Welcome to Open Water Class Congratulations on taking the first step in becoming a certified scuba diver. In these pages, youâ€™ll find easy tips and tricksâ€Śas well as all of the information you need to get ready for your upcoming journey beneath the sea.
Class You’ll start your class online by clicking the button below
You’ll attend our class session where we’ll go over Equipment, Environment and Experience. These are hands on and question intensive areas, where we’ll be able to get you started on your new adventure with the right knowledge. If you are in a VIP Private or Executive Weekend program, the course manual, deluxe log book and dive tables are INCLUDED in your course and you will receive them in class.
You should allot 5-6 hours for your course work
If you are in a Weeknight or Tropical Referral Program, the required materials are additional and may be purchased here or on the first night of class.
It’s all about the paperwork, right? Medical Release – Please fill this form out and
bring it to the pool on your first night. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, you will need a doctors release PRIOR to any pool or Open Water work. We have the physician paperwork available…just let us know and we’ll get that to you!
CLICK HERE FOR MEDICAL RELEASE
SSI Risk Awareness Video – Prior to
attending the first pool session, you’ll need to watch the following video. If you have not viewed the video, we will need to reschedule your pool session.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
EAR CLEARING HERE!!! Click for article and video
Your pool session will include: Pool In your pool session, we teach you the 20 Basic skills you need to become a SAFE and COMPETENT independent scuba diver.
Most students complete the pool skills in the time allotted, however, if you need more pool time before your Open Water dives, we’ll gladly let you come to any already scheduled sessions.
Swim Test Gear Set-Up Snorkeling Skills
Basic Skills Rescue Skills Buoyancy Work Gear Breakdown
CLICK FOR SWIM GEAR
Pool Skills GEAR SET UP ENTRY ~ EXIT SNORKEL SKILLS UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION GEAR FAMILIARIZATION PROPER WEIGHTING UNDERWATER SWIMMING REGULATOR RECOVERY MASK CLEARING ALTERNATE AIR SOURCE DIVER TOWS
CRAMP REMOVAL BUOYANCY EAR CLEARING NO MASK BREATHING NO MASK SWIM REMOVAL OF GEAR EMERGENCY ASCENT REGULATOR FREE-FLOW BUDDY SKILLS BOAT EXIT GEAR TEARDOWN
Open Water Dives Day One:
Dive 3: A few skills
Dive 1: Look at the fish
with a longer tour – focus on Buoyancy Dive 4: Navigation and Buddy skills. YOU lead the dive!!!
dive…no skills Dive 2: Skill intensive dive with short tour after
Open Water Dives What to bring: WINTER: Hot water in
thermos & WARM clothing for after dive
SUMMER: Bottled water
All the time: Snack
between dive, $3/day parking, lunch money on day 2.
IS THE WATER COLD???
Continuing Education Safety and Security
Gain More Skills
Continuing Education Just for the Brain
Travel Local Trips
Travel Tropical Trips
Gear Personal Snorkeling System
Value Priced packaging on the finest in Italian dive gear
Air Delivery System
This is your LIFE SUPPORT underwater â€“ Click to browse
Gear Buoyancy System
Like a Life Jacket on steroids – see what’s in our shop!
Choose the right suit for the temperature – Stay warm HERE!!
Gear Tropical Gear
Lightweight Dive Gear for Traveling Divers CLICK HERE
For Northwest Diving, a Drysuit is definitely preferred…see our inventory HERE
Gear Total Diving System
TOTAL DIVING SYSTEMS THAT SAVE YOU MONEY…CLICK HERE
We offer a 3 mos. same-as-cash Layaway program for our students. This allows you free rental of “like-items” while you pay off your purchase. We want to KEEP YOU DIVING.
Staff Our Staff
See who youâ€™ll see at the shore
Meet Cindy Ross
There are many choices in the Seattle area you could have chosen for your training. We thank you for choosing us. If there’s anything we can improve on, we’d love to hear from you…as we rely on word-of-mouth to stay around. Thanks again & Remember…We’re here to keep you diving! Cindy Ross – founder of GD