List of Scuba Specialty Courses

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Advanced Navigation – After completing 4 dives over 2 days using the Nav-finder, you will be unmatched in your navigational skills. Prerequisites: minimum age 12 & U/W Navigator Specialty. $250 Plus materials

Advanced Search & Recovery – This class will develop your search & recovery techniques to the advanced level. Two dives in one day. Prerequisites: 15 years old and Search & Recovery Specialty. $120 Plus materials

Fish Identification – The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world. You will make 2 dives in 1 day to complete the course. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus materials

Coral Reef Conservation – The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and non-divers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how they can help. $85 Plus materials

Boat Diver – Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing. 2 dives in 1 day to complete the course. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus materials

Computer Diver – Have you ever had to end your dive because you had met the limits on your RDP Table and your buddy was diving with a computer, which showed you still had plenty of time?  Well now it is your chance to extend your bottom time by learning the basics of how computers work and how they calculate your no-decompression limits. $120 Plus materials

Conservation Diver – This course will teach the vital role conservation plays in the local area. Class consists of 1 lecture and 1 open water dive. Prerequisites: minimum age 12 and Open Water Diver. $100 Plus materials

Deep Diver – The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating. You will learn about the techniques and equipment for diving deeper than 60 ft. Course consists of 4 dives over 2 days (3 dives in 1 day if you have completed the Deep Adventure dive). Prerequisites: minimum age 15 & Adventure Diver $180-$240 Plus materials

Digital Underwater Photography- The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family. Will complete 2 dives and then learn to edit your pictures. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $125 Plus materials

Digital Underwater Videographer – This course develops your ability to shoot and then create a story with your video. Practice with one dive in confined water and then do 3 dives in open water. Afterwards, you will create your movie. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver.  $250 Plus materials

Diver Propulsion Vehicle – DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it. Fun? Underwater scooters (DPVs) are a kick! It’s all fun. Will complete 2 dives in 1 day. Prerequisites: minimum age 12 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus Materials and Rental

Drift Diver – The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time. Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work. Two dives are required for this class. Prerequisites: minimum age 12 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus Materials

Dry Suit Diver – Stay warm and cozy on your dives. Learn how to dive with a Dry Suit. Class includes 1 confined water and 2 open water dives. Prerequisites: 10 years old and Open Water Diver $150 Plus materials and rental/purchase of a dry suit

Emergency Oxygen Provider – Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. $100 Plus materials

Enriched Air Nitrox – Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Learn how to dive using Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI’s most popular specialty course. No dives required but available! Prerequisites: minimum age 15, Open Water Diver $100 Plus materials

Equipment Specialist – Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it’s a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you’ll encounter every day. In addition, you’ll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repair and other information that helps you with your equipment investment. Classroom only- one morning or afternoon. $100 Plus materials

Multilevel Diver – Maximize your dive time so you can explore more! In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. You will also learn how a dive computer works. Class consists of 2 dives in one day. Prerequisites: minimum age 12 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus Materials

Night Diver – Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus, see a whole new cast of critters that only come out at night. Class involves 3 dives over 1 evening. Prerequisites: minimum age 12 & Open Water Diver. $205.00 Plus materials

Peak Performance Buoyancy – Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Learn how to achieve neutral buoyancy with ease. Will complete 2 dives with your instructor in 1 day. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus materials

Recompression Chamber- Learn the basic functions of a Recompression Chamber, then take a “dry” dive to 130 feet in the chamber. One morning at the hospital’s recompression chamber needed. Prerequisites: minimum age 15, Open Water Diver. $100

Search & Recovery Diver – The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it. Will complete 4 dives over 2 days (3 dives in 1 day if you have completed the Search & Rcovery Adventure Dive). Prerequisites: minimum age 12 & Advanced Open Water or Open Water Diver with U/W Navigator Specialty. $180-$240 Plus materials

Underwater Naturalist – Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. You will put this info to use on your 2 dives. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus materials

Underwater Navigator – Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. Class made up of 3 dives in 1 day ( 2 dives if you have completed the Navigation Adventure Dive). Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $120-$180 Plus materials

Underwater Videographer – Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video. Show your scuba vacation adventures to your friends and family. Use your underwater videos to turn more of your friends into dive buddies. The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again. Will complete 2 dives shooting video, then edit and review with your instructor. Prerequisites: minimum age 10 & Open Water Diver. $120 Plus materials

Wreck Diver – Learn how to explore mysterious sunken shipwrecks, planes and even automobiles. Will learn how to penetrate and return. Class consists of 4 dives over 2 days (3 in 1 day if you completed the Wreck Adventure Dive). Prerequisites: minimum age 15 & Adventure Diver. $180-$240 Plus materials

Discover Technical Diving – If you are thinking about technical diving but aren’t sure, DSAT Discover Tec lets you try technical diving equipment and procedures. Discover Tec experiences can also credit towards the DSAT Tec Diver Level One or Tec Deep Diver courses. $150.00

Technical Diving Skills Workshop – Work on technical diving skills to improve your diving.  $250 – includes four dives, one classroom. .  Rental gear available for this course if needed.

PADI Tec 40 – The Tec 40 Diver course introduces divers to limited decompression diving within accepted recreational depth limits. Through the course you’ll learn about technical dive planning, equipment and procedures. The Tec 40 Diver course allows the interested diver to begin technical training while still building comfort with their gear as well as gaining needed experience before moving on to Tec 45 Diver courses and beyond. The Tec 40 Diver course is also an excellent choice for divers wanting to add limited decompression diving to their experience base without wanting to make the jump to doubles and full technical gear. Tec 40 qualifies divers to make limited, single gas decompression dives of no more than 10 minutes deco to 40m/130ft. Divers use air and up to 50% EANx. $600.o0 Plus Materials, equipment, entry fees and gas fills.

PADI Tec 45 The Tec 45 Diver course introduces Tec 40 divers to full technical deep decompression diving. Through the course you’ll learn about technical dive planning, equipment and procedures. The Tec 45 Diver course allows the interested diver to make multistop decompression dives that use EANx and Oxygen for accelerated decompression.  Tec 45 qualifies divers to make extended no stop dives, and accelerated decompression dives to a maximum of 45m/145ft. Divers use air and any EANx mix and oxygen with a maximum of 2 gas mixtures. $600.o0 Plus Materials, equipment, entry fees and gas fills.

PADI Tec 50  – The Tec 50 Diver course introduces Tec 45 divers to full technical deep decompression diving. Through the course you’ll learn about technical dive planning, equipment and procedures. The Tec 50 Diver course allows the interested diver to make multistop decompression dives that use air, EANx and Oxygen with up to two gases for accelerated decompression and extending their maximum depth to 165′. $600.o0 Plus Materials, equipment, entry fees and gas fills.

Tech Package – Includes Discover Tech, Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50.  Only $1,850 Plus Materials, equipment, entry fees and gas fills.

PADI Self-Reliant Diver -Ever have your buddy stand you up? Get tired of looking for a buddy when you show up on the spur-of-the-moment? Worry about the abilities of some of the buddies you have found? In this class you will learn how to dive safely without a buddy and/or become an outstanding buddy to someone with weaker skills. Class consist of classroom presentation, knowledge review followed by 3 open water dives.  Must be Advanced Open Water with a minimum of 100 logged dives. Will schedule class based on your availability. Price: $250.00 includes tuition, dives and lifetime certification. Quarry admission and equipment rental not included. (You will receive a list of specialty equipment to rent or purchase when you enroll in the course.)

 

 

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