Hoodsport 'N Dive

Full Service Dive Shop

Hoodsport 'N Dive is the only full-service dive shop right on Hood Canal in the town of Hoodsport, WA. And now our second location in Tumwater (Olympia).

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Rec-Tec-Pro Diver Training

Interested in learning to SCUBA DIVE? Advancing your diving skills? Hoodsport 'N Dive is the place to be!

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Surface Supplied-Public Safety

Interested in advancing your diving skills or the skills of your PUBLIC SAFETY dive team? Need SURFACE SUPPLIED DIVING EQUIPMENT training?

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Cylinder Training Services


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Course Description
Course Price

This course is the first step into Technical Diving and taught as a combination course. The course involves 6 dives down to 150’ using doubles and a stage cylinder for decompression. The diver will also learn how to deploy lift bags, conduct valve shutdown drills and establish GREAT buoyancy characteristics.

Graduates are able to manage high-test Nitrox (40% plus) including pure oxygen responsibly paying attention to special equipment and component requirements, handling considerations and cylinder markings. They are able to grasp the concept and importance of Central Nervous System oxygen toxicity tracking - (CNS clock) – have the ability to calculate MOD’s without reference to tables for different ppO2 and fO2s; and have been introduced to the criteria for “Advanced Nitrox” equipment selection and configuration.

Graduates are able to make informed decisions to undertake dives outside the NDLs (as per US Navy and DCIEM tables) and manage the increased risks associated with these dives based on best practice information, limitations of training, limitations of knowledge and “objective” assessment of personal limitations. You will leave this class with a basic understanding of staged decompression practice (ascent behavior) and decompression theory. Students should understand the concept and constraints of staged decompression obligation; the use of multiple gases to optimize a decompression schedule; advanced equipment selection and clean gear configuration (since deco diving is overhead environment diving). In addition, they will be versed in basic contingency planning with particular focus on overhead gas management techniques.

Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures is the foundation of technical diving - all other courses will build on the knowledge and skills learned during these courses.

This is a two day course and consists of 6 dives.

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • 18 years old.
  • Nitrox Certified.
  • Advanced Diver Certification (or equivalent).
  • 25 logged dives.

The following equipment is recommended to bring to the Advanced Nitrox Diver Decompression Procedures class. If you do not have the equipment needed it will be provided free of charge during the class.

These items are available at Hoodsport 'N Dive and make sure to ask about our 10% discount offered to any student taking a technical class from Hoodsport 'N Dive.

  • Dual Cylinders
  • Stage Bottle (at least 30 cubic ft) w/regulator
  • 50lb Lift bag with dump
  • Dive Reel
  • 7ft Primary Regulator Hose

The price includes: all books and course material, registration, and diving gases.

Cost: $700


Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.

*3% additional if using credit card

Hoodsport 'N Dive!

Interested in learning to SCUBA DIVE? Interested in advancing your diving skills or the skills of your PUBLIC SAFETY dive team? Do you need safety training utilizing SURFACE SUPPLIED DIVING EQUIPMENT? Hoodsport 'N Dive is the place to be! Our schedules are CONVENIENT. We understand that your time is valuable therefore we teach our courses during a single session, whether that session lasts 2 hours or 5 days, we stay together until the course is completed. With this style of training you do not have to return numerous times to complete a single course.


For all your Canal and south Sound diving needs.
TUMWATER opened weekdays
Hoodsport Location
Our Address:
PO Box 1445
24080 North Hwy 101
Hoodsport, WA 98548
(360) 877-6818
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday - Closed ( visit our TUMWATER location)
Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday – 9am to 3pm


Easy I-5 and Hwy 101 access – for all your Puget Sound diving needs.
Visit the HOODSPORT Store for equipment and service on weekends. 
Tumwater (Olympia) Location
Our Address:
3409 Capitol Blvd SE Tumwater, WA 98501
(360) 866-3684
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday - 10am to 7pm
SaturdayClosed for Diving (Hoodsport OPEN)
Sunday –   Closed for Diving (Hoodsport OPEN)
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