Open Water/Beginner SCUBA
SCUBA diving certification class for beginners. Upon completion, you'll be able to dive autonomously. Certification recognized internationally!
Learning to dive should not only be 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!. 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 students per Instructor, max), plenty of pool practice time, and plenty of dive time on your open water sessions.
Utilize our unique home study format to cut time and get you in the water faster. ZOOM 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 increased safety and comfort during the open water sessions. Training is Performance-Based, so we take you to the open water only when we both 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 at least Five 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, all available for purchase from us.
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, and have a full size selection so we can fit just about anyone. You don't have to be cold!
Another option is Enriched Air Nitrox. "Nitrox" is oxygen-enriched air, and can offer significant safety advantages to dives. Divers using Nitrox typically can stay down longer, and feel less tired after dives.
* Academic Sessions & Confined-Water Sessions (varies with schedule)
Additional confined-water practice sessions at no extra charge
Rental of all SCUBA equipment
5 Open Water Dives
SDI Open Water Diver Certification upon successful completion!
Optional Drysuit training & certification. Dive warm and dry!
Clean Bill of Health or clearance by a Physician
Basic swimming watermanship ability. You'll need to perform a 200 yard swim (any stroke, no time limit) and a 10 minute tread water
Personal Snorkeling Equipment: Everything you need, we have! We offer personally fitted and guaranteed equipment for your safety and comfort! Basic snorkeling equipment is discounted for our students, and we guarantee the fit and satisfaction. Required for class: mask, snorkel, fins, boots,gloves and (2)-regulator mouthpieces. We back everything we sell both for quality and price, and a no hassle return policy for students.
Basic Snorkeling Equipment.
Age 12 or older.
Medically cleared for Diving.
Basic swimming ability
3-Academic review sessions
Additional practice pool sessions
available if needed
Individual coaching sessions
5 Open water dives
Additional open water dive for
Additional open water dives available
+ Snorkel Gear
Due to restricted pool
access, we are offering mostly private classes.
Our next small group classes starts
- April 1
- May 6
- June 3
2010 - present
2010 - present