Begin your underwater adventure with NAUI

NAUI has been committed to minimizing risk by maximizing education for over 55 years. As members successfully complete NAUI’s strenuous but rewarding programs, they are then granted the freedom to adapt their teaching methods to meet the independent and regional needs of each student during dive training.

Additionally, upon completion, members are better qualified to make sensible and more responsive decisions based on instinctual judgments regarding the level of risk inherent in all types of diving situations.

In the list below you’ll discover the many fine programs offered by NAUI. Click on the button below for more information and some of the course prerequisites.

NAUI Open Water Diver

Begin your underwater explorations by enrolling in a NAUI Open Water SCUBA Diver Course. This is our entry-level certification course where you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely dive in open water.


Advanced Scuba Diver

Enroll in the Naui Advanced Scuba Diver course  to explore new dive sites and undertake exclusive activities under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor. This course allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of particular interest. 

Enriched Air Nitrox Diver

During this course, you will learn how to choose the proper blend of Nitrox for your dive profile, determine maximum depth limits for your Nitrox mixture, analyze your breathing mixture, and plan and safely execute each dive. Your instructor will teach you about the advantages, disadvantages, and risks of using nitrox.

NAUI Drysuit Diver Specialty

Drysuits are nearly a must for diving in the PNW. They increase our comfort and safety while diving in our chilly waters and let us dive all year long. In addition, divers who own drysuits tend to dive a lot more than divers who have to climb into cold wetsuits in the middle of winter and knowing how to dive in a drysuit is essential.

First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Administration

Despite all the best training and planning, sometimes the unexpected happens. In order to be prepared, NAUI provides training in First Aid, CPR, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, Oxygen Administration and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries. All training complies with the latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) standards.

This training is beneficial in all aspects of life, whether in or out of the water.


Would you like to lead dives and dive trips and take certified divers on vacations to the world’s best dive sites? Many Divemaster’s are employed full-time or work independently supervising certified divers during club, store, resort or charter tour and travel activities. As a NAUI Divemaster you enjoy again and again adventures to which you introduce. This is your first step on the NAUI diving professional ladder and one of the most fun!  You will be able to share with new divers the excitement and passion that you felt when you first dove. 

Rescue Diver / Advanced Rescue Diver

The NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver and NAUI Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver courses are for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions. Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, and how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers. You will need to take the CPR and First Aid certifications to complete this course.