2017 Scuba Classes
Argonaut Diving is all about Adventures through Dive Education. Whether it is a fun dive at Edmonds Underwater Park, or a trip to South Africa, our group of Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters make your journey safe and fun while you learn the PADI (Professional Association Dive Instructors) method of diving. We offer classes from beginning, Open Water Diver all the way to Assistant Instructor with well over 17 Specialty course offered! Diving in the Puget Sound prepares you to be recognized as one of the toughest recreational divers in the world. Master our cold waters here and tropical diving will be a cinch!
Private lessons available.
To sign up Go to Class Registration page to see which classes are now open to sign up for. Click on your desired class and follow the prompts! We do accept Master Card and Visa through Paypal.
Combo Classes Combo classes are two class package deals. Don't see the combo you like, just send us an e-mail and let us know. . When signing up, make sure you communicate which offered dates of either class you wish to take. For example; the July Deep Specialty and the August Enriched Air/Nitrox class, etc. Subject to available space in the classes!
PADI Scuba Review Class (Scuba Refresher). has it been a while since you've been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day! The fun part is that it will get you ready for one of our many fun dive BBQ events, Dive Trips or our around the world Adventures! One brief classroom review and one confined (pool) water session. Next class. July 23,, 2017, or August 21st, 2017, or September 17th, upon request. Student responsible for own gear, or rental. Cost is $69.00, inlcudes class material and PADI Refresher sticker for your C card.
Open Water Diver/Begnning Scuba. $349.95, includes scuba gear, PADI Open Water Crew Pak, logbook.
Next class start dates are: July 20th, 2017, August 7th (Mon/Tues Eve format), Sept 14th, October, 2017, 2017, Nov 2017
. (If you have four or more persons who want to take the class, we will schedule one for you.
Call us for more info. Private classes also available, please call) Regular Classes meet Thursday for our first acedemic session at 6:30PM, at the Sharks Lair classroom
in Edmonds. Then Confined Water (pool) Sessions Saturday (6:30pm), and Sunday (6:30pm). All confined Water Sessions are at the state of the art Pool Facility Forest Park in Everett.
One more classroom session on the following Thursday, again at the Sharks Lair classroom. Then, finally, four exciting dives on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Please note schedules sometimes fluctuate due to tides, pool availablility, etc. Check out the video on our home page to see what an Open Water class looks like. Couse tuition includes PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pak, all classroom materials, logbook and scuba gear. Student is responsible for Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties and gloves.
All of our beginining scuba classes have a 2 to 1 students to staff ratio. Weather is no problem as we have tents and heaters, as well as old fashioned chicken soup and cookies, betweeen the dives to keep you warm. This is your entry level class to diving. Learn the basics, academically and then to the pool where we will practice until you are ready for Puget Sound diving. Private classes available, call Instructor for details. 425-774-3157. to register, click here
Advance Open Water Diver
- . A must for the recently graduated Open Water Diver! Here we take you on five fun dives over a period of three days. We explore the theories of Deep and Navigation Diving, along with three electives which usually include Night diving, Wreck Diving and Buoyancy Control for Adv Divers. Thursday evening academics, Saturday 2 dives, Sunday 2 dives and Monday evening night dive! Next dates are June 22, 24, 25 & 26, 2017, or Aug 10, 12, 13 & 14, or Oct 2017.
Cost is $210.00 includes book. PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
. Have four or more buddies that want to take the class? Call us and we will schedule one for you that fits your schedule! Please note Special Edition Adv classes often have additional boat charter fees and usually the Sunday dives cover most of the day. Call Instructor for more info at 425-774-3157. To Registration Page.
Rescue Diver- If you do nothing else in diving, you owe it to yourself and your buddy to be Rescue Diver certified. Here we kick it up to a whole new level. We teach you how to recognize signs of distress in a diver or yourself. How to respond to an panicked diver or recovering an unconscious diver. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Passing this class will boost you confidence and give you tools you will use throughout your dive career! Must be Adv certified to take this course and a current CPR/First Aid card. Maroon Rescue Diver Hat with Argonaut logo included when passed. Cost is $250.00, includes book & video. Class usually meets either Wed or Friday evening for academics at 6:00PM, then a pool session on Saturday, Open Water dives on Sun mornings. Next class: July 21, 22 & 23, 2017 or Sept 15, 16 & 17, 2017, or Nov 2017. To Registration Page.
Master Scuba Diver
- The highest Rating in the Non Professional world of recreational diving is the Master Scuba Diver. This card pretty much guarantees you the best dive spots world wide. Charter skippers will recognize you as an accomplished diver and take you to those advanced locations. To achieve this rating, you must be Adv OW certified, Rescue Diver certified, have any five Specialty
, or 425-774-3157 direct. Once we have your schedule set, we will invoice you separately and register you for each of your classes for you. So, join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the ultimate dive lifestyle as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart
Enriched Air Diverd Air or
Nitrox Classes are one night academics. Every first Tuesday of the month. Cost is $145.00 includes Book/Manual. Extend your bottom times with this part home study course. it teaches you the benefits of using enriched air, including longer no decompression limits. Meet at the classroom at 6:30PM, class done by 8:30 PM. The knowledge reviews in the PADI Enriched Air Manual
must be completed prior to class! Visit Edmonds Underwater Sports for manual. To Registration Page.
Deep Diver Aug 19 & 20, 2017, , or Oct 2017.
