Open Water Diver Certification

sdi-img-03Did you know that our Planet Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% of water? Our oceans and water systems that include lakes and rivers controlling our climates and temperatures, move weather patterns and supports living organisms is still unexplored territory with 95% of it unseen by the eyes of humans. You may have gone swimming in the ocean or snorkeled over a reef….but now, it is time to take it one step further. See the underwater world as it is meant to be experienced – underwater. Become a part of an eco-system that supports so much of our life and take it to your limits; weather they may be interacting with colorful schools of fish over a peaceful sea mount or diving alongside a pod of dolphins that have come to take a closer look at you. Dive with sharks, dive in caves or dive some of the most historic wrecks. Whatever direction you may want to take your new life-style; it all begins here.

The Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. Some of the skills you will learn include buoyancy, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. It covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations around the globe or just in your backyard.


Prerequisites for Open Water Diver Certification

  • Minimum age 18 (10 with written parental consent)
  • Students between the ages of 10 through 14 may obtain an Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Certification if the following conditions are met: junior students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active dive professional. When an Junior Open Water Diver reaches the age of 15, they may upgrade to an Open Water Scuba Diver certification

Scuba Set Depth Chargers 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 11th Annual Scuba Set Depth Chargers Underwater Photo Contest

 Best Of Show: “Knock Knock Grunty” – Corey Cooper

Judges’ Choice: “Anything In My Teeth?? – Mike Phillips

 Cold Water Wide Angle:

1st       “Luck Of The Draw” – Chris Collins

2nd      ”Moon Dream” – Keith Gamble

3rd       “Cold Water Rose” – Keith Gamble

Warm Water Wide Angle:

1st       “I’m  On The Hunt …. Out Of My Way!!” – Mike Phillips

2nd      “Hi!” – Walt Amidon

3rd       “Deep In Thought” – Carolyn Fornoff

Cold Water Macro:

1st       “Illumination” – Kimberly Coleman

2nd      “Hypnosis” – Kari Fadler

3rd       “Angel Flight!” – Mike Phillips

Warm Water Macro:

1st       “Princess Of The Reef” – Doug Soule

2nd      “Are You Still There?” – Kimberly Coleman

3rd       “Mr. Turtle Is My Father” – Kari Fadler

Diver / Diving Lifestyle:

1st       “Baby Kisses” – Doug Soule

2nd      “Let The Night Diving Begin!” – Keith Gamble

3rd       “Tickle Me Blue” – Kimberly Coleman

Redondo:

1st       “Little Nessy” – Corey Cooper

2nd      “Not Everyone Can Be A Giant Pacific Octopus” – Keith Gamble

3rd       “Knock Knock Grunty” – Corey Cooper

 Novice:

1st       “Snorkelers” – Lonny Meadows

 Digitally Enhanced:

1st       “Kaleidoscope” – Kimberly Coleman

 Black And White:

1st       “You Got A Nail, I Got The Hammer” – Mike Phillips

2nd      “Serenity” – Steve Fornoff

3rd       “Immersion” – Chris Collins

Honorable Mention:

“Lunchtime!” – Keith Gamble  (Cold Water Wide Angle)

“Chief” – Kari Fadler  (Cold Water Macro)

“Christmas on the Brain” – Karen Gamble  (Warm Water Macro)

“Gumdrop” – Kari Fadler  (Warm Water Macro)

“Surface Interval” – Chris Collins  (Diver/Diving Lifestyle)

“Spiny Suction Cup” – Corey Cooper  (Black and White)

 

2014 Photo Contest 1st Place Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 11th Annual Scuba Set Depth Chargers Underwater Photo Contest

Best Of Show:   “Knock Knock Grunty” – Corey Cooper

Judges’ Choice: “Anything In My Teeth?? – Mike Phillips

 Cold Water Wide Angle:

1st      “Luck Of The Draw” – Chris Collins

Warm Water Wide Angle:

1st      “I’m  On The Hunt …. Out Of My Way!!” – Mike Phillips

Cold Water Macro:

1st      “Illumination” – Kimberly Coleman

Warm Water Macro:

1st      “Princess Of The Reef” – Doug Soule

Diver / Diving Lifestyle:

1st      “Baby Kisses” – Doug Soule

Redondo:

1st      “Little Nessy” – Corey Cooper

Novice:

1st      “Snorkelers” – Lonny Meadows

Digitally Enhanced:

1st      “Kaleidoscope” – Kimberly Coleman

Black And White:

1st      “You Got A Nail, I Got The Hammer” – Mike Phillips

Advanced Adventurer Course

You’ve taken your open water scuba diver course and now you’re ready to expand your knowledge but you would like to see what is out there first. The  Advanced Adventure Diver course will give you an overview of five (5) selected  specialties. Two of the specialties are  Deep Diver and Navigation Diver, which are the foundation of continuing diver education. For more information, Call Walt at SCUBA SET Adventure Center 253-841-5666

Underwater Photo Contest

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The Scuba Set Depth Chargers put on a popular Annual Photo Contest. This is an amateur photo contest to build awareness of the dive community. This is a great opportunity to share some of those great pictures that you have been collecting. A fun event for non divers and divers alike.

  • Open for anyone to participate
  • Many categories to enter
  • Increases awareness to the public
  • Fun for divers and non-divers

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