Your Pathway to Become a Scuba Diver
12 dives & 2 Specialties
Advancing as a diver takes experience of diving and knowledge of new specialties. SSI’s Diver Pathway helps you come up with a pathway that makes the most sense to you. What interests you and what would you like to learn more of? Gaining experience and skills gives you more confidence to continue to dive local and travel the world under water!
No Dive Specialties: One day of active learning and celebration of knowledge.
Enriched Air Nitrox: This program teaches the skills and concepts required to safely dive using enriched air mixtures of 32% and 40% oxygen.
Equipment Techniques: This program teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System.
Science of Diving: This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory the aquatic environment and diving equipment.
2 Dive Specialties: One day of active learning, celebration of knowledge and 2 open water dives.
Perfect Bouyance: Being able to easily determine proper amount of weight and reduce air consumption by better trim and control.
Waves, Tides & Currents: Learning how to make proper dive plans for our area of diving to include tides and currents.
Navigation: Learning how to combine natural navigation and using a compass.
Boat Diving: Explore away from shore and learn how to dive off a boat.
3 Dive Specialties: One day of active learning, celebration of knowledge and 3 open water dives.
Deep Diving: Depth from 60-100 feet. Learning how to make proper deep dive plans with safe ascents and descents.
To take this course, you must be:
An Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Be in good health for scuba diving in the Pacific NW.
The Scuba Gear Required:
Each student is to be equipped with a complete properly fitted Total Diving System consisting mask, snorkel, fins, gloves, boots, buoyancy compensator, weight system, cylinder, regulator with submersible pressure gauge and alternate air source, depth gauge, dive computer and Digital/Paper Dive Log. If you don’t have your own equipment, rentals are available for 50% off when taking a class per day with Gone Diving.
Having your own gear makes you a more confident and comfortable diver. If you have your own gear, please bring in for instructor’s approval. We will also need copy of your up to date service records for life support. All equipment used in classes must be up to date and good working condition for the Pacific NW.
Specialty Gear or Extra Fees Required:
For you Specialty classes you will need to have your own required specialty equipment needed for that course. When diving from a boat, it is required to have a light and safety sausage for safety reasons. We do not provide transportation or gear hauling.
Gone Diving provides:
Your course fees include cylinders, weights, digital material, digital certification card, 50% off rentals and 10% off equipment purchases (excluding bundled packages).
To sign up for your course contact Charlynn at Gone Diving.