Cost is $250.00, includes book/manual. Learn to dive to recreational dive limits! This course will give you the knowledge to be able to plan and dive down to 130 feet safely. Students need to have read the PADI Deep Diver Manual
and compete all knowledge reviews prior to the start of class. Two dives between 80 and 100 feet, two dives in excess of 100 feet! Prerequisite certification is Advanced Open Water and 20 minimum logged dives in cold water. Additional required equipment is compass, and dive light. Recommended equipment in addition to scuba gear is 100 cf tank, safety sausage with 20 foot line & dive computer. F Please note special Edition classes may have additional beach or charter fees. Consult your Instructor. To Registration Page.
Drysuit Specialist Diver
$145.00 includes the PADI Drysuit Diver Manual
. Next class Upon request
(special scheduling available upon request). Earn the Drysuit Specialy Certification card. Covers how to maintain and use a drysuit in the Pacific Northwest. Weighting and trimming along with two practice dives. To Registration Page.
Cost is $300.00. does not include materials, travel or lodging. We will travel to North Central Florida and visit some of the regions popular springs.. Ginnie Srings, Blue Grotto, Devils Den are just a few of the sites we will visit! This course examines the prelude to Cave Diving. How to set your lines, proper finning techniques, equpment needs, and much more. Must be Adv Open Water Certified, Deep Diver certified and Instructors approval for this couse. Upon request
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Cost is $175.00, includes PADI Boat Diver Specialty manual. Boat charter fees are not included. Learn the rules of boat diving, proper entries, exits and just plain good boat manners Next class. Upon request Register here!
Upon Request if no dates listed. Cost is $150.00 Next class is Upon request. Course Information: Some of the darndest things come out at night! Come explore the underwater world of Night Diving. All students need to read PADI Night Diver Manual
And complete all knowledge reviews prior to the start of class. In addition to standard Scuba equipment students must have a Primary Light, a Backup Light, and a Tank Marker Light. All lights must have fresh batteries. Sites to be determined. Course Tuition does not include Academic Materials or use of Rental Equipment. To Registration Page.
- Drift diving can be one of the most exhilirating diving you can ever do! It is leterally flying under water. This course will explain proper drift diving techiques and how to drift dive safely. Student must purchase the PADI Drift Diver Manual
and complete all knowledge reviews prior to start of class. Cost of class is $200.00 plus charter boat fees. Upon request
Search & Recovery Diver
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. $250.00, next class Jan 2016
(academics Thursday or Friday evening, one or 2 dives and two dives Sat morning) To Registration
September 28, 30, Oct 1st, 2017
, or, Upon request. Cost is $250.00. Must be Adv OW certified and have 20 logged coldwater dives. Course Information:Shipwrecks offer a glimpse, a snap shot into history on what life was like the moment, the hour that ship sank! Never mind the abundance of life attracted to these artificial reefs! Combined, you have a recipe for some of them most fabulous diving you can do, regardless if you are in the tropics, or in cold water! In addition to scuaba gear, students must have underwater light, wreck reel and 100 cf tank or larger. Students must read and complete the PADI Wreck Diver Manual
. Class meets for a two hour classroom Power point presentation reflecting presenters experience on wrecks these past 20 years. Four dives completed Sat and Sun. Course Tuition does include Academic Materials. To Registration Page.
Buoyancy Diver Upon Request.
Cost: $135.00. Good buoyancy is the nirvana of diving! Having excellent buoyancy control translates into better air consumption, less work, less stress and certainly a much more enjoyable dive! What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as an Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.Students need to read and complete the Buoyancy section in the Adventures in Diving Manual prior to the start of class. This one day course consists of a beach side review of materials and two (2) open water dives. Usually on various Saturday or Sunday mornings at Edmonds Underwater Park (sites subject to change). To Registration Page.
Course Tuition does not include Academic Materials or use of Rental Equipment
- Unlike the DAN card this does not expire in two years. Course prepares you on how to administer oxygen to a dive accident victim. Handling differnt types of oxygen kits. - upon request
- Admiring the beauty beneath the waves is one thing, but appreciating how the underwater environment functions, on a more complex level, is something that will enhance your diving experiences in ways you might not expect. Identifying some of the most common critters here in the Emerald Sea is the focus of this course. $175.00, plus book. upon request
Emergency Responder Course
- Learn CPR, First Aid, AED and add on CPR for children. A requirement for the Rescue Diver Course. Instructor for this class is AI Paul Gorham. Cost is $65.00 plus material. Call for dates. Class starts at 7PM, site to be determined. Upon request
Emergency Responder Instructor Course
- $450.00, includes EFR Instructor Start Up crew pak. Become an Emergency First Responder Instructor! Teach CPR, First Aid, AED, Care for Children CPR. Must have current CPR/First aid card. Supplies extra. Next class Oct 3, 4 & 5,, 2016, 5pm to 9pm each evening. or -Upon request
Divemaster/with Intro to Assistant Instructor
- $699..00 PADI Divemaster Crew Pak
is included. July 14th, 2017 start date. weeknight lectures, Sat and Sunday Pool. Additional times weeknights and/or weekends. First step in working with scuba as
a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with your instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. This course is the prerequisite certification for both the Assistant Instructor and the Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications. To Registration Page.
Assistant Instructor Course
- $600.00 plus IDC Crew Pak Oct 2017.
This is the final step to becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). Course studies the PADI system of teaching Academic presentations, Confined Water presentations and Open Water presentations and familiarizes you with the PADI Standards and educational materials including the new Instructor Manual! IDC Crew pak not included. Please call Fred at 425-774-3157 for more info and before signing up. To Registration Page.