BASIC OPEN WATER


Here's Where the Adventure Begins!

These are the class descriptions, the basic information and the different options and upgrades we offer for our Beginning Open Water Course. Just click on one of the courses below to see what's right for you or what might best fit your schedule.

OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER COURSE --- EVENINGS

OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER COURSE --- WEEKENDS

OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER REFERRAL PROGRAM

PRIVATE OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVING INSTRUCTION

OPEN WATER COURSE UPGRADES

REFRESHER SCUBA COURSE


 

OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER COURSE --- EVENINGS

Our Beginning Comprehensive SCUBA Course  

You’ll meet two evenings a week over three weeks (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 6:30 to 10:45 pm.  These six sessions will include classroom discussion time, and swimming pool time to learn your dive skills in a safe, fun environment.  On the final weekend of your three week course, you will do two Puget Sound certification dives on Saturday, and two more on Sunday. All SCUBA equipment is provided for this course, except for personally fitted mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and gloves.  The best course in the Northwest that provides all the basic skills, diving science, and safe practices in the classroom, pool and open water environment.  Minimum age is 10 years.

Course Fee:  $250.00 per person

Prerequisites:  Average swimming ability, and average health.  A physician’s consultation may be necessary for some individuals.

Required Materials:  Educational kit (academic materials).  Students are to provide their own personal gear i.e. Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, and Gloves, as these must specifically fit each individual student. Toys and basic snorkeling packages not permitted.  All educational kits and personal gear are available at our stores.

Upgrades:  Add $150 to learn Scuba Diving in a Drysuit (Drysuit and Drysuit Certification card provided).  Add $125 for Certification in the use of Nitrox Specialty diving gas for longer and safer dives.

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OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER COURSE --- WEEKENDS

You can learn to dive on the weekends if your week is too busy or 
you are traveling long distances to our dive center.  This course runs over two weekends, meeting each Friday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8 hours per day—daily times will vary.  Weekend courses follow the same teaching format as our evening courses.  Some weekend courses will run over 3 weeks, meeting the first Friday night, and then Saturdays only for the first two weekends, and Saturday and Sunday for the final weekend.  Please go to our course schedule for exact dates.  All SCUBA equipment is provided for this course, except for personally fitted mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and gloves.  The best course in the Northwest that provides all the basic skills, diving science, and safe practices in the classroom, pool and open water environment.  Minimum age is 10.

Course Fee:  $250.00 per person (plus academic materials)

Prerequisites:  Average swimming ability, and average health.  A physician’s consultation may be necessary for some individuals.

Required Materials:  Educational kit (academic materials).  Students are to provide their own personal Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, and Gloves, as these must specifically fit each individual student.  Toys and basic snorkeling packages not permitted.  All educational kits and snorkel gear are available at our stores.

Upgrades:  Add $150 to learn Scuba Diving in a Drysuit (Drysuit and Drysuit Certification card provided).  Add $125 for Certification in the use of Nitrox Specialty diving gas for longer and safer dives.

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OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER REFERRAL PROGRAM

Take the SCUBA Lectures and pool training but do your four Open Water training dives at your choice of destinations in warm, clear water.

Our Referral Program means that you can do the lecture and pool work at home, but do the open water dives on your vacation in warm climates.

Even though we recommend that you learn and train in a more challenging environment like Puget Sound, some of our students complete all of the indoor requirements at home and do their open water certification dives elsewhere.  Direct your questions to our SCUBA professionals and see if this program is for you.  Many of our older clientele (senior citizens) take advantage of our referral program.  This program is also an option for those who don’t have enough time to complete the full course before they depart for a trip.

All course fees, prerequisites and required materials (with the exception of cold water gloves) are the same as our basic Open Water Course.  In addition, you will pay a fee to the SCUBA Center at your travel destination to conduct your open water certification dives.

The Nitrox upgrade is available with this course, however the Drysuit upgrade is not.  Drysuit training can be taken at a later date.  

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PRIVATE OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVING INSTRUCTION

Available for 1-4 persons who wish to have an instructor exclusively for themselves or their own private group.  Based on individual instructor availability, this course must be scheduled with the instructor and will cater to your specific time requirements.

Course Fee:  $599.00 per person.
                   Semi-private (2-4 persons) $499.00 per person

Private Referral option available for $499.00 per person.

Requirements and available upgrades are the same as beginning open water course.

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OPEN WATER COURSE UPGRADES

Enhance your diving education and increase your comfort and safety.

Drysuit Specialty Upgrade:

When you are warm and comfortable in the water, you are diving safer, more confidently and more enjoyably, and you learn faster.  Drysuit divers are more likely to do multiple dives on a given day or trip, and dive year round (the best diving is often in the coldest, wettest months of the year.  A SCUBA drysuit is a piece of specialty equipment that requires extra training.  You will do an academic and pool session to learn to safely dive your suit, and you will do your four open water dives in your drysuit under the supervision of your instructor.  You will receive a Drysuit Diver Specialty certification card upon completion of this course.  The upgrade charge includes the rental of the drysuit, undergarment, inflator hose and hood.

Upgrade fee:  $150 per person


Nitrox Specialty Upgrade:

Breathing Oxygen-enriched air (Nitrox) on your dives gives you the advantages over regular air of diving longer, and doing shorter surface intervals.  Nitrox is the breathing gas of choice for dive travel, allowing more dives per day, letting you maximize your travel dollar.  Nitrox is available at Lighthouse, and around the world at all major diving destinations.  Nitrox can also be used to greatly lessen your susceptibility to decompression sickness (the bends).  This upgrade includes an academic session, and diving Nitrox on 2 of your open water dives.

Upgrade fee:  $125 per person.

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REFRESHER SCUBA COURSE

A Scuba “Tune-Up” For Certified Divers

Highly recommended for anyone who has not been diving for a while.  This course gives you an excellent opportunity to review academics, brush up on forgotten or rusty skills and be re-introduced to the open water environment in both a safe and supervised situation.  An Industry recommendation for those who have not been diving for the past year.  This class is conducted in a single evening, from 6 to 10 pm including class and pool session.

Course Fee:  $75 per person.

Required materials:  Scuba Tune-up text.  Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots will be provided for the course if you do not have them.  SCUBA regulator, BCD, Cylinder and weights are available for a $15 rental fee.

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Lighthouse Diving Centers
5421 196th Street SW, #6
Lynnwood, WA  98036
Phone 425.771.2679   FAX 425.771.5959
or toll free
800.777.3483

Lynnwood 425.771.2679  u  Seattle 206.524.1633  u  Tacoma 253.627.7617

 

 


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