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We specialize teaching Family’s, teens, kids and people just wanting learn to dive both locally and or dive the exotic warm waters of Mexico, or Fiji or destinations that dreams are made off.

When you “Jump into” a Sound Dive Center (SDC) SCUBA Diver course, it will be your pass to a lifetime of adventure in SCUBA Diving. This is the dive course that thousands of area divers have started their years of travel and exploration.

Course Options


Standard Group Class

  • Maximum of 10 students (having others in the class is fun and beneficial for your learning)
  • 3-week class format (our most popular, you can have “a life” during this class)


  • 5-7 students (great for friends or large families)
  • 1-2 week format Private SCUBA Express/Executive SCUBA


  • 1-4 Students max (great for individuals, families with limited time or schedule
  • Flexible scheduling – class when you want it!
  • More individual attention

Warm water check out and certification

  • Complete class and pool.
  • Complete open water dives in location of your choice!

SDC staff will be happy to provide a “referral” to take with you on your water vacation. You can complete your open water check outs in warm water, with fellow NAUI professionals in the warm water location of your choice.

Instruction – Pool Fee’s – SCUBA Cylinders – Regulator -air -course text and dvd, BCD with Integrated Weights – Dive Computer – Wet Suit – open water sessions and even the card. If you would like to do your check outs in a Dry suit, add a mere $85.

*Sorry, for safety reasons we do not allow outside purchased gear. (if you have some “inherited” gear, bring it by and let Bret and Lyle bring it up to date)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a SDC Open Water Course?
As a SDC Open Water Diver, you will receive a NAUI certification. A certification that is recognized the world over. You will receive the knowledge and experience of 50 years of serving the SCUBA community. We provide training at Olympic National Park (rangers), Scout groups and Teen SCUBA Camps. We teach at our state of the art Dive Center for most of our classes. Special class locations can be arranged.

Are you going on a exotic trip and need the training required to have the time of your life? We are the place. A SDC SCUBA diver is the admiration of divers the world over.

Getting Started?
If you are in good health, comfortable in the water and of reasonable fitness, you can earn a

SDC SCUBA Diver certification. You must be at least 12 years of age and there is NO MAX AGE Limit. We even have a special program for Teens & Youth during the spring and summer breaks.

What takes place during my course?
You will learn the fundamentals of snorkeling and scuba diving. You will easily accomplish this by completing five swimming pool and academic sessions. Your five open water dives will be completed over a two day period. See our calendar for a schedule.

How long will it take?
The SDC courses typically takes 2 weeks, meeting twice a week, usually on Thursday (6-9 in the evening) and Saturday (10-2) at our Pool location. With our 2 open water “check out” days on the weekend. Weekend course are available as requested. (beware of the weekend marathon “quickie class” that provides minimal water time and rushed instruction and usually requires costly remediation to complete certification). Nothing replaces time in the pool and open water.

What about a “two weekend class”?
“Weekend” classes should be the last resort. One of the large Seattle “chain stores” run these “quickie” classes a couple of times a year. Only about 40% of the students make it thru these marathon weekends!

Learn at your own speed!
SDC believes that everyone learns at their own speed. We allow, in fact we encourage our customers to progress at their own speed. Yes, you can repeat the pool work, if you are not ready for Open water.

Leave the “MACHO” at home!
SDC believes that scuba diving is meant for the whole family. Kids, moms, dads, grandparents all feel comfortable with our fine group of diving educators. Women feel as comfortable with our programs, as do teens and youth. Unlike other programs the tough macho diver or instructor will not be found at SDC.

What will I need?
* NAUI SCUBA Materials (included in class fee)
* Log Book (included in class fee)
* Personal Equipment (included in class fee)