2 Credits Course


Instructor: Steve Wexler
Office Hours: By Appointment (Call SDC)
Register Now for SpringĀ 2015

(You can take the class a second time for a 200 Level Credit and a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver Certification)

Swimming Pool each evening @ Olympic Aquatic Center
(bring swimming suit and towel starting first night)
Remaining Classroom sessions will be at Sound Dive Center (SDC) 6 – 7:30pm.
Swimming Pool Session 7:30 to 10:00 pm Olympic High School Pool


SDC Address

5000 Burwell Street (Map)
Bremerton, WA 98312
Phone: (360) 373-6141


Required Text

(available at SDC, OC Book Store Does Not Carry!)
NAUI Scuba Diver Textbook
NAUI Dive Tables
Student Workbook
*Log Book (only required for Open Water Certification).


Equipment Required

Students Must Provide Mask, Fins, and Snorkel, Dive boots, BCD, Regulator Tank and air fills.

Sound Dive Center will rent this gear and air fills to students for $105 if students do not have this equipment. If you have your own gear, it must be modern (less than 10 years old) and in properly maintained and operational condition (annual within the last year, documentation required).

For safety reasons, please prearrange with the instructor, to use of non SDC personal gear.


Course Goals

Introduction to Scuba Diving and the underwater science associated with being able to safely scuba dive.

Labs will introduce the student to the basic function and use of equipment in the controlled environment of the swimming pool. This course will properly prepare the student for NAUI Scuba Diver Open Water Certification Requirements (Optional).

Homework represents 30% of your grade and is determined by the completion of the required workbook. Daily, Quizzes represent 33% of the total grade and include; in-class, multiple choice, quizzes. Lab and Lecture Attendance represent 33% of your grade. Students are not permitted to miss any classes. In the event your scheduled class must be missed, you must make arrangements to make up class and pool session. All missed classes must be made-up. Make-ups can be coordinated with the instructor.

The Final written Exam represents the remaining 33% of your grade. The final exam is a 100 question, comprehensive, multiple choice, test.


Grading Scale

A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F 0-60%


Course Fees

OC charges a Lab fee: $25 payable at registration(Pool)
Books and Materials Package $110 (purchase at Sound Dive Center)
Pool SCUBA and Personal Snorkeling Gear and (includes air fills) $105
Open Water Gear: $105 (Optional Not Required for passing grade)
NAUI Certification Card $30 (optional at end of course)