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Specialty Course Descriptions


Navigation:
Will teach you how to accurately find your way underwater using a compass and the natural environment.


Deep Diving:
Will give you more confidence in diving to depths up to 130 feet


Night and Limited Visibility
:
This course will give you your first experience with night diving and build confidence when diving in water that has less than perfect visibility.


Enriched Air Nitrox:
This is your first course in mixed gas diving. Enriched air means the oxygen content in nitrox is higher than in regular air, although nitrox is a shallow water gas, it gives much longer bottom time with shorter surface time between dives.


Stress and Rescue:
For the more advanced diver who wants to learn scuba rescue techniques but also, learn what causes stress in themselves and other divers while underwater.


Equipment Techniques:
This is a course for the hands on person who wants to learn more about equipment maintenance and general service. It is a night at the work bench.


Dry Suit Diving:
This course is designed to give you and understanding of the buoyancy control you will need to have and the thermal benefits of staying warm while diving dry in colder water.


Science of Diving
:
This course is required for someone who wants to become an instructor but also for someone who just wants a more in depth knowledge of the sciences of physics and physiology of diving.  


Technical Extended Range or Tech XR:
This is five different courses  intended to take you from the fundamentals of advanced nitrox through all levels of decompression diving and trimix. 


Dive control Specialist or Divecon:
This is a course that prepares you for being a dive master as well as an assistant instructor while also preparing you to become an open water instructor. This course requires the Science of Diving specialty course as well as CPR, First Aid and Oxygen first aid.


React Right:
This is a required course for SSI instructors but also to anyone who needs training in Oxygen First aid.

Medic First Aid: This is a course open to anyone wanting adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR and First Aid training. 

 

                                Description of Ratings and Requirments

 


Open Water:
This is your first step, after completing this course you will be a certified diver


Advanced Open Water:
You will have to complete 4 specialty courses and have 24 logged dives to earn this rating. The 4 specialty courses required are Navigation, Night and limited Visibility, Deep Diving and Nitrox


Master Diver
:
To qualify for this rating you must be advanced open water certified have 50 logged dives and have taken Stress and Rescue, CPR, First Aid and Oxygen first Aid.


Dive Control Specialist:
To qualify as a “DiveCon” you must be a master diver and have a minimal of 60 logged dives. This is preparing you for a leadership position as a dive master and as an assistant instructor. You will also be required to take the Science of Diving specialty course.


Open Water Instructor:
To start training as an open water instructor, you must be a divecon and have at least 100 logged dives. You will need to perfect your skills as a dive leader. Part of your performance evaluation will be pool skills and classroom presentation. This is a very prestigious certification to earn. This rating will allow you to obtain employment as a dive professional.