SCUBA instructor in Paso Robles
SCUBA classes available in Paso Robles
Bob Rollins, a certified SCUBA instructor in Paso Robles, offers SCUBA diving lessons for several levels of diver. He is certified by PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. He offers SCUBA lessons, certification courses, and CPR classes for ages 11 and up at Kennedy Club Fitness in Paso Robles.
Dive instructors guide beginning students through the basic water-based pool skills needed for the new diver to obtain their open water certification or C-Card. The dive instructor’s job is to stress safety throughout the course, answer questions, alleviate nervousness and demonstrate basic scuba skills. Skills taught during SCUBA lessons include correct underwater breathing techniques, basic equipment maintenance and use, regulator and mask recovery, finning maneuvers and adapting to emergency situations.
SCUBA Lessons include classroom work, dives in a pool, and may include dives at local spots like Morro Bay, Monterey, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara and Channel Islands.
Contact SCUBA instructor Bob Rollins
Reach Paso Robles SCUBA instructor Bob Rollins at (805) 712-7729.
Recommended local SCUBA shop
Depth Perceptions Diving Services
12322 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
SCUBA diving certifications
- Open Water Diver
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- Rescue Diver
- Swim fins
- Gloves to protect hands
- Booties to protect feet
- Dive mask to improve underwater vision,
- Snorkel for surface breathing
- Air tank and regulator for underwater breathing
- Protective dive suit, or wet suite
- Equipment to control buoyancy, a buoyancy compensator.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI, is the world’s largest recreational diving association and diver training organization. It was founded in 1966 by John Cronin and Ralph Erickson. PADI courses range from minimal entry level to relatively advanced recreational diver certification, several specialized diving skills courses, usually connected with specific equipment or conditions, some diving related informational courses and a range of recreational diving instructor certifications.
SCUBA, an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, is a mode of underwater diving in which a diver uses an air tank to breathe underwater. SCUBA divers carry their own source of breathing gas, usually compressed air, allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line or diver’s umbilical and longer underwater endurance than breath-hold. Scuba equipment may be open circuit, in which exhaled gas is expelled to the surroundings, or a closed or semi-closed circuit rebreather, in which the breathing gas is scrubbed to remove carbon dioxide, and the oxygen used is replenished from a supply of feed gas before being re-breathed. Scuba diving may be done recreationally or professionally in a number of applications, including scientific, military and public safety roles, but most commercial diving uses surface supplied diving equipment when this is practicable. A scuba diver primarily moves underwater by using fins attached to the feet, but external propulsion can be provided by a diver propulsion vehicle, or a sled pulled from the surface.
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