Specialty Diving

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Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

The PADI Computer Enriched Air course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification and is structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer.  Enriched Air (Nitrox) is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers.  The course will cover the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.  The benefits of using Nitrox include:

  • Increased safety margins
  • Reduced post dive fatigue
  • Extended no-decompression times

This class is done on-line by pressing the button below, then you’ll need a classroom session ($30) at the shop to complete the certification.

Oxygen Provider (O2 Provider)

The O2 Provider course is a straight forward no nonsense approach to teaching you as the first responder to an emergency how to handle the situation.  The course is an Emergency Oxygen administration program.
You will learn how to use what is at your disposal to treat and stabilize victims until medically trained professionals arrive.

Would you know what to do?

Emergency 1st Response / Primary & Secondary Care

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study materials, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
The EFR course is available in both the classroom and e-Learning format. Press the button below for the on-line course.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

Equipment Specialist

There are many things that you as a diver can do to maintain your equipment and the PADI Equipment Specialty course is just the place to learn how to do that maintenance.  This course covers BCs’, regulators, wetsuits, dry suits and many more of the equipment items used while diving. Your PADI Instructor will teach:

  • Proper cleaning of equipment
  • Proper storage
  • Transportation and storage of dive cylinders

Self Reliant Diver

The classic and most strict definition of solo diving is one diver in the water completely alone and self-contained with no shred of support either with him or waiting on the surface. There are a limited number of this type of solo dives made every day in dive destinations around the globe, and the PADI Self Reliant Diver course offers training to help make this type of solo dive more secure by presenting standard guidelines and rules for planning and execution. But there are lots of other types of solo dives and these are more common and less obvious, but nevertheless cry out for the skills offered by an Self Reliant Diver course.

The skills taught during this course are naturally applicable in the event of an emergency when diving as part of a buddy team and graduates from a PADI Self Reliant Diver course make better, more comfortable and more skillful divers.

  • Solo divers are self-sufficient
  • Solo divers understand their limitations
  • Solo divers plan dives in great detail
  • Solo divers have skills that translate well to buddy diving

The price of the class is $200.00. This includes your student manual and certification card. There will be 1 classroom session and 3 open water dives.
Pre-requisites are: 21 years old, Advanced OW Diver, and at least 100 Logged Dives In addition to your normal scuba gear, you will need the following personal equipment:

  • Pony bottle with regulator and pressure gauge
  • Audible Surface Signal (whistle)
  • Surface Marker (safety sausage)
  • Back-up Mask

Ice Diving

February 18, 2023

Ice diving can be a serene and beautiful aspect of Scuba diving. As a winter activity, ice diving offers the diver the opportunity to enjoy sport diving year round. Diving under ice presents hazards not common to the Open Water Diver and special training is required. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the diver with many of the hazards associated with ice diving and how to plan and execute an ice dive.

Dry Suit Diving

The PADI Dry Suit Diver course will open up a whole new world of diving to you.  Many of the waters around the world are better dove in a dry suit.  These waters have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed, dry suits are also being used in tropical waters during the cooler months.  Your PADI Instructor will teach you:

  • Selection of a dry suit
  • Care and maintenance
  • Emergency procedures
  • Proper weighting
  • Buoyancy control