We know that you are busy and that things happen that can change your plans. We strive to be as understanding of your circumstances as possible. We don’t like having a lot of rules and procedures, since this is scuba diving and it is supposed to be fun! But to be fair to all our customers and because of the work and staffing preparation required of us in scheduling classes, we have the following policies regarding our classes.
Reserving and Confirming Spots in a Class
Tuition for classes (including open water sessions) must be paid in full to reserve your spot in class. For Open Water Part 1, if a participant has not come in for their orientation session to confirm their spot at least seven days prior to the first class, Underwater Adventures reserves the right to switch the student to different class to make room for another student.
Cancellation and Rescheduling
You may cancel or reschedule a class without penalty for a full refund within 48 hours of registration.
After 48 hours, we do not offer a refund of tuition for cancellation.
If you need to reschedule, we will apply your paid tuition toward another scheduled class (for up to one year) less the following fees:
Within 48 hours of booking - No Fee
48 hours to two weeks prior to class: $50 Fee
Less than two weeks and more than 48 hours before your class: $100 Fee
Less than 48 hours before your class: NO REFUND.
The time limit for re-scheduling classes is one year from the original class date.
Additional Required Sessions
We specialize in working with students to help them accomplish the goals of the program and become safe, confident, certified scuba divers. In the event that a participant cannot complete all the course requirements during the scheduled sessions, whether due to physical constraints or simply needing more work to complete the skills or coursework, an additional academic, pool or open water session will be scheduled. This requirement is at the discretion of the instructor based on the program standards. The additional sessions will be at a time agreed to by the participant and instructor, and subject to facility availability. There is no additional cost for the instruction for this additional session. Any sessions required beyond the one additional session will require an extra charge of $65/session. For open water sessions, additional rental equipment charges apply.
Swim Requirements for the Open Water Diver Class
In order to participate in the Open Water Diver Class you need to have basic swimming proficiency and be comfortable in the water. In order to keep everyone safe and able to progress through the class, if a student cannot complete the required swim and float tests at the start of the class, they may be asked to switch to another class once they have had more practice and/or swim training. The student would have up to one year to improve their proficiency in order to re-join another class.
Equipment for Continuing Education and Specialty Classes
For classes beyond the Open Water Diver Class, we provide tanks and weights for pool sessions as part of the class tuition. Tanks and weights for open water sessions and any other equipment must be rented or purchased, unless otherwise specified. Some classes have specific equipment requirements. See the applicable course fact sheet or inquire at the shop for details.