THE DIVING COURSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN IS AN EXCITING AND DEMANDING CHALLENGE!!
This diving course upon completion, will allow you to eventually explore the other three - fourths of our planet that is underwater. To accept the call of this underwater adventure you must be aware of the risks involved in the sport and to study and practice to achieve success.
This course will require heavy physical exertion. You will need to be able to equalize pressure in your ears and sinuses. Your respiratory and circulatory system must be in good health. You should be able to swim in the open ocean. You will need to complete a medical history form and your instructor may require you to be examined by a physician. You will need to read and sign this Statement of Understanding. If you are a minor you will need to have this form and the medical form signed by a parent or guardian.
Skin and Scuba diving are equipment-oriented sports. Some equipment is personal and may need to be purchased.
Other equipment can be rented or will be provided during the course, do not purchase equipment until it has been discussed in class and you know how to evaluate your purchases.
The cost of an Intro to Scuba or Discovery Scuba Dive is $104.95 for a one-tank dive and $154.95 for a two-tank dive (No certification card issued for these dives). The cost of the open water course is $239 (up to 8 students) $329 (up to 4 students) $529 (up to 2 students) and $599 (private one person) this includes all scuba equipment for ocean dives unless arranged otherwise. The cost of the certification card is $43.50, if you qualify as an open water diver. Certification cards may be withheld until payment has been received by dive shop from activity center you paid your monies to.
Customer(s) wishing to cancel or reschedule activity must provide 72 hours notice to Maui Diving Scuba & Snorkel Center. Skipping days in class unless scheduled by the Dive Center will result in additional charges to you the participant (diver) should you choose to complete the dive class. This would be treated as a private course and the additional charges will reflect such.
All students not following class structure will be charged the single dive rate of $89.95 each dive (no exceptions). NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS BY CUSTOMER WITH LESS THAN 72 HOURS NOTICE OR WHEN ALTERNATE SITES ARE SELECTED OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, SUCH AS WEATHER, EAR TROUBLE, ILLNESS OR SEASICKNESS; BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER DIVING! Customer has been informed a medical form will follow. Failure of completion for reasons on the medical form within 72 hours does not constitute a refund.
BY INITIALING THIS PARAGRAPH I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE ABOVE CONTENTS.
Important information is included in every open water session. Because diving is built from a few basic steps to more complex concepts, you must attend every session of your training or your training will be incomplete. You will be required to make up any missed sessions at an additional cost to you. Bring paper and pencil to take notes in class and to fill out your logbook after dives. Your logbook and notes will help you study for the test evaluations. You will need to successfully complete a final classroom test and water evaluation in order to be certified.
I understand this is a home study course and performance based. Students will meet at the dive shop each morning unless instructor requests another location.
Open water sessions will be part of your normal open water training. There will be four open water dives to complete your course, which are required for certification. To help you study and become familiar with the terminology of the sport to gain an understand the concepts and laws that govern skin and scuba diving, you will need to have the course textbook. All of our instructors are affiliated with, and your text or eLearning will be with P.A.D.I.
(THE eLeaning OR COURSE STUDY BOOK AND LOG CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DIVE SHOP. ONE OR THE OTHER ARE REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION.)
I understand that in undertaking dive training I am incurring obligations for attendance, skill performance and financial responsibility. I understand that diving is a demanding and exciting sport that requires a commitment of time, money, cooperation and practice in order to become certified. I am willing to accept the risks and responsibilities for my own actions and I understand that the instructor must make the final judgment as to my competency.
I understand and agree that any equipment provided to me by the above listed individuals/agencies is to be returned upon my completion of class EACH DAY. Any equipment, which is provided to me and becomes lost or damaged throughout the course, will be paid by student, at full retail replacement cost. Kama'aina students have up to 3 months to complete dives and test. The Instructor may change this time frame. Failure to complete the course within this time period, will result in the need to pay for another course and must be taken over. By signing this Cost and Statement of Understanding, I understand that I have purchased activity or service. I understand this contract supersedes all previous contracts and agreements with my credit card company and I personally guarantee payment in cash, or credit card to vendor MAUI DIVING - SCUBA & SNORKEL CENTER (LLC) Activity Centers known or unknown vendors ETC.
