SCUBA Instruction

 

 

 

 

Learn to SCUBA Dive and Discover the Underwater World with

 

TOTI Adventures

 

TOTI Adventures offers a variety of PADI courses.  Whether you are beginner, looking for a new adventure, or an experienced diver, looking for more advanced training, we have the right course for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stingray City.  Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

 

 

 

What is PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the SCUBA diving association that certifies you.  It is the most widely recognized and respected diving organization in the world.  I am a PADI certified SCUBA Instructor.  For more information please visit the PADI website.  The FAQ section has some really good info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful colors outside the inner lagoon.  Bora Bora, Tahiti

 

 

 

 

 

Open Water Diver Course

 

Begin your underwater adventure with the Open Water Diver Course.  The course is divided into two phases: Confined Water Training (CWT) and Open Water Training (OWT).  You need to take both phases to graduate as an Open Water Diver.

 

Phase 1 CWT 

CWT is composed of diving theory and pool instruction.  You will learn the basics on diving theory/physics and all the SCUBA skills.  It runs for 4-5 nights (5-9pm on average). Each night you dive in the pool and practice some theory.

Home Study

The instructor led theory sessions are optional.  You can choose to study and do the homework at home on your own time.  This will reduce the amount of time you have to spend at the shop during CWT.  I am always available via email for questions.  

 

Phase 2 OWT

At OWT you apply all your CWT knowledge in a real open water environment (lake or ocean).  OWT is given over a weekend.  You have to complete 4 dives – 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.  You will practice all your CWT skills, plus enjoy some real world diving!!

OWT Dive Locations

There are two choices for the open water dives: fresh water or salt water.  The salt water dives are conducted in Rhode Island or Connecticut.  The fresh water dives are conducted in Dutch Springs, Pennsylvania (SCUBA Camping trip. Click here for more information).  The students decide where the dives will be conducted.

Referral Program

PADI offers the flexibility of taking the second phase of the program (OWT) at another worldwide location (Tahiti, Hawaii, Puerto Rico…).  You complete the CWT with me and its up to you where in the world you want to go diving to complete your OWT.        

 

At the end of the course you’ll be a certified SCUBA Diver with the capability to rent SCUBA gear and dive anywhere in the world.

 

Cost

CWT – $299.95, OWT - $149.95

Includes

All text books, dive-log, diving tables, PADI student application fees and the rental of all technical SCUBA diving equipment (Regulators, Tanks, weights and the Buoyancy Control Device (BDC)).  It does not include the mask, snorkel or fins (which are required to take the course).  These can be purchased at the shop if you desire.  We have special deals and discounts for students.

 

Course Dates (2012)

Course 1:

CWT1 – July 13 (5-9pm), 14 (9-5pm), 15(1-5pm).               OWT – August 25 and 26.

CWT2 – July 24 (5-9pm), 25 (5-9pm), 29(9-5pm).               Location: TBD

Location: Wallingford, CT                                                   

 

 

For questions, registration, additional class schedules or private courses please email scuba@totiadventures.com

 

Private courses available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wreck of the Shinkoku Maru on the clear waters of Truk Lagoon.  Chuuk, Micronesia.

 

 

 

 

 

Advance Open Water Course

 

Getting lost underwater too frequently?

Not feeling comfortable in low visibility conditions?

Want to dive deeper?

 

Then put your fears aside and become an Advance Open Water Diver!!

 

Learn underwater compass navigation, deep diving, wreck diving and many other shocking SCUBA skills that will make you a better/safer diver.  The PADI Advance Open Water course is the next level in training after completing your Open Water course. It includes a total of five specialty dives, of which the Underwater Navigator and Deep Water specialties are required.  The remaining three dives are chosen by students. Available specialties include:

 

  • Wreck Diving
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diving
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Fish Identification

 

A minimum of two days is required to complete the course.  It is a “hands-on” course with minimal bookwork.  No written test is required; all you need to do is dive dive dive!!

 

Enhance your diving knowledge and learn new diving skills with the PADI Advance Open Water course. 

 

Next Course Date (2012)

Class1 - August 11 and 12.

Class2 - August 25 and 26.

 

Cost

The cost for the 5 dives is $375.00 (plus course book and gear)

 

Please contact us for additional dates.  Class will be held in Dutch Springs, PA or in RI

 

For questions, registration, additional class schedules or private courses please email scuba@totiadventures.com

 

Weekend private courses available.