Scuba Diving Lessons at the JCC Indianapolis
The JCC Indianapolis offers special interest aquatics programs for those looking to enhance their aquatics practice.
Scuba diving classes provided by Indy Scuba for ages 10+
Try this introduction to Scuba diving to find out what it’s like to breathe underwater without taking the plunge into a full SCUBA diving certification course. In this quick and easy introduction, you learn the basics under the direct supervision of a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Professional:
- See that you really can breathe underwater and whether you are comfortable doing so.
- Understand what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.
- Learn basic skills and safety rules.
Learn more at the Indy Scuba website and fill out the medical waiver.
Learn diving techniques, equipment usage, and explore life underwater. Upon completion of this scuba diving certification course, participants will receive PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (home study) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.
- Confined Water Dives (pool) to learn basic scuba skills.
- Open Water Dives (local or while on vacation) to review your skills and explore underwater.
Indy Scuba offers additional classes at the J such as PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Dry Suit Diver for cold water diving or PADI Rescue Diver for identifying potential problems and learning dive emergency protocol.
For a complete list of offerings, visit the Indy Scuba website and fill out the medical waiver.
About Indy Scuba
Indy Scuba, owned by Pat O’Brien, an independent PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified instructor, focuses on providing the necessary educational fundamentals to become a safe, certified diver.
They provide all equipment, meaning fewer sales pitches during the class and more time spent in the pool. The focus is on education, so your focus can be on learning the sport. There is no upfront large investment in equipment, and you can learn before you buy. No annual maintenance cost and less checked bag fees is perfect for the person who only dives while on a yearly cruise or vacation. For the more serious divers who prefer to own their own equipment, Indy Scuba is able to provide guidance in selecting equipment to meet your personal needs based on the type of diving you will be doing.
All the equipment you will use during your training is from leading manufacturers and serviced regularly.
What to Expect from a Scuba Diving Class at the JCC
Indy Scuba provides all the equipment needed for the class. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from, and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system.
Indy Scuba offers classes at the J year-round. Each two-day class is over a weekend. Visit the Indy Scuba website for upcoming classes.
Visit the Indy Scuba website for costs and availability.
Aquatics Are Central at the JCC
Learning to swim and aquatics are deeply rooted in Jewish values and culture. The JCC serves Jewish and non-Jewish audiences alike, as learning to swim is a universal value. Our aquatics program is integral to our community center, and we have built and maintained indoor, outdoor, competition-sized, and therapeutic pools. Our love of aquatics starts early with parent/child classes, continues with lessons for adults, and we offer arthritis and therapy classes for those well into their 90s.