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 Argonaut Diving Class Descriptions.

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Covid - 19 Update.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions, schedules and locations may change based on safety protocols and facilities (pools) availability.  Please have patience.  Argonaut Diving's number one priority is the safety of our our students and staff.  Until further notice all classroom sessions will be done online on the zoom format or eLearning.   Instructor "Meet & Greets will be limited to four students per session, masks and social distancing madatory in classroom, pool deck and beach.  PADI eLearning options avail for additional fee.

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All Beginning classes (OW & AOW) have 2 to 1 student to staff ratios! Almost like semi private lessons.

Argonaut Diving  is all about Adventures through Dive Education.  Whether it is a fun dive at Edmond's 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 either the SDI (Scuba Diving International) or PADI (Professional Association Dive Instructors) method of diving, your choice.  We offer classes from beginning,Puget Sound Map 2 Open Water Diver all the way to 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!  All non Dive Leader classes include all classroom materials and or elearning options. We have more Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters than any other dive center in the Pacific NW.  All highly trained.  Beginning classes always have 2 to 1, student to staff ratios in the water.



Start any time!  eLearning (includes check out dives):  Many of our classes academic portions can be taken through eLearning.  With eLearning, you do your homework and testing online at your convenience, then meet with the Instructor for a brief time to go over knowledge and cover any specifics.  Off to the Open Water after that.  To see a complete list of eLearning courses offered visit the registration page.  With eLearning, you have one year to complete the confined water (if applicable) and  open water training portion of the class.  Note that cost of eLearning class includes the entire course, all academics, all required confined water and open water dives. Student supplies own scuba gear, except in Beginning Open Water Course where school supplies needed scuba gear, including dive computer, wet-suit for Puget Sound and tanks.. All students required to complete medical form and Covid - 19 liability Release.  Click below for sample.  Any "yes" answers on medical and you must have doctors clearance to dive.  No exceptions.  Call office for scheduling.

DAN (Divers Aleret Network) Medical Release form


Private lessons available. Call for more info.

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 secured Paypal.  

 Scuba Review Class (Scuba Refresher or ReActivate).  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 (on pool deck) and one confined (pool) water session.  Next class. July, Aug, Sep, Oct 2021, Jan. 2022, Feb. 2022 or upon request. Student responsible for own gear, or rental. Cost is $145.00, includes class material.  Scuba gear provided option for $50.00.  PADI or SDI

Open Water Diver/Begnning Scuba. $548.00, includes all state of the art scuba gear, dive computer provided, logbook, all academic materials, confined water training, four open water check out dives, certification card recognized world wide.    Courses usually third and fourth weekends of the month. Next class start dates are:    July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct  14th, Jan 2022, March 2022, May 2022, July, 2022, Aug. 2022, Sept., 2022, Oct 2022.  (If you have six or more persons who want to take the class, we will schedule one for you. Call us for more info. Two Options.  Option 1  PADI Open Water eLearning. (Additional charge)  2. Option 2. SDI elearning Couse.   Typical Schedule, meet Thursday for our first session at 6:30PM,or 7:30 pm at Sharks Lair.  This is a meet and greet the instructor, finalize paperwork and answer any academic questions students may have.
sharks lair classroom Then Confined Water (pool) Sessions  Saturday (5:45pm-8:30 pm), and Sunday (5:45pm-8:30 pm).  All confined Water Sessions are at the state of the art Pool Facility Snohomish Aquatic Center.
aquatic center 2 medium  If your choose drysuit option you will have a third pool session the following Thursday.  Then, finally, four exciting dives on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. .   Once registered you will choose which option works best for you. Check out the video argo tent small imageBeginning Dive Class to see what an Open Water class looks like.  Student is responsible to purchase Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties and gloves. All of our beginning 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, between 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!  Please note schedules sometimes fluctuate due to tides, pool availability, etc  Class Prerequisites  You have to tread/float water for ten minutes.  Swim 200 yds or snorkel 300 yds.  Doctors clearance if any yes answered to standard medical questionnaire (sample form below).  Who this course is for.

DAN Medical Form    

open water privatePrivate Class - - - Open Water Diver/Beginning Scuba with your own Instructor, one on one.  Can't make a scheduled class or it is already full?  Sign up for private lessons, one on one with one of our fabulous Instructors.  Call our office to check availability.  When availability confirmed, sign up.  Once registration is confirmed, your instructor will reach out to you to schedule a mutually convenient time to do the pool and open water training.  Plan four days of training.  Two sessions in the pool and two days of check out dives.  ELearning must be done first. We typically have room for four private lessons a month. Call 425-774-3157 to check instructor availability.  Once availability is established, click here to register.


