Training

We provide PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster. We focus on small, personal classes, concierge service and flexible scheduling.

  • ALL classes are semi-private or private.  Our maximum class size is 2 people per instructor and per class (except Rescue). With this class size, we provide a more personal experience and assist you becoming a more confident diver.
    • Our Rescue course has a maximum class size of 4 students with at least 2 instructors.  We have found that this class size provides an more realistic & valuable training.
  • We offer all-inclusive pricing with no hidden fees and no in-store purchases required.
  • We’ll take care of the gear – we bring your rental gear to the pool or beach and we will rinse and disinfect the gear after each session.
  • We are focused on the environment and offer complimentary PADI Project AWARE specialty courses with our Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diver courses.
  • We give back – we volunteer and organize underwater clean-ups and we donate 1% of our revenue to environmental and water-based non-profits.

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Discover Scuba Diving

See what it’s like to breathe underwater in a controlled environment and find out if you’d like to explore diving further.

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Open Water

Diver certification begins here. We begin with registration and PADI’s online E-Learning course. We move to the pool and practice new skills. Finally, we experience four open water ocean dives.

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Open Water – Referral Out/ Warm Water Course

Complete your E-Learning and Pool Sessions in Seattle and complete your ocean dives while on vacation.

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Advanced Open Water

This course advances your diving knowledge, skills and experience. Enjoy 5 adventure dives to explore your diving interests.

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Rescue

Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. This is challenging course, yet very rewarding. Most advanced divers call it their most important course.

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Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best, the elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through significant experience and scuba training

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DiveMaster

Go Pro! Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities and become a role model to divers around the world.

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ReActivate/Scuba Review

Before your next trip, ReActivate! Refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management.

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Adaptive Support Diver

This course will increase your awareness of divers’ varying abilities and explores adaptive techniques to apply while diving or freediving with a buddy with a disability.

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Adaptive Techniques

Are you a PADI® Professional who wants to become more aware of individual considerations when working with people who have physical or mental challenges?

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Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control

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Digital Underwater Photographer

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties. With so many underwater cameras to choose from it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

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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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Dry Suit

Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.

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Enriched Air

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air or nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

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Fish Identification

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. This may work better than discussing the “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.”

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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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Night Diver

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal ones emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

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Nudibranchs of the Salish Sea

The Nudibranchs of the Salish Sea Course introduces divers to the nudibranchs and ecosystem of the Salish Sea and provides guidance for divers to understand and undertake positive change for the Salish Sea.

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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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Search and Recovery

Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective search patterns and utilizing a lift bag for heavier objects.

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Self Reliant

Discover the Self-Reliant Diver Specialty course, where you’ll learn the importance of the buddy system while embracing self-reliance and independence in diving.

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Underwater Naturalist

Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds.

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Underwater Navigator

Be the diver everyone follows! Underwater navigation can be challenging but this course will help you master the tools of the trade using both a compass and natural clues.

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Emergency First Responder

Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

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Emergency Oxygen Provider

Immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

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