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Specialty Diver Courses

Specialty Diver Courses

Ask us about “Specialty Diver Courses” that we offer as you improve your diving skills and work toward the highly desired Master Scuba Diver certification.

Specialty courses offered are Nitrox, Deep, Underwater Navigation, Search and Recovery, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Altitude, Dry Suit, Equipment Specialist, Emergency First Response and First Aid. When conditions allow we also offer Boat, and Drift Specialties.  Come in and talk to our staff about all of these courses.

Event Date: August 3rd - September 8th 2019

Course offered on August 3, August 4, September 7, September 8

DPV 1

Course is taught as a private course so space is limited!

DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

If you’re at least 15 years old and a PADI Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.

The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course guides you in choosing the right DPV for you. You’ll make two dives and learn about:

Maintaining your DPV.
How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.
DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents.
Potential problems and ways to deal with them.

We are offering this Specialty Course as a PRIVATE course. Cost is $350 for course, materials, and DPV rental.
Course offered on August 3, August 4, September 7, September 8.

As this is a private course times are limited so reserve your spot today! Course takes about half a day so spots are going fast.

Event Date: August 24th - 24th 2019

August 24- DSD BCF at Elk Lake

Event Date: September 7th - 7th 2019

September 6, 2019- Cultus Dive In
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What is good buoyancy underwater?
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. This course helps you feel more confident in your dive skills underwater. This is a 2 tank specialty and one of the most important for every diver!

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
 

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

Stop into the shop to register for this great course.

 

Event Date: August 3rd - 3rd 2019

August 3, 2019

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What is good buoyancy underwater?
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. This course helps you feel more confident in your dive skills underwater. This is a 2 tank specialty and one of the most important for every diver!

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
 

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

Stop into the shop to register for this great course.

 

Event Date: September 1st - 1st 2019

 

 September 1st  11:00AM

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Have you been out of the water for more than 6 months and need to refresh your skills in the pool before you travel this summer. We are doing a few hour scuba review to go over your skills in the pool. Come in to sign up for this class. You need to have the scuba tune up book, if you already own one - no need to purchase again. Class cost is $99 and if you need the book it is $26.95. If you need to rent equipment we offer a discounted rate for this course of $35. Get your skills refreshed before you travel and be a confident diver. Don't waste time on your vacation get this done here first, so you can enjoy your time on vacation diving!

Event Date: August 11th - 11th 2019

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This is a PADI specialty that we teach along with Rescue, but can be taken as a specialty course that counts toward your Master Scuba Diver. Come into the shop to sign up for this life saving course. We are also doing Emergency First Response CPR training with this course. Both of these courses are needed for Rescue Course. If you would like to take just one of these courses as you already have current CPR or would like to just take the EFR portion that is an option also. Come into the shop today to sign up and get your course materials.