Getting certified to scuba dive teaches you to explore an underwater world confidently and safely. 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 = 700$
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 = 400$
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
1 night of Trying SCUBA in the pool In this class, you get to try on on all the gear and see how the mechanics of scuba diving works for you. This is a very basic first experience with scuba, perfect for kids and those unsure about getting their full certification. Gear rental is included and if you decide to continue on with the full certification the cost of a try SCUBA is applied to the cost of a full open water certification.
Do you want to extend your dive time and explore the dive sites you love for longer? Join the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox specialty program and become a nitrox diver! This is the perfect course to get the most out of your dive time, especially on multi-dive days, and helps minimize diver fatigue. Earn your SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification now!
Not dived for a while? Need to practice before your open water training dives? Boost your dive confidence and practice your skills with an SSI Scuba Skills Update. This scuba refresher course is a safe and fun way to practice dive skills with an SSI professional and is often required to continue your diving training after time away from the sport. Start diving again now!