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We are currently eligible to use GI Bill® benefits for this program and our school is nationally accredited by ACCET, which also allows us to accept Tuition Assistance for this program.
To Sign up for VA/GI Bill® Bill funding, download and fill out, bring back the Enrollment Agreement and download the Catalog & Course Schedule
Our Program includes the following courses:
This program is now covered by GI Bill® education funding.
Additional Fees: Cost of equipment between $1,200 - $2,500
How and where do I signup?
To signup please email, call (252-728-2265) or just stop in to Discovery Diving (if using Tuition Assistance please see below).
How long will the program take?
To graduate, the student must complete all of the classes, as well as 60 ocean dives. This could take anywhere from 4 to 6 months, depending on how dedicated the student is and how often they dive. You will complete about 40 dives with our instructors, which means that you will be responsible for the additional 20 dives on your own.
How often will I be going to classes/diving?
The student is not required to take a class every weekend, but if they wish to complete the program faster, we will generally have a dives available for them to take at least once a week. Most classes will be held on weekends. But for example: Enriched Air specialty just requires classroom time, so we may schedule them on weekday evenings and some classes i.e. the Advanced Class may class time on a Friday evening to expedite the dives that following weekend. We are flexible; we understand that we have to work with many different schedules. We are eager to have students complete the program so we will do everything that we can to accommodate your needs.
What do I need to do before I Start First My Class?
Where do I meet for my first class?
Students will need to come to Discovery Diving Co. 414 Orange St. in Beaufort NC 28516 252-728-2265(Scuba OK)
What do I need to bring for my first class?
On the first day, you will need to bring your Open Water Manual and Dive tables. You will also need to bring your bathing suit/towel on the first day.
What does the VA/GI Bill® cover? The VA/GI Bill® will currently pay the $8,996.63 which covers tuition and books. Also you will need to apply for any Per Diem or Stipends directly.
Is lodging available? We offer discounted barracks style lodging for those commuting in on a weekly basis, as we have space available.
Where can I go for more information? For more information on the program, please call Discovery Diving Co. at 252 728 2265 or email us at [email protected]
Where can I go for more information about my VA/GI Bill® benefits? For more information on using your VA/GI Bill® benefits, please click the following link:
Where can I go for more information on Tuition Assistance?
Where can I go for more information?
For more information on the program, please call Discovery Diving Co. at 252 728 2265 or email us at [email protected]
Are there any additional costs that TA does not cover?
Yes. Tuition assistance does not cover your Scuba gear or the text book. You will be responsible for bringing your snorkel gear to your first class (see above question). After your Open Water class you are responsible for renting or purchasing your own gear. Overall, buying high quality gear will cost you about the same amount as renting gear for the duration of your program.