Conservation Training

All of our training is environmentally focused.  We very much believe in conservation and stewardship. 

 We partner strongly with PADI Aware and offer the PADI Aware specialty as part of our PADI Open Water training.  We offer the PADI Dive Against Debris specialty as part of our PADI Advanced Open Water training and also during our clean ups.

While we teach buoyancy skills on all of our tours and in all of our classes, we love the opportunity to focus specifically on buoyancy during Peak Performance Buoyancy and Dry Suit courses.  Good buoyancy practice is a cornerstone of preserving our underwater environments.

We have had the opportunity to share our local environment with our divers and students.  We have created distinctive specialties to highlight our local region, our local marine animals and how we can best protect them.  These specialties are Salish Sea Diver and Marine Mammal Rehabilitation diver.  We have also built these specialties in partnership with some of our favorite local non-profit organizations - SR3 and SeaDoc Society.  We donate an additional $5 of each of these specialties to these organizations. 

Dive Against Debris

The Dive Against Debris specialty will properly equip you with the knowledge of marine debris and its impact on the environment, as well as the skills to conduct a debris survey while you clean up your local dive sites. Make every dive count.

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Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Diver

Learn about the different marine mammals present in the Salish Sea.
Understand the challenges marine mammals face in the Salish Sea, and how SR3 works to address them.

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and enhance them to the next level.

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Project Aware

Uniting scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. By earning this certification, you’ll be aware of the most pressing problems facing aquatic environments and how to protect them.

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Salish Sea Diver

Learn about and explore the waters and marine life of the Salish Sea with our Seattle Dive Tours PADI distinctive specialty.

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