Alaska Dive Training, Equipment, and Travel

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Classes starting at $399

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September/October Open Water course schedule is now set!

Your journey begins with PADI open water scuba certification. You have two options:

Referral:

This option allows you to begin your training here in Alaska with evening or weekend classes which include classroom sessions and pool sessions. Once you’ve completed this portion, we “refer” you to a PADI instructor at your travel destination and you can finish your open water dives in paradise! The tuition for this course is $399 and does not include the price of student materials (approx. $145) or the “personal items” you’ll need to purchase such as mask, snorkel, fins and booties.

Full certification:

If you want to dive in Alaska, or just want to be already certified before your vacation, we can complete your open water dives here! This course is offered year-round, so no need to spend your vacation with your nose in a text book. In the summer we dive from our charter boat “Bottom Time”, and there is an additional fee for the boat. The tuition for this course is $699 and does not include the price of student materials (approx. $145) or the “personal items” you’ll need to purchase such as mask, snorkel, fins, gloves and booties.

Schedule:

We offer total flexibility with our schedules. Primarily, our classes are scheduled for two nights a week and last for about 4 weeks. If you are a slope worker, or have a schedule that wont allow  you to attend one of our regularly scheduled classes, we can customize a schedule just for you. Call us or stop by with your schedule to discuss options and pricing for your own private scuba class.

All SCUBA training is NOT created equal!

diversinpoolWe believe that teaching someone to recreate on life support equipment in the most hostile environment in the world is a big responsibility. With this responsibility comes the need for longer classes, more instructor/student interaction, and a higher level of proficiency required for successful scuba certification. Our students pay for their training, but they EARN their certification!

If you’re limited in time, and would like to get some of your classroom work done online prior to meeting with us, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) can facilitate part of the knowledge development portion online.

Here’s how “e-learning” works:

Click on the PADI logo below and a new browser window or tab will open to PADI’s web site. Select “Purchase an eLearning Course” to begin your studies immediately! Once you’ve completed the online portion, contact us to schedule the rest of the practical “hands-on” instruction and your pool sessions.

If you’re looking to get fully certified in Alaska, you’ll join us for a weekend of diving in Resurrection Bay or Prince William Sound. If you only want to do the “referral” portion, complete the e-learning, the practical “hands-on” classroom and the pool sessions, and then we’ll send you away with the necessary paperwork to be received by a PADI instructor at your destination who will complete your open water dives with you and issue the certification. IT’S THAT EASY!


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Upcoming Classes

GUE

Fundamentals of Better Diving: TBA

This is a highly intensive diving course, and the first step to becoming a technical diver. If you’re not familiar with this class, please read the course description here. If you are familiar, and interested, the schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1: Classroom orientation and lectures
  • Day 2: Land drills and dives
  • Day 3: Land drills and dives

There are some equipment requirements specific to this class so if you’re interested, please contact the instructor, Scott Anderson at scott@divealaska.net or (907) 770-1778

PADI

Please note: With groups of four or more, it is possible to arrange private or semi-private classes.
Open Water Diver (Beginner): Wednesday, September 27th

Dry Suit Specialty: September 21st and 23rd 

PADI Advanced Diver: September 23rd and 24th (Classroom session September 21st)

PADI Rescue Diver: Call for specifics!

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox:  TBA

Other Training Opportunities: Call to schedule a course or private class!

Please visit our other training pages to get an idea of our other training opportunities. Some of our specialized training courses include other agencies, some of whom are listed here:

GUE (Global Underwater Explorers)
Perhaps the agency with the highest and most rigorous standards of all, GUE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the aquatic realm in the areas of education, exploration, and conservation. We have one of only 19 GUE Instructors on staff for your convenience. Here’s an example of the schedule for a “Rec I” (beginner) course.

ERDI (Emergency Response Diving International)
This is a course designed for a fire department or police department who wishes to develop a response capability for water rescue / recovery.

TDI (Technical Diving International)
This agency specializes in training technical divers. Some examples of this curriculum include Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, and Trimix Diver.

Has it been awhile since you’ve dived? We offer a certification “Reactivation” from PADI. This is a quick refresher course to help you get re-acclimated to being underwater.

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