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Sound Dive Center Specializes in Teaching Snorkeling and SCUBA Diving to Kids, youth and teens of Silverdale and Kitsap County. If you have your child inrolled in Home School, we have the program for you. Call us at 373-6141. We have instructed Kids and SCUBA divers in Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula for 35 years. We provide NAUI. SDI/TDI and PADI scuba training. Our classes, Certifications and Instruction program is the best in Washington, We service communities from Gig Harbor,to Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard and Belfair. We love to dive in Western Washington, on the Hood Canal, in Hoodsport and Brinnon. Bremerton, Washington, Poulsbo, Bainbridge, Port Orchard, Kingston and Gig Harbor. We love working with Kitsap Kids, Teens and youth at our SCUBA Camps and Classes. We are the Puget Sounds Boy Scout specialists
School SCUBA Diver Course
Jump into a Sound Dive Center (SDC) Home School SCUBA Diver program. This is the pass to your childs lifetime of adventure in SCUBA Diving. This is the course that thousands of area divers have started their years of fun and adventure.
Home School Subjects:
As a home school student, you will be taught in Marine Science, Math, Biology, Physics, Physical Education, hands on mechanics and even writing skills. All areas that can be applied to our home school educational state requirements. Our curriculm comes from the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), a non profit association of SCUBA Professionals.
Why a SDC Open Water Course?
As a SDC Open Water Diver, your student will receive a NAUI certification. A certification that is recognized the world over. They will receive the knowledge and experience of 35 years of serving the SCUBA community. A Puget Sound trained SDC SCUBA diver is the admiration of divers the world over.
If your student is in good health, comfortable in the water and of reasonable fitness, they can earn a SDC SCUBA Diver certification. They must be at least 12 years of age and there is NO MAX AGE Limit. Parents are encouraged to take the program with their students.
**We have a special program for kids that are aqua-phobic, or those who are not familiar with the water.
What takes place during my course?
You will learn the fundamentals of snorkeling and scuba diving. You will easily accomplish this by completing five swimmig pool and academic sessions. Your five open water dives will be completed over a two day period. See our calander for a schedule.
How long will it take?
The SDC courses typically takes 3 weeks, meeting twice a week (in the evening) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. With our 2 open water “check out” days on the weekend. Weekend course are available as requested, however we believe that weekend "quickie classes" provides minimal water time and are rushed. The usually require costly remediation to complete certification. Nothing replaces time in the pool and openwater.
Your Own Schedule
Home school takes a lot of time and energy on the parents part. We are eager and able to put a day time custom schedule together for your student.
Get Other Home School students together:
Many home school people work with other "home schoolers." We are very happy to accomodate a special schedule for those student groups.
Their own speed
SDC believes that everyone learns at their own speed. We allow, in fact we encourage our customers to progress at their own speed. Yes, you can repeat the pool work, if you are not ready for Open water.
Leave the "MACHO" at home!
SDC believes that scuba diving is meant for the whole family. Kids, moms, dads, grandparents. They all feel comfortable with our fine group of diving educators. Women and girls feel as comfortable with our programs, as do teens and youth. Unlike other programs the tough macho diver or instructor won't be found at SDC.
What will I need?
* NAUI/PADI SCUBA Materials
* NAUI/PADI SCUBA DVD
* Log Book
* Personal Equipment
* Flexible scheduling - class when you want it!
* More individual attention
Warm water check out and certification
* You can complete class and pool locally, and Complete open water dives in location of your choice!
On Line Program
Online study at home program available for those not able to make all the "in classroom" sessions.
Instruction - Pool Fee’s - SCUBA Cylinders - Regulator -air
BCD with Integrated Weights - Dive Computer - Wet Suit
YOU Will NEED:
NAUI/PADI SCUBA course text & video ($69)
Your Personal Gear - Swim Suit and Towel - Mask* - Fins* - Snorkel* - Boots* - Gloves* can be rented for $85 or purchased.
*Sorry, for safety reasons we do not allow outside purchased gear.
Some SDC Courses have the opportunity to utilize our favorite local dive boat charter for the final day of OW check outs.
*Cub, Boy and Venture Scouts can receive their Merit Badges through Sound Dive Center. Contact Jim or Geoff for details.
* Contact your local school board for information about home school credits.