The Real Cost of Scuba Diving

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-07-11T17:26:19Z

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The Basics

Before you hit the water, you have to hit the books. That means reading about how to use the equipment and taking a PADI Open Water Diver Course. You can do it with an instructor or learn online. The information is invaluable; there's also a written test at the end, so don't skimp on the studies.

$130: PADI Open Water Diver Course Online