Welcome to YMCA SCUBA!
Our Style of Instruction
The history of national dive training in the United States began with the development of the YMCA SCUBA Program. As divers and instructors, we have dedicated ourselves to the quest for ever-better ways to teach others to enjoy the underwater world. That is our heritage. Throughout the history of sport diving, the YMCA has maintained unsurpassed standards. Those standards have changed as our knowledge and depth of experience have changed. Others have followed. That is our record.
The first instructors, certified in Chicago, Ill. in 1959, provided the dedication and knowledge that became our tradition. We have now trained divers throughout the world and helped to form other dive training organizations. Throughout our history we have worked tirelessly to improve diver safety and enjoyment with a parallel sense of responsibility toward the underwater world which we explore.
Our accomplishments are known. Today, as yesterday, no sport diver in the world is better trained than the man or woman who has met the high standards of YMCA SCUBA.
In the 40 years since our inception, YMCA SCUBA continues to provide the highest level of community-oriented education for divers and instructors based on the principles of the YMCA triangle: the Spirit, the Mind and the Body. These principles are the core philosophy of the YMCA, and YMCA SCUBA bases all training and programs on these ideals.