Getting certified to scuba dive teaches you to explore an underwater world confidently and safely. There are many different encounters and enviroments to explore underwater and we want to give you the skillls and information to handle them. You will also be able to present your certification card to any dive shop and rent tanks and gear anywhere in the world. The certification is good for life so long as you maintain your skills.
Expanding your skills and continuing your education opens up more and more of the world for your diving opportunities. Alaska has plenty of amazing cold-water dives, wrecks, and reefs just waiting for you.
To get started you need what's called an Open Water Certification. This certification means that you are capable of diving independently with a buddy to a max depth of 60 feet. You've proven to an instructor that you have all the necessary skills for diving, including putting together your own gear and knowing how each part works, buoyancy control, safe entry and exit methods, and dive planning.
Open water certification = $900
Classes are student-paced and move as fast as you can pick up the skills presented. If some piece of training presents difficulty, there is no penalty for going slow and you can attend as many pool sessions as needed to get it right.
The minimum age for certification is 10
The minimum age for pool classes is 8
Referral certification = $500
Drysuit Special = 300$150$: 50% off with any other course
Alaska is cold and we train in drysuits. Since you have already done the required skills for a drysuit certification, add another Open water Dive and earn a specialty certification for half price.
Important note: You can not rent a drysuit outside class without a drysuit certification
Advanced Adventurer Open water certification = 400$
Stress and Rescue = 400$
Full face mask
Search and recovery
If you're interested public safety diving, scientific diving, or venturing into extremely cold-water, then learning to dive with a full face mask is definitely for you. Because full face masks allow you to breathe from your nose, they are also beneficial for those who have difficulty using standard scuba masks. Diving with a full face mask offers a different experience and that alone may be reason to give it a try. You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in the Full Face Mask Diver course.
This course is the first building block of every diver. This certification means that you are capable of diving independently with a buddy to a max depth of 60 feet. You've proven to an instructor that you have all the necessary skills for diving, including putting together your own gear and knowing how each part works, buoyancy control, safe entry and exit methods, and dive planning. the course includes a minimum of 5 pool sessions and 4 open water dives. Get 50% off your Drysuit certification when taken with Open Water Diver.