There are numerous certification agencies available to get certified from: NAUI, PADI, SSI, BSAC, CMAS, PDIC, SDI, and the alphabet soup goes on and on.
Yet after years of teaching, we have found that NAUI standards and policy of academic freedom is the best fit for divers that truly want to master the skills necessary to be safe, competent, confident, capable divers. This assures that upon certification you are comfortable in the water, can enjoy diving, and will develop a strong desire to continue learning more.
Upon completion of this entry level diving course, students will receive a lifetime internationally recognized SCUBA diving certification from the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), and will be prepared to conduct open-water dives in waters and conditions proximate to those encountered during training.
Costs Starting at: $370 USD*
This is a custom refresher course designed to fit the needs of individual certified divers in need of refresher training and mentorship. Were you certified years ago and haven't been diving since, but now desire to get back in the water? PDC will bring you back up to speed with a personalized refresher course tailored to meet your needs.
Costs Starting at: $100 USD*
This is a continuing education course for certified divers. It is designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities, focuses strongly on improving a divers skills in their weaker areas to fine-tune their abilities and make them better divers, and includes advanced education on physics, biology, equipment, and much more.
Costs Starting at: $400 USD*
The Rescue Diver Course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies.
Costs Starting at: $400 USD*
The Advanced Rescue Diver Course focuses on advanced technical rescue techniques and problem solving.
Costs Starting at: $420 USD*
Must be certified as a Scuba Diver and have certification in First Aid and CPR prior to start of either course.
This is a continuing education course required for entry into leadership and Technical programs. It is also the most informative and challenging course there is for recreational diving. It will challenge you to really go "behind the scenes" in diving education and KSA's.
Costs Starting at: $600 USD*
- Nitrox Diver: $120 USD*
- Deep Diving: $120 USD*
- Search and Recovery: $120 USD*
- Wreck Diving: $250 USD*
- Night Diving: $120 USD*
- Drysuit Diver: $120 USD*
- Ice Diving: $300 USD*
Email us to inquire about cost breakdowns for a specific speciality course.
* Indicates Administrative Costs of the course only, and does not include rental equipment, travel, lodging, food, facility fees, diving tickets, etc.
Teaching Assistant, FIT, and Divemaster.
Graduates of these training programs will be ready to join any dive shop and contribute as a member of the team, or work independently as a dive professional. These are serious, comprehensive programs for someone looking to work professionally in the diving industry.
Email us to inquire about costs and details for a specific leadership course.*
Looking to get more out of diving? Ready to dive for a purpose? Seeking to go further, deeper, longer, and accomplish a mission while doing it all?
Technical Diving is a completely different world, and requires a different mindset.
If you're ready to learn, PDC will soon be able to help guide you into the world of Tec.
Need to SCUBA dive for work?
- Public Safety Diving
- Underwater Surveys
- Scientific Research
- Photography and Videography
PDC has been in occupational diving for years, and will soon be able to help you get certified for Occupational SCUBA too.
Pinnacle Diving Company certifies recreational SCUBA divers through the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), and offers dive training and education in English, tailored to your needs, to get you where you want to be, and that will challenge you to become the best diver possible, regardless of your current skill level, or previous experience.
Courses offered span the full spectrum of dive training, from Basic to Divemaster, and everything in between, to including a full range of specialties.
PDC is currently based in Kanagawa, Japan, and teaches English-speaking locals and visitors who are in the country or coming for a visit. However, PDC staff are willing to travel, and have experience teaching, training, instructing, and evaluating for clients as able.
* Prices for dive education and training vary depending on the course taken, student needs, equipment needs, and local economy where the course is conducted. Current prices reflect administrative course costs only, and do not include rental equipment or facility fees. For the time being, students will be required to rent equipment at facilities or supply their own.
Please see PDC's Training Calendar below for course updates and schedule availability.
This calendar has the latest information on Pinnacle Diving Company Events and Training Dates! It is updated regularly, and the same calendar is also available on both the Diving Events Page and Home Page too. For details on each event, click on "Event Details", and the section will expand.
If you are in Japan or soon visiting the area (Tokyo / Kantou Plain / Izu / etc.), and are ready to begin your course, please use this contact form.
Please include your full name, email address, the course you want to sign up for, let us know which dates on the calendar above you wish to join, and any other questions you may have, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.