SCUBA Diving

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Many specialty diving classes are available at Joint Base Lewis-McChord SCUBA (the only 5 Star PADI IDC in the military), located at the Northwest Adventure Center, Building 8050, NCO Beach Road, JBLM-North. Safety is a top priority, and divers with medical problems, such as high blood pressure, must have their doctor’s approval and be medically cleared.

Adult SCUBA diving classes

include the basic open water, advance, rescue, the master diver, dive master and the dive instructor. The one week basic SCUBA diving class costs $195. Class meets Monday to Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday in the open water 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to earn their certification.




We offer a full line of high quality dive equipment, including Aqua Lung, Aeris, TUSA, SUUNTO, OMS, Sealife, Underwater Kinetics, Seavision, XS Scuba, USIA, McNett, SpareAir, Niterider, Ideations and Pelican.

We also have a large rental department where divers can rent everything. All the equipment is checked by the staff to ensure that it works correctly prior to be put on the rental rack.
The dive shop is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the SCUBA shop at 253-967-3405.


$195 - Open-water (includes book and equipment)
$240 - Advanced or Rescue (includes book and equipment)
$125 - Specialties (includes equipment)
$550 - Master Scuba Diver (includes equipment)
$100 - Refresher
$80 - Emergency First Response
$60 - Discover Local Area Dives

Customized or Private Classes: Available upon request

Instructor Development Center

The PADI Five Star Dive Center membership level is awarded to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing divers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities.

To qualify as PADI Five Star Dive Centers, an operation must meet elevated service and business standards, and promote and offer PADI courses as their only recreational diver training. These dive centers also actively promote aquatic environmental awareness and embrace the PADI System of diver education, with a commitment to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.

A PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center not only meets all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, but also meets additional training standards required to offer PADI Instructor-level training. A PADI Five Star IDC offers dive consumers programs to fulfill their educational goals from entry-level training up through instructor-level certifications.


Weekly Social Dives (Wednesday evenings & Saturdays as announced) - Free
Bandito Boat Dives (TBA) - One Tank - $40, Two Tanks - $80
San Juan and other trips per interest and availability.


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