Please read carefully, fill in all blanks and agree to each paragraph before signing. I hereby affirm that I have been advised and thoroughly informed of the inherent hazards of skin and scuba diving.
I further understand that diving with compressed air involves certain inherent risks: decompression sickness embolism, or other hyper baric injuries that can require treatment in a recompression chamber. I further understand that the open water diving trips, which are necessary for training and for scuba certification, may be conducted at a site that is remote, either by time/distance, from a recompression chamber. I still choose to proceed with such instructional dives in spite of the possible absence of a recompression chamber in proximity to the dive site.
I further agree that under no circumstance will I make, prosecute or present any claim against those entities identified above for any act, omission or due to their negligence either passive or active relating to such activities or from the ownership, maintenance, use operation or control of any automobile, shop, boat, hotel, vehicle common carrier, or otherwise. It is my intention by signing this document to exempt and release those entities identified above and their agents servants contractors and employees from liability for personal injury, property damage wrongful death and loss of services whether caused by negligence either passive or active or other wise. By signing this document, I acknowledge that I assume all risk of personal injury, property damage, wrongful death or loss of services upon myself.
In consideration of being allowed to enroll in this course, I hereby personally assume all risks in connection with said course for any harm, injury or damage that may befall me while I am enrolled as a student of this course including all risks connected therewith whether foreseen or unforeseen.
I further save and hold harmless said course and released all parties from any claim or lawsuit by family, my estate heirs, assignees, or me arising out of my enrollment and participation in this course, including both claims arising during the course or after I receive my scuba certification.
I also understand that skin diving and scuba diving are physically strenuous activities and that I will be exerting myself during this diving course, and that if I am injured as a result of a heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, etc., that I will not hold the above listed individuals or companies responsible for the same.
I further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this liability and release, or that I have acquired the written consent of my parent or legal guardian.
I further state; I will not fly in an airplane or go to Haleakala Crater (volcano 10, 023ft.) within 12 or 18 hours after my last dive or exceed 1,000 feet in elevation during this scuba diving class. I understand that drinking alcohol directly after diving may cause decompression sickness.
I understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, and that I have signed this document of my own free act. I also understand by not initialing or signing any part of this liability and assumption of risk will be construed as I am doing so with full intent and knowledge to defraud these contract(s) and can be held responsible for fraud or terminated from this diving program at any time with no refund.
I, by this instrument do exempt and release my instructor(s), the facility through which I received my instruction, Maui Diving- Scuba & Snorkel Center, PADI and ALL RELATED ENTITIES AS DEFINED OR UNDEFINED, from all liability or responsibility whatsoever for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death however caused. Including but not limited to negligence, whether passive or active and shall include released parties. I have fully informed myself of the contents of this liability release and express assumption of risk by reading it before I signed it on behalf of my heirs and myself. I further acknowledge I will be financially responsible with respect to payment for services rendered by entities. Maui Diving- Scuba & Snorkel Center all activity centers unknown but inclusive of payment. I personally guarantee payment by credit card, check, travelers check for activity regardless of locations, weather, ear trouble, seasickness or any other factors, which might arise before during or after diving. By signing this release. I have purchased activity or service and understand no refunds will be considered whatsoever. I understand this contract supersedes any and all previous agreements I have with my credit card company.
I understand and agree that PADI Members (“Members”), including Maui Diving- Scuba & Snorkel Center and/or any individual PADI Instructors and Divemasters associated with the program in which I am participating, are licensed to use various PADI Trademarks and to conduct PADI training, but are not agents, employees or franchisees of PADI Americas, Inc, or its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations (“PADI”). I further understand that Member business activities are independent, and are neither owned nor operated by PADI, and that while PADI establishes the standards for PADI diver training programs, it is not responsible for, nor does it have the right to control, the operation of the Members’ business activities and the day-to-day conduct of PADI programs and supervision of divers by the Members or their associated staff. I further understand and agree on behalf of myself, my heirs and my estate that in the event of an injury or death during this activity, neither I nor my estate shall seek to hold PADI liable for the actions, inactions or negligence of Maui Diving - Scuba & Snorkel Center and/or the instructors and divemasters associated with the activity.
I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF AND MY HEIRS OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS NON-AGENCY DISCLOSURE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT AGREEMENT BY READING IT BEFORE I SIGNED IT ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS.