SCUBA & Inland



Program Overview

This course is exciting because it’s never quite the same. Practical skills are gained by diving in a variety of locations around Seattle. You’ll learn Occupational SCUBA, as well as practice using NDT (non-destructive testing) methods.

You’ll gain experience with practical applications off campus. Instructors plan a variety of projects throughout Seattle and in the Puget Sound. A few examples include: video inspections on a pier, visually inspecting the bottom of a boat in the water, removing obstructions from a boat’s propeller, or changing the buoyancy of a dock.

You’ll learn about safety in different conditions, and how tides affect different locations. Students practice diving in the Puget Sound, which is tidal. You’ll gain first hand experience learning how to plan ahead and dive successfully in water that is ebbing or flooding.

Watch: SCUBA Dive Training – Alki Lake, Seattle

Course Program

Week 1

NAUI SCUBA Certification and Full Face Mask (FFM) training. Begins in the swimming pool.

Week 2

Continuing NAUI SCUBA Certification. Open water SCUBA and FFM diving and projects in the Puget Sound and other locations.

Week 3 & 4

Inland Diving. Surface-supplied and Occupational SCUBA dives.


You’ll get used to using standard SCUBA gear, including full-face masks (FFM’s) to complete your commercial SCUBA training.

The Puget Sound


“The Puget Sound is one of the most complex and diverse venue that SCUBA diving has to offer. It is also one of the top dive destinations on the planet. People than are trained here are well versed in diving and I would submit able to dive anywhere in the world.”

– Dan Henderson, SCUBA instructor

Instructor Insight

Dan Henderson, Instructor

Occupational SCUBA is all about problem solving. As instructor, I present the student with a problem set underwater and show them how to work and solve the problem. This builds confidence, proficiency, and makes them assets when they enter the workforce.