Basic beginning SCUBA diving class. Upon completion, you'll be able to dive on your own. Certification good Worldwide!
Age 10 or older.
Medically cleared for Diving.
Some Basic Snorkeling Equipment.
Learning to dive should be not only fun, but safe. We are not the drive-thru of diving training. We offer more classes, more one-on-one coaching, more pool sessions, more open water dives. We won't leave you with heart-burn, regretting your decision to dive with us. Instead, you'll "over-learn" basic self-help skills so your reactions to stressful situations are automatic leaving you to safely enjoy this new sport.
Our program is designed to help you feel safe and comfortable diving anywhere in the world. We provide personalized private or small group sizes (4 to 6 students), plenty of pool practice time, and almost double the norm for open water sessions.
Flexible schedules allow you to choose the training program best for you. Utilizing our unique home study format cuts the time and gets you in the water faster. Knowledge review sessions ensure every diver understands the how to's prior to entering the water.
Pool sessions are planned to enable new students to practice basic snorkel and scuba skills to perfection, for great safety and comfort during the open water sessions. Training is Preformance-Based, so we take you to the open water only when we feel you are comfortable and ready. You won't feel pushed or rushed in our program!
Our open water sessions are conducted at any combination of these local dive sites: Alki Point (in west Seattle), Edmonds Underwater Park, and Keystone Jetty (on Whidbey Island) or a graduation boat trip in South Puget Sound, OR we can help you arrange to complete your dives on your next Tropical Vacation!
We conduct a total of seven open water dives on these excursions to give new divers diverse experiences and make them comfortable with a number of local dive sites. All SCUBA equipment is included in the tuition cost, though students will be required to provide their own snorkeling equipment and Student Training Kit.
Several Add-on class options are also available during Open Water training. Drysuit training is our most popular class add-on, as local Northwest waters can be fairly "brisk and refreshing" (45-50 degrees F). We are one of the only dive schools in the Seattle-area offering drysuit diving to entry level divers. You don't have to be cold!
4 Academic Review Sessions
4+ Pool Sessions
Practice Pool session(s)
3 Individual Coaching Sessions
7 (or more) Open Water Dives