Drysuit Certification Upgrade for Open Water Course - $250.00 (includes drysuit rental).    Add this upgrade and earn Drysuit Specialty diver certification.  Cost of course includes: eLearning code for drysuit specialty course, Rental Drysuit, Additional mid weeknight pool training session, an additional Open Water check out dive on Sunday of OW class, Drysuit certification card recognized world wide.  If you plan on diving in Puget Sound waters on a regular basis, ultimately you will become a drysuit diver.  Learn how to use and care for a standard drysuit.  Check box when registering for Open Water course to select this upgrade. 

Enriched Air Diver Upgrade for Open Water Course - $135.00  Add this upgrade and earn the Computer Nitrox Specialty Diver certification card.  This, the most popular Specialty Certification.  It allows you to prolong your bottom times through enriched air diving, commonly called Nitrox.  Cost of course includes ELearning, training on how to use an oxygen analyzer. Certification card recognized world wide and required of Nitrox fills.  Check Nitrox option box while registering for Open water or Adv Open Water courses.



1599158 729127680431104 677375593 oAdvance Open Water Diver / Advanced Adventure 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 start dates     June 3rd - 7th, 2021,  Aug 5th, 2021, Oct. 7th 2021, Nov. 2021 (tentative). Feb 2022.   Cost is $275.00    PADI elearning (additional charge) or  SDI elearning option (no fee). Have four or more buddies that want to take the class?  Call us and we will schedule one for you that fits your schedule! Nitrox Upgrade available for additional $135.00. Just choose Nitrox option when registering.  Please note Special Edition Adv classes often have additional boat charter or park fees and usually one of the weekend days' 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 $325.00, includes SDI elearning or PADI elearning (extra fee)  Class usually meets Wed evening for meet and greet and paperwork at 6:30 pm, then a pool session on Saturday evening (5pm), Open Water dives on Sun mornings.   Next class:    July, 2021, or Oct 17 & 24, 2021. or March 2022, June 2022   To Registration Page.

Master Scuba Diver picMaster 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 coned rightimage13 r1certifications and have logged at least 50 dives.  We tailor the class to your needs, depending on how far you are along.  So if you are just out of Open Water class, we can start you at Adv OW.  if you are already almost there, then tell us what certs you still need/want, and we can make that happen.  Cost of class does not include manuals for the specialties or PADI application fee for the Master Scuba Diver rating.   You can start this class at any time and have one year from start time to complete.  Once you sign up you will work with your instructor to choose scheduled times.  Talk with the Instructor at 206-551-0070. Call or email us for details and to start putting your customized schedule together now. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 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.
nitrox tankEnriched Air Diver AirClasses are one night academics.   Every first Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm t0 8:30pm. Cost is $160.00 and includes Elearning..    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/elearning modules..  To Registration Page.

IMG 1421Deep Diver     Feb 6& 6 2022 or Upon Request 2022. Cost is $250.00 (includes manual or elearning option),.   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. SDI elearning option available. 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.  Please note special Edition classes may have additional beach or charter fees.  Consult your Instructor.   To Registration Page.

