Are you ready to make the commitment to train to become a certified Open Water Diver?
The waters are amazing in the Puget Sound and Hood Canal and teaming with life! Grab a dry suit and dive on in. The waters are chilly, so we start divers out in a dry suit for your open water training program. When you complete your Open Water training, you will receive two certifications: Open Water Diver and Dry Suit Diver.
Here’s what it takes:
- Orientation: Take an hour to meet your instructor, ask questions about the course, set your schedule and get your training materials. This can be done through Video chat (Facetime, Google Meets) or in person.
- Elearning: study at your own pace from your tablet, phone, or laptop with the ability to chat with an instructor 24 hours a day if you have any questions while you are going through the training material. This takes about 6-8 hours per course. (about 12-16 hours)
- Confined Water skills: You will start with a 300 yard mask/snorkel/fins swim and 10 minute float to demonstrate your comfort in water. We will then move into scuba. There are five confined water sections Each section takes approximately 1.5 hours. We will normally plan 3 confined water sessions for 3-4 hours each. (about 12 hours)
- Open Water Dives: You’ve mastered your skills in the confined water: buoyancy, mask clearing, regulator retrieval, and putting your gear together and taking it apart. It’s time to head to the open water! You’ve done all the hard work by this point and are ready to demonstrate your skills in water 15 to 30 feet deep during 6different dives. The only thing left to learn out here is basic compass navigation. Each dive takes about 3-4 hours. (about 24 hours)
And, after all this training and experience, you will be a certified Open Water Diver and Dry Suit Diver!
Where do we do the Open Water Dives?
Shore diving– Come on out and do your 6 Open Water dives from the beach at Rockaway Beach, One of the various dive sites on the Hood Canal, or sites from Tacoma to West Seattle area. You’ll learn the extra need to know about understanding tides and how they affect the dive sites, $1400 for private training, $900 for groups of 2-4 students.