Before signing up for a SCUBA course make sure you get the whole picture (and price)! Review the table below and compare EUC to any other shop/club and realize the value EUC offers.
EUC has been in existence since 1957, is a not for profit club, meaning the instructors are teaching for the love of the sport.
As with many sports, SCUBA diving contains an element of risk, the primary way to substantially reduce the risk is to secure a solid foundation built on a well-rounded curriculum, both classroom and practical skills (pool). Please carefully consider the training provider you choose to convey the required skills to you.
|Open Water Course Cost||$375|
|Classroom Instruction Time||12 1/2 hours (Interactive, not just an online course)|
|Pool Instruction Time||14 hours|
|SCUBA Certification Agency||ACUC (Internationally Recognized)|
|Classroom Materials||Included (Textbooks, etc)|
|Certification Card Fee||$0 (Included with Course Fee)|
|Use of Equipment||Included (BCD, Weights, Regulators, Tanks, etc)|
|Equipment to be Provided by Student||
|Final Exam Fee||$0 (Included with Course Fee)|
|Dive Log Book||Included|
|Open Water Checkout Fee||$0 (Included with Course Fee)|
|Equipment for Open Water Checkout||Available for Rental
|Additional Time with Instructors|| Included (Develop skills needed to pass test, either academic or pool)
Also, membership allows weekly pool-time to practice and tryout gear
|Number of Students Per Instructor||2 - 3|
|Summer Access to Equipment||$250, Includes:
|1 Year Membership in Ontario Underwater Council||Included ($40 value)|
|1 Year Membership in Etobicoke Underwater Club||Included (with access to facilities)|
|Other Courses to Advance SCUBA Knowledge/Skills||
SCUBA diving is extremely dangerous.
It can be, but with proper methodical training and preparation it is a very safe sport. EUC has not had a serious diving accident since beginning training in 1957.
SCUBA diving is crazy expensive
It can be somewhat expensive, but rental equipment can be secured through many shops and the club (at a very reasonable cost).
To SCUBA dive you need to be a genius in biology, physics, physiology, mathematics and marine life.
No! You do need to know the basics of how these subjects affect the diver so that you can have safe enjoyable dives. All that is needed is carefully covered in the classroom until the student is comfortable with the concepts.
If you are going to SCUBA dive you better be a triathlon athlete and especially a strong swimmer.
Not true. You need to be a capable swimmer and able to tread water, but being comfortable in the water is key to your success