The Real Cost of Scuba Diving

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

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Here's where you learn important skills, such as how to use your gear and get water out of your mask while 30 feet down, breathe underwater and how to use hand signals should there be an emergency, and learn safety techniques. Prices vary. One option: Adventure Scuba in New York, where Chelsea Clinton and Anderson Cooper trained.

$475: Private weeknight lessons, two sessions -- Adventure Scuba
$185: Equipment purchase includes split lens low-volume scuba mask, flexible purge snorkel, 5mm molded sole neoprene boots, open heel scuba diving fins -- Adventure Scuba

Running Tally: $791