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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: December 15th - 15th 2019

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Pre-requisite to the class is taking the first intro course or an in-depth understanding of your equipment and underwater theory. Our Second introduction class will not introduce the set-up or deal with initial set up issues. This second class will work the PADI manual, but no knowledge reviews or certifications will be provided in this class.
 
This class requires that you are an OW Certified diver, Underwater camera with housing and scuba gear, scuba rental is available for $40 for the day.
 
This class is a 2 Tank dive in the pool with practical applications of photography.
 
Class schedule will be as follows

 

  • 11:00-11:40 Camera Reviews on Land
  • 12:00-1:15 Shooting scenes underwater
  • 1:45-2:30 Photo Critique @ COD
  • 3:00-4:00 Shooting scenes at JSFC
  • 4:30-5:00 Photo Critique @ COD

 

 
Cost is $195.00 and includes PADI manual
Recommended: Computer with minimum software requirement of Vivid-Pix
No camera rentals available.
Preregister at the shop for this class.

Event Date: November 14th - 14th 2019

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Do your pictures look like the first picture and you wished they looked like the second picture?

This first class will teach you how to set up your camera and gain an understanding of photo composition underwater. NO CAMERA NECESSARY. NO DIVE CERTIFICATION required for this classroom course.
 
Students learn:

 

  • Camera Set Up

 

            Sea and Sea DX-6G
            Olympus OMD em5 Mark 2
            Olympus TG5

 

  • Software options for editing UW pictures
  • Introduction to UW light theory
  • Introduction to UW Composition

 

 
Cost is $75.00 for this 2 hour classroom course.
Recommended: Camera with housing, NOT required. If you bring a camera, we will work with setting you to set up your camera, if one of the options above. Additional help with other cameras is available for private session. All of these cameras are point and shoot or micro 4/3.
 
We are running this class on at two different times to accommodate as many people as possible.
 
Dates are: November 9 10:0am-12:00pm
November 14- 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
minimum class size is 3
Preregister at the shop for this class

Event Date: November 9th - 9th 2019

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Copywrite Photos used with permission: Photographer: Theresa Denham

Do your pictures look like the first picture and you wished they looked like the second picture?

 

This first class will teach you how to set up your camera and gain an understanding of photo composition underwater. NO CAMERA NECESSARY. NO DIVE CERTIFICATION required for this classroom course.
 
Students learn:

 

  • Camera Set Up

 

            Sea and Sea DX-6G
            Olympus OMD em5 Mark 2
            Olympus TG5

 

  • Software options for editing UW pictures
  • Introduction to UW light theory
  • Introduction to UW Composition

 

 
Cost is $75.00 for this 2 hour classroom course.
Recommended: Camera with housing, NOT required. If you bring a camera, we will work with setting you to set up your camera, if one of the options above. Additional help with other cameras is available for private session. All of these cameras are point and shoot or micro 4/3.
 
We are running this class on at two different times to accommodate as many people as possible.
 
Dates are: November 9 10:0am-12:00pm
November 14- 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
minimum class size is 3

Event Date: January 11th - 12th 2020

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The PADI Seal Team is an adventure for children ages 8 and older. This Seal Team program we are offering has 5 AquaMissions plus a bonus 2 Aquamissions. This is a great stepping stone for children who love the water and might want to take the PADI Jr. Open Water Course when they are at least 10 years old. Your children will learn basic diving skills: breathing underwater, equalizing ears and mask, how to check their pressure gauge, hand signals, regulator skills, breathing from an alternate air source, mask skills,and weightless buoyancy. No Prior scuba experience is required. Completing AquaMissions 1-5 teaches the scuba skills required in Confined Water Dive One from the Open Water Diver Course! This PADI Seal Team experience is designed for children who love the water and adventure. Pre-registration is required and children will receive a take home packet to prepare them for their adventure. Space is limited. Contact us to sign up your child for this underwater training adventure. Give the gift of adventure this year! Cost for this course is $375 for 2 days of underwater adventures!

Event Date: November 20th - 21st 2019

November 20-21

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Here is a great course that is FUN and very informative! Have you ever thought about how your equipment works? This is a great specialty course to help answer those questions. Have you ever thought of becoming a dive professional? This course is for every diver! This is a course that is done over 2 nights of practical application that gets into hands-on interaction.

You wouldn't want to miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba equipment. The PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.

If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.

This course also teaches you about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment suggestions.

Cost for this class is $200, there is NO pre-studying for this course. IF you own your own diving gear (Wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, regulator, BCD, computer, gear bag etc.) bring it to