SCUBA Referral

Scuba Diver with camera


April 6, May 30


Lynchburg College (classroom session), Bedford Area Family YMCA (pool session), Lake Rawlings (open water sessions)


College and community are welcome;
Class size limited to 10


$285: Community
$225: LC students and employees

Does paradise call you? Thinking of SCUBA on your next Caribbean trip/cruise?

Do you have a vacation planned and only need to have the book, video, and classroom sessions completed for your SCUBA certification, or even just the five pool dives?

Now you can do the class and pool sessions to complete your open water dives in paradise! We can even help you find a PADI Center anywhere in the world.

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology, and safety procedures. For each concept, you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

How it works

  • You sign-up for a SCUBA Referral Class with us
  • Complete your forms
    • Medical
    • Liability Release (s)
    • Safe Diver
  • Study the video and book
    • Complete the knowledge reviews
    • Pass all four quizzes and the final with 75 percent or better
  • Confined water dives: arrange a pool session (5-7 hours) with us
    • 5 dives
    • Master the skills for open water certification in the pool

What does the $285 price include?

  • E-learning at home
  • Pool fee
  • All equipment
    • Mask and snorkel
    • Booties and Fins
    • Tank (air), regulator with computer
    • Wetsuit
    • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Referral paperwork

How to register

Call us at 434.544.8224 or email