Seattle Scuba Schools

PADI Tropical Referral Certification Program

Begin your diver training at home. Then complete the program while on vacation anywhere in the world, on a trip with us, or one you have scheduled yourself.

Learning to dive consists of two phases.palaubeach.jpg

Phase One: Knowledge Development & Pool Training.
Here you gain the Knowledge and skills necessary for safe diving. This is often referred to as the "Referral Program"

Phase Two: Open Water, Ocean Training Dives.
In the ocean training dives you will participate in four dives. Under the guidance of a professional diving instructor, you will practice the skills learned in Phase One.

Through our Tropical Resort Referral Program, you can complete the Phase One Knowledge Development and Phase One Pool training at home in Seattle.  You then have one year to complete the Phase Two Open Water Ocean Training dives, anywhere in the world.  You can choose any PADI facility in the world, or work with our US trained Scuba Schools staff to complete your training on one of our scheduled dive trips

 Worldwide Resorts Tropical Referral Certification Course
Begin your course at home and finish at any PADI resort worldwide, or with our instructors on one of our dive trips.

Through our Tropical Resort Certification Program you don't have to spend your valuable vacation time sitting in a classroom. Begin your dive training with our Home Study program, in your free time, in your own home.  You should plan to spend 15 to 20 hours on the home studies. 

Upon completion of the Home Studies you will join us in the pool for an introduction to the equipment.  Subsequent to the pool session there will be an evening classroom review session of the Home Studies.  That review session is about two hours and is usually held the Friday evening following the pool training.

At the end of the evening review you will then be ready to complete the ocean training.  You have one year to complete the training and can choose to complete the training with our instructors on one of the Scuba Schools Dive Travel Adventures. Alternatively, you can now choose any PADI Resort in the world to finish the program. With thousands of Resorts
to choose from worldwide, you can pick the destination of your dreams at which to go diving.

Fees for completion of the ocean training dives with our instructors on one of our trips are similar to those for completing them with any of our West coast facilities. Fees for the ocean training dives completed with any other facility will vary widely and will be levied by the resort at which you choose to do the training.  We can supply you with list of PADI training facilities in the destination of your choice if you will not be joining one of our trips.  You will be responsible for making arrangements for your training dives and for all fees incurred in said training.

When more than one diver are registering together you are eligible for our multi-diver discount.  Class Discounts

Getting started in diving has never been this easy, and now with a giant selection of resort facilities at which you can complete the diving, it has never been this fun.

Study Kit: $95
Course Total

2 or more divers receive 10% discount off the tuition portion of the program.
Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Protection personnel registering together receive 15% discount off the tuition portion of the program.
Fees for the ocean training dives will vary and will be levied by resort at which you choose to do your training.


For more information on any of our training programs email us at:
Scuba Schools

Seattle: 206-284- 2350
Tacoma: 253-256-1759

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