Don’t let anybody twist your arm into taking a dive class. We have seen it time and time again where the spouse, son or daughter have been talked into taking the course but really have no interest in diving at all. You are the one getting certified not them getting you certified. Make sure you want to get certified. Please reconsider taking scuba lessons at all. It is a very safe activity but it can also be a very unforgiving activity. If you have little or no interest in diving physics and how the equipment works you may be putting yourself in danger. Take up snow boarding instead.