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   Learning to dive with Tropical Penguin Scuba is fun and easy! We have been teaching people to dive in Northern Nevada for over 15 years. We have many different training options to choose from. You can enroll in one of our standard class formats, or we frequently have other options to choose from up to, and including, personalized private training.

   Diving is a wonderful sport and hobby that requires some training. It is a very rewarding, relaxing, and enjoyable sport. Few of us will ever get to be Astronauts and travel to outer space, but most of us can be Aquanauts and experience inner space. Your journey into this world will start with your Open Water Certification. This certification will enable you to dive in exotic places all over the world. It will give you an understanding of the sport so that it will be fun and rewarding for you. Here's how it begins:



   You will start with classroom sessions. In the classroom one of our experienced instructors will help you learn about different academic topics, including some basic Physics, Physiology, and Equipment used for scuba diving. They will talk with you about the skills that you will be practicing when you go to the pool. You will also learn how to enjoy the sport safely and confidently.





   Here is where the real fun begins! You will now move into the confined water sessions. In the pool you will learn how to assemble, adjust, and operate the different pieces of equipment. You will learn how to control your buoyancy, and some safety techniques. This is where you'll take that first "magical" breath underwater. It is a breath you will never forget!




   After you complete your confined water sessions, you will get to do your open water dives. There will be four open water dives, over two different days. These will be your first dives in the lake or ocean. You will perform the same tasks that you practiced in the pool, but there are also many opportunities for fun! After you have completed your final dives you will join the elite group that are called "certified divers"! Your certification will never expire, you will now be a diver for life!


   Tropical Penguin Scuba offers very flexible class schedules that can be customized to fit your needs. That first memorable breath underwater awaits you, so check out our convenient schedules and get started today!

   For more information you can call us at 775-828-DIVE (3483), stop by our shop (directions), or  even contact us by e-mail here! We look forward to diving with you soon!!



Tropical Penguin Scuba

If you would like more information, E-mail us here,

call us at 775-828-DIVE (3483), or stop by our new location

at 961 Matley Lane, #130, Reno, NV 89502.