hornby20039Drysuit Specialist Diver  $199.00.   PADI eLearning additional fee. .  SDI elearning option (no fee).  Next class: March 25 & 27, 2021, or June 24 & 26., July 22, 24, 2021 or Aug 26, 28, 2021, Sept 2021, or Oct 2021, or Drysuit Private Class.  $385.00.  We find an Instructor and you and Instructor make the schedule.  .  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.  Student to provide own drysuit.  Rentals available. Note two schedules available:  Sun evening pool, following Sat Open Water Dives, or Thursday evening pool followed by Sat dives..  Check dates before signing up. To Registration Page.
ginnie springs picCavern Diver   Cost is $400.00.  does not include materials, travel or lodging. We will travel to North Central Florida and visit some of the regions popular springs..  Ginnie Springs, Blue Grotto, Devils Den are just a few of the sites. This course examines the prelude to Cave Diving. How to set your lines, proper finning techniques, equipment needs, and much more.  Must be Adv Open Water Certified, Deep Diver certified, 30 dives logged,  and Instructors approval for this course.  Upon request
 Learn20to20scuba20dive20from20a20boatBoat Diver  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 $195.00, includes PADI Boat Diver manual or elearning option   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!
Night Diver Scuba20diving20class20taking20night20course    Upon request in 2021 . Cost is $175.00  Course Information:  Some of the darnedest things come out at night! Come explore the underwater world of Night Diving.  All students need to read PADI Night Diver Manual included, and complete all knowledge reviews prior to the start of class. SDI elearning option available as well. 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 includes Academic Materials. To Registration Page.
Learn20to20drift20with20proper20scuba20diving20trainingDrift Diver - Drift diving can be one of the most exhilarating diving you can ever do!  It is literally flying under water.  This course will explain proper drift diving techiques and how to drift dive safely.  Includes  Drift Diver Manual or Elearning.  Student to complete all knowledge reviews prior to start of class.  Cost of class is $240.00 plus charter boat fees. Upon request!
imagesSearch & 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 Upon Request (academics Thursday or Friday evening, one or 2 dives and two dives Sat morning).  Includes Manual.  To Registration
Picture2 Wreck DiverFeb 2022.  Check Registration page or upon request.  .  Cost is $325.00. Includes all classroom materials or elearning option.  Must be Adv OW certified and have 20 logged cold water 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 scuba gear, students must have underwater light, wreck reel and 100 cf tank or larger. Elearning option only at this time.  Class meets for a two hour classroom Power point presentation reflecting presenters experience on wrecks these past 20 years.  3 to 4  dives completed Sat and Sun. Course Tuition includes Academic (elearning) Materials.   To Registration Page.
401Buoyancy Diver      Upon Request.  Cost:  $175.00.    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
Underwater Photographer - Upon request.
compasspictureUnderwater Navigation Specialist Diver - $225.00   Ever wonder how those Divemasters come right back to the spot they started the dive?  This course will kick your underwater navigation skills to a whole new level.  Both natural navigation and refined compass skills will be covered, plus many of the tricks the pros use.   Class runs Sat and Sun mornings.  Next class -  Upon request..- To Registration Page.
 Project AWARE Diver - Upon request
Oxygen Provider - 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.
Mudsharks Redondo-11Naturalist Diver - 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.
EFR 4C20BlackTxt 08Emergency Responder Course/Oxygen Provider - Learn CPR,  First Aid, AED and add on CPR for children.  A requirement for the Rescue Diver Course and Divemaster Class.  Cost is $105.00 includes EFR Manual & Pocket Maskl.  Upon request.  Class starts at 6:30PM, at Sharks Lair Classroom in Edmonds.


Solo Diver small imageSDI SOLO DIVER

At one point or another, many divers have found themselves alone during a dive, whether it was intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.”Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.

Being one of SDI’s most popular courses, the Solo Diver course stresses proper dive planning, personal limitations, and accident prevention, as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not be very experienced in scuba diving.  Upon Request.  Cost $325.00  (includes Elearning).                 Course outline/prerequisites 

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. Scheduled upon request..  5pm to 9pm each evening. or -Upon request.
 Divemaster/with Intro to Assistant Instructor- $699.00 (SDI)  $929 (PADI)    Divemaster Crew Pak/kit & eLearning code is included!  Next class start date, May 9th, 2022 (start date). or upon special request. Weeknight and weekend lectures, Two to three confined water sessions.  First step in working with scuba as 
Divemaster icon leadershipa 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. Many of our Divemaster go on to become successful Instructors.  Learn from the best.   To Registration Page.
Assistant Instructor Course - PADI $650.00 plus IDC Crew Pak      Varies . Class will be weekday evenings, 6pm to 9pm and all day Sat & all day Sun.  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, open water presentations and familiarizes you with PADI Standards!  Since 2003, we have trained over 100 Divemasters and Assistant Instructors on their way to becoming Instructors.  You learn to do this in the Pacific Northwest, you will have truly achieved a status above similarly trained candidates in the tropics. Plus a section on how to create a scuba business teaching.  Must be Divemaster rated and current physical within the last 24 months clearing you for diving.  Required IDC PADI Crew Pak, not included.  Please call Instructor at 425-774-3157 for more info.  To Registration Page.
sdi instructor Open Water Scuba Instructor Development Course - IDC  (SDI) March 16 -27, 2022 (see schedule link below)  The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organization the knowledge to effectively function as an open water scuba diver instructor. . This program is divided into two sections, an instructor development course (IDC) and an instructor evaluation course (IEC).  Click here for for more information/course outline and requirements and who this course is for.
IDC - $1950.00      Includes all required academic materials and elearning code. 
                     IDC Tentative Schedule             IDC Course Outline/Prerequisites 
 We have three classrooms we use. The third classroom (Shark Cage), recently added to accommodate social distancing requirements.   Typically all beginning classes are in Nemo's Den with con ed switching between Nemo's Den and Sharks Lair classroom.  Larger classes will be hosted in the Shark Cage with plenty of room to spread out. Continuing education classes will switch between Nemos Den and the Shark Lair classroom. 
Shark Cage classroom
Shark Cage Classroom (1000 sf designed for social distancing)
 919 Olympic Ave
Edmonds, WA 98020
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919 Olympic Ave
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-774-3157 school office

aquatic center 2 mediumSnohomish Aquatic Center

516 Maple Ave

Snohomish, WA 98290
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Note:  2021 class schedules subject to changes.