Classes & Fees

Finish your classes in a few days or a few weeks...

"As a private instructor, you make the schedule and I come to you for the educational review portion of your certification."

Here is how my programs works. When you are ready to sign up, I will send you an invoice for the cost of the program you want. Please click HERE to compare the costs involved with scuba certification and what you're likely to really pay elsewhere.

Then, you'll will start with a self-study program. Upon your completion, I come to you and we will review everything you've learned and you'll take a final exam. Then, pick a day to do pool work with me to introduce the skills necessary to scuba dive. Lastly, if completing your training here, you and I will schedule a couple of days of diving in the Puget Sound. During those two days, you will demonstrate the skills and attitude needed to be an autonomous and certified NAUI Scuba Diver.

All of my courses always include more education than any traditional program you'll find, anywhere! All my courses always include more dives, too. In order to excel in any program and as a diver, standards and guidelines should always be the minimum of what you get!

Open Water Traveler (Referral Program)
(Educational Component and Pool Sessions Only)
Perfect for the diver that is planning to travel to tropical locales and will complete their certification dives at their dive destination. I'll even help you coordinate the dives with an instructor anywhere the world! It's an easy process.

Open Water Diver
(Educational Component, Pool Sessions, and Certification Dives in a Wetsuit)
up to 6 dives over 2 days
You will complete all of the educational requirements here, then move on to the pool. After the pool, we go to the ocean and dive! You will do a minimum of four dives over a couple of days. We'll spend two days diving in the Puget Sound and stay in a motel right on the water. The Puget Sound offers some of the best diving in North America.

Open Water Diver Specialist
(Educational Component, Pool Sessions, and Certification Dives in a Drysuit)
up to 6 dives over 2 days
Open Water Diver + Drysuit Specialty
Just like the program where you dive in a wetsuit but this program teaches you how to dive in a drysuit. Right from the beginning, you'll stay dry, warmer, stay in the water a little longer, and dive all year long.

Advanced Open Water Program
(Educational Components, Certification Dives, and Certification Card)
Includes: Deep, Drysuit, Night, Navigation, Nitrox, and Search & Recovery.
Once you're a certified diver and have some dives under your belt, you can continue your diving education by taking these specialty courses. By taking my Advanced Open Water Diver program, you will enhance your diving ability with real diving skills that you will learn to use on every dive. Build your confidence by diving deeper, at night, easily find your way around, and even discover lost treasures!

Master Diver Program
(Educational Components, Certification Dives, and Certification Card)
Advanced (obtained) + Scuba Rescue + BLS/CPR & First Aid + Oxygen Administration
Skills, dives, evaluation, and education
The Master Diver is the highest ranking, most skilled diver without a professional standing. After achieving Advanced Diver ranking, you'll add rescue skills, CPR and First Aid, and be able to administer emergency oxygen in an emergency situation.

Divemaster Program
(Education, Certification Dives, Skills Review, Evaluation, Final Evaluation, Certificate of Completion, and Certification Card)
Master Diver + Scuba Rescue + BLS/CPR & First Aid + Oxygen Administration (obtained)
$600 (educational materials not included)

Please read the "JCA Elite Scuba Student Agreement, Terms & Conditions, Terms of Services, Policies & Procedures, Program Standards" prior to signing up or paying for courses.


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