Who/What is PSS?
Professional Scuba Schools Worldwide is one of the most innovative diver training agencies in the world. Born from the passion of dive training professionals more than 25 years ago, today thousands of PSS trained divers and leaders demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities around the globe. PSS professionals continue to think “outside of the box” and are constantly striving to make diver education and training better for the student, store, and professional.
PSS Worldwide (click on the logo for more info) is a proud Member of the WRSTC. Membership to RSTC qualifies its associated organizations, by virtue of the common minimum standards, as being "internationally recognized".
Advanced Open Water
Do you want to be a better diver? Get some street cred as a diver? Advanced Open Water is the Program for you. “AOW” or “Advanced” (as the pros say). For more information on specialty certifications, call the shop! Fins Up Scuba is proud to offer small classes and focus on the training you need and want!
The Open Water Program (“OW” as the pros say) is where most people start their scuba diving adventures! The program is divided into four key parts: Self-Study, Classroom, Pool Dives, & Open Water Dives.
**Here is a sample schedule so you can plan for your time commitment.**
Class and Pool Weekend
Saturday 8a – 12p. Shop, Suite #115. Corrective Sessions, Exam (if not done ahead of time), Equipment Assemblies, Rental Check Out. You will take all your rental equipment and bring it to the pool.
Sunday 8a- 4p. Pool is at a Scottsdale Aquatics Center. Please bring ALL equipment, water, snacks, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, etc... Everything you need for a day in the Arizona sun (or rain). We will take a short lunch break but there isn't anything close and we are on a time schedule so packing lunch is your best option.
Equipment Return will be Sunday Directly following the pool. THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL. Please make sure you have rinsed the equipment off at the pool!
Friday 11a-5:30p (it should only take a few minutes). Shop. Pick Up Rental For The Lake.
Saturday 8a- Noon. Lake Pleasant. Dives 1 & 2.
Sunday 8a- Noon. Lake Pleasant. Dives 3 & 4.
Monday 11a- 5:30p (it should only take a few minutes). Shop. Rental Return. Please make sure you have rinsed the equipment!
“Rescue” is the first program you take as a diver where the emphasis isn’t mainly on your diving skills. The program teaches you how to handle common (and some not so common) issues that can happen while diving and focuses on problem solving skills. Through this program you will become a more confident diver and have a whole new skill set that makes you an invaluable buddy! The program consists of Self-study, Classroom (as necessary), Pool Training, and Open Water Dives...