Try Scuba Diving

Kona Scuba Diver at Jack's Diving Lockerbook-now-small-blue

 

 

The Kona Coast of Hawaii is a world-class diving destination with healthy coral reefs, colorful fish, and warm water – the perfect place to try scuba diving and explore this underwater playground!  Join one of the friendly and knowledgeable PADI professionals for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience at Jack’s Diving Locker.  Sometimes known as a resort dive or introductory dive, this experience will start at our on-site scuba training pool with an introduction to scuba skills and time to play underwater.  After the pool dive, you have the option of doing a shore dive or boat trip.  The shore dive is typically conducted on the same day as the pool session where the instructor takes you on an underwater tour of a beautiful coral reef.

Raccoon Butterflyfish - Kona, Hawaii

The boat trip includes two scuba dives and is typically scheduled the day after the introductory pool session.  Site selection varies, but may include areas with brightly colored reef fish or green sea turtle habitats.  Occasionally, dolphins ride the bow wake as the boat cruises the coastline from one site to the next.  Join the Jack’s crew for fun and adventure in Hawaii’s underwater world – sign up to Try Scuba Diving today!

 

COSTS:
$50 plus tax for a Pool Dive
$125 plus tax for 1 Shore Dive (includes pool)
$225 plus tax for 2 Boat Dives (includes pool)
(Certified divers may dive together in the same group for the same price)

PREREQUISITES:
– Pool, Shore, Boat: Ages 12 & up
– Pool, Shore: Ages 10 & 11
– Boat: Ages 10 & 11 must have instructor approval after completing and pool session and shore dive.

REGISTRATION:

– Call Jack’s Diving Locker at 1(800) 345-4807 or 808-329-7585 to make a reservation.
– Please review the Discover Scuba Diving form with Medical Statement (questions below for quick reference).  If you have a YES to any questions on the Medical Statement, you will need a doctor’s approval.  Please call Jack’s Diving Locker for assistance.
– 24 hour cancellation policy.  48 hour during winter holiday season.

WE PROVIDE:
– Instruction and all equipment

YOU PROVIDE:
– Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen

TIMES:
– Pool: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
– Shore 1 p.m.
– Boat 8:30 a.m.
– Reservations required

DURATION:
– Pool 1.5 hours
– Shore 3.5 hours
– Boat 6 hours

NOTE: Flying or Driving to Altitude After Diving – If you complete the open water experience, it is recommended you wait at least 12 hours before flying or driving to altitude.  If you make more than one open water dive on the same day; or, dive over two or more days, wait 18 hours (PADI Discover Scuba Diving Booklet, 2013).

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A Quick Look at the PADI Medical Questionnaire

Scuba diving is an exciting and demanding activity. To scuba dive safely, you must not be extremely overweight or out of condition. Diving can be strenuous under certain conditions.  Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health. All body air spaces must be normal and healthy. A person with heart trouble, a current cold or congestion, epilepsy, asthma, a severe medical problem, or who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, should not dive. If taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.  The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by a physician before participating in recreational scuba diving. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of a physician.  Please answer the following questions on your past and present medical history with a YES or NO. If you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in scuba diving. Your PADI Professional will supply you with a PADI Medical Statement and Guidelines for Recreational Scuba Diver’s Physical Examination to take to a physician.

Do you currently have an ear infection?

Do you have a history of ear disease, hearing loss or problems with balance?

Do you have a history of ear or sinus surgery?

Are you currently suffering from a cold, congestion, sinusitis or bronchitis?

Do you have a history of respiratory problems, severe attacks of hayfever or allergies, or lung disease?

Have you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery?

Do you have active asthma or history of emphysema or tuberculosis?

Are you currently taking medication that carries a warning about any impairment of your physical or mental abilities?

Do you have behavioral health, mental or psychological problems or a nervous system disorder?

Are you or could you be pregnant?

Do you have a history of colostomy?

Do you have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery?

Do you have a history of high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure?

Are you over 45 and have a family history of heart attack or stroke?

Do you have a history of bleeding or other blood disorders?

Do you have a history of diabetes?

Do you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them?

Do you have a history of back, arm or leg problems following an injury, fracture or surgery?

Do you have a history of fear of closed or open spaces or panic attacks (claustrophobia or agoraphobia)?

 

 

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