NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver

Begin your underwater explorations by enrolling in the NAUI Open Water SCUBA Diver Course. This is our entry-level certification course where you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safety dive in open water.  Upon receiving your completion certificate you’ll be ready to scuba dive!

What you Can Expect During Your Training

Your training will consist of the following four components. 



You'll be provided with access to your online materials upon registration and will need to complete the online portion before your class begins.

Plan 5-10 hours

Eight Store Front


Your instructor will review the materials covered in the online materials, answer any questions, and provide additional information and knowledge held at one of the Eight Diving Shop Classrooms.

Plan ~8 hours


You will learn all of the skills in the pool before moving on to the Open Water. This is an excellent opportunity to practice and successfully complete the skills in an ideal learning environment.

Plan ~8 hours

OW students

Open Water

After the classroom and pool sessions, you will do several dives at a local dive site. This is the opportunity to work through your skills in the environment you will be using them with the support of your instructor.

Plan ~8 hours

What is Included

What is Not Included

The following is included in your training package:

  • All necessary materials, instructor time, pool use, classroom time, and open water dives
  • Drysuit and Undergarment use during class times
  • Cylinders, Gas, and Weights
  • Regulators and BCD (backplate and wing)

The following is not included in your training package. You will need to purchase the following:

  • Booties
  • Fins
  • Hood
  • Glove Liners or Wetgloves
  • Mask

Class Cost

The investment for the NAUI Open Water Scuba Diving Class is $599, plus tax. 

This is inclusive of the items listed in the ‘What’s Included’ section above.

Class Upgrade Options

NAUI Nitrox Diver – $150, plus tax

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 – $259, plus tax (when added to the Open Water class)

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. Knowing how to dive in a drysuit is essential and having a drysuit certification allows for drysuit rentals.

Ready to Learn to Scuba Dive?

Contact us at 206.429.3480 or
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