Private Classes

PRIVATE OPENWATER CLASSES

 

 

PRIVATE OPENWATER BEACH DIVES OPTION

Our most Popular Private Program. The Private Beach Dives program incorporates 30 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Four Local Beach dives to Complete your Certification.

(You may Substitute a Catalina Island Boat Dive at a Cost of $125 per person if a Boat is Available).

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  • It gives you more Personalized Attention.
  • It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Classes.
  • It gives your Group the ability to take a Private OpenWater Class with just your Friends at the same Price as Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses (Based on 4 or More Students)
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  • Smaller Class Size
To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Also…Don’t Forget – Buy your “Basic” Equipment from Pacific Wilderness (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and we’ll give you an INSTANT $50 REBATE on your Class!

Classes Size of One up to Eight

 

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule for you or your Group Only.
  • Tuition Fee (PRIVATE)
  • All Necessary Books, Log Book, Dive Table & Forms.
  • All Rental Gear Including; Wetsuit, Hood, Weight Belt, Weights, B.C., Regulator System & Tanks.
  • PADI Open Water Certification Card.
  • (4) Open Water Dives
  • FREE 1 Year Membership in Pacific Wilderness Dive Club ($30 Value)
To book your own “Private” Class – Please use the following Outline of time allocations:
  • Class Time  – Dedicate 6-8 Hours total time. This may be done in One Full Day of 6-8 Hours or two to Three Days/Evenings of about 3 Hours each. In either case, all Book Work and quizzes must be completed PRIOR to each session.
  • Pool Time – Dedicate 6-8 Hours total time. This may be done in One Full Day of 6-8 Hours or two to Three Days/Evenings of about 3 Hours each. (If you are planning to take Classes through the Orange Store Location then we suggest Scheduling all your Pool Work to be in One Day since our pool is in San Pedro. We usually meet at 9am and work till noon – take a lunch break – then complete pool skills at about three or Four o’clock.)
  • Beach Dives – Dedicate 3-4 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives may be done in One Morning usually from 7 am till 11 am. Orange County residents will dive from Laguna Beach, LA County residents will dive from Redondo Beach.  Beach Dives One & Two are typically on Saturday the day before the Final Two Beach Dives on Sunday.  This makes picking up your Rental Gear (Included with Class) easier – you only have to do it once.
  • Boat Dives – Should you Choose, you will need to Dedicate a Full Day. Our Boat Trips are scheduled a Year in Advance and can be Viewed Here. Look up any “Shop Boat Dive” and use those dates in planning your Schedule.  (Boat Fee is a Flat Rate of $99 per person extra for all Private Classes)

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Group Private Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Boat and Instructor Availability.

 

 

PRIVATE OPENWATER BEACH OPTION (eLearning Option)

One of our most Popular Private Programs. The Private eLearning Beach Dives program incorporates 20 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Four Local Beach dives to Complete your Certification.

(You may Substitute a Catalina Island Boat Dive at a Cost of $125 per person if a Boat is Available).

We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  • The Classroom time you would normally spend at Pacific Wilderness (8 Hours) is cut to only 1 Hour with the sue of eLearning!
  • It gives you more Personalized Attention.
  • It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Classes.
  • It gives your Group the ability to take a Private OpenWater Class with just your Friends at the same Price as Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses (Based on 4 or More Students)
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  • Smaller Class Size

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Also…Don’t Forget – Buy your “Basic” Equipment from Pacific Wilderness (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and we’ll give you an INSTANT $50 REBATE on your Class!

Classes Size of One up to Eight (Click Banner Below to Start Now!)

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule for you or your Group Only.
  • Tuition Fee (PRIVATE)
  • All Necessary Books, Log Book, Dive Table & Forms.
  • All Rental Gear Including; Wetsuit, Hood, Weight Belt, Weights, B.C., Regulator System & Tanks.
  • PADI Open Water Certification Card.
  • (4) Open Water Dives
  • FREE 1 Year Membership in Pacific Wilderness Dive Club ($30 Value)

Your Course Fee Does Not Include:

PADI eLearning Fee of $174 (Payable to PADI)

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To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline of time allocations:

  • Class Time  – Dedicate 1 Hour total time. This may be done on the same day as your Pool Session, all eLearning needs to be completed PRIOR to your Pool Session.
  • Pool Time – Dedicate 6-8 Hours total time. This may be done in One Full Day of 6-8 Hours or two to Three Days/Evenings of about 3 Hours each. (If you are planning to take Classes through the Orange Store Location then we suggest Scheduling all your Pool Work to be in One Day since our pool is in San Pedro. We usually meet at 9am and work till noon – take a lunch break – then complete pool skills at about three or Four o’clock.)
  • Beach Dives – Dedicate 3-4 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives may be done in One Morning usually from 7 am till 11 am. Orange County residents will dive from Laguna Beach, LA County residents will dive from Redondo Beach.  Beach Dives One & Two are typically on Saturday the day before the Final Two Beach Dives on Sunday.  This makes picking up your Rental Gear (Included with Class) easier – you only have to do it once.
  • Boat Dives – Should you Choose, you will need to Dedicate a Full Day. Our Boat Trips are scheduled a Year in Advance and can be Viewed Here. Look up any “Shop Boat Dive” and use those dates in planning your Schedule.  (Boat Fee is a Flat Rate of $100 per person extra for all Private Classes)

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Group Private Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Boat and Instructor Availability.

 

 

 

PRIVATE OPENWATER REFERRAL OPTION

Our Private Referral program is for those of you;  limited on time, having Difficult Work Schedules or not wishing to Dive in our Beautiful (although Slightly Colder) Local Waters.The Private Referral Program incorporates about 15 hours of Instruction focusing only on Class Room and Pool Skills.  You may complete the Final Four Open Water Dives in more Tropical Waters.Although this class costs less than the Regular Private Class above, be aware you will incur expenses at the other end to complete your PADI Open Water Certification.   We would be happy to provide you with the names of PADI Dive Centers located at your destination should you choose this option or you may Click Here for a listing of PADI Resorts.(It’s our experience you will pay approximately $175 to $350 to finish your dives elsewhere –  (note “approximately” means just that – whomever you deal with for completion is free to charge any amount).

We recommend this Course for those Students who:

  • Do not want to Dive Locally (Though you’re missing out).
  • Are Limited on time and are unable to complete the Regular Class prior to a trip you may have already planned.
  • Wish to have Individualized Attention
  • Desire Smaller Class Sizes

To View Class Schedules Click Here and look for “OpenWater” then choose the Class fitting your Schedule.

Note, you will not need to attend the Final Two Sessions in the Referral Program.

Also…Don’t Forget – Buy your “Basic” Equipment from Pacific Wilderness (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and we’ll give you an INSTANT $50 REBATE on your Class.

Classes Size of One up to Eight

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule for you or your Group Only.
  • Tuition Fee (PRIVATE)
  • All Necessary Books, Log Book, Dive Table & Forms.
  • All Rental Gear Including; Weight Belt, Weights, B.C., Regulator System & Tanks for Pool.
  • FREE 1 Year Membership in Pacific Wilderness Dive Club ($30 Value)

Does NOT INCLUDE:

  • Certification Card
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Rental Gear at Destination
  • Any Applicable Boat Fees

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