We request that you cancel 30 days or more before your scheduled class date. We will credit your payment toward a future class. You may call us at 404-285-8600, during our normal business hours.
We do not issue course refunds.
Cancellation less than 30 days before your class date will forfeit any payments you have made.
Learning Agreement with Dive Georgia
Welcome to your PADI course. We’re confident that you will find your dive training both fun and rewarding. To learn and practice important concepts and skills for using life-support equipment underwater, you must invest the time needed to do it. This learning agreement is between you (the student diver) and our instructional staff regarding our mutual responsibilities in this program.
Student Diver Responsibilities
I agree to study independently as specified by the instructor. In general, this means that before each practical session.
Complete the assigned knowledge development portion of the course.
Complete the assigned PADI eLearning/Touch, including but not limited to watching videos, completing quizzes, etc.
Complete the assigned Knowledge Review(s).
Complete all quizzes and the Final Exam (as assigned).
Complete any physical book work or preparation(s) - including but not limited to homework, presentations, slates and preparations. (Primarily for TEC and Professional Courses).
Print the online completion certificate and bring to the first day of my class.
I agree to follow all course procedures as set forth by my instructor.
Ask questions about anything not understood.
Be on time and be prepared for each practical session.
Complete ALL Paperwork sent through PADI at least 72 hours prior to course!
Purchase my own personal mask, fins, boots, and snorkel for my Open Water Scuba Course
Purchase my own personal dive computer for my Open Water Scuba Course. I must learn how to use my computer before my course and understand that my instructor cannot assist with my computer during class time. I further understand that it is my personal responsibility know how to read, use, and understand my dive computer.
Purchase my own personal wetsuit prior to my confined water (pool portion) of my Open Water Scuba Course. If I am sent away from a pool session due to being cold (hyperthermic signs) by my instructor, I am FULLY AWARE that I am responsible for rescheduling fees, time, and other expenses (or loss of travel, dives, etc). It is my obligation to purchase personal environmental protection and I am responsible for all financial and other consequences of NOT owning my personal gear.
If signing up for classes other than Open Water Scuba Diver, I acknowledge that I own ALL OF MY PERSONAL GEAR (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots, Wetsuit(s), and Dive Computer) and they are all fully serviced, operational, and they fit properly. I also acknowledge that I own my own SCUBA (BCD and Regulator) and they are fully serviced, operational and the BCD fits) OR understand that I will be charged rental for these items for the day(s) of the course(s).
Personal items listed above will only be provided in Discover Scuba course(s). Any gear necessary for specialty classes, that I do NOT PERSONALLY OWN, must be purchased in advance of the course.
If I do not follow all points listed above, I understand that I may need to reschedule practical sessions, and that I’m responsible for any additional costs and time required due to my lack of preparation.
In scheduling and determining additional costs, Dive Georgia, LLC agrees to give every reasonable consideration to unforeseen events, such as family emergencies. However, we only have limited seats in each course and failure to notify us promptly, causes a lost opportunity for us and another potential diver.
The course instructor and staff agree and you understand that we will do the following to the best of our abilities:
- Start the class on time as scheduled.
- Provide a positive learning environment.
- Answer your questions to the best of our ability.
- Assist you through any course challenges.
- Provide opportunities for as many knowledge development, confined water dives and open water dives as necessary for you to comfortably master course-performance objectives.
The course fee is based on an average student, and includes all knowledge development assessments, confined water dives, and open water dives (if you paid to complete open water portion with Dive Georgia, LLC). Because people learn skills at different rates, the course is student-centered and performance-based, not time-based. Additional sessions may be needed for you to comfortably meet course objectives for certification.
I hereby grant Dive Georgia, Affiliated Companies of Dive Georgia, Employees, Staff, and Instructors permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other print and digital media in any and all of its publications, marketing, social media channels, and online, without payment or other consideration. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo. Course fees and additional session fees are based on need. Students understand that we cannot guarantee student success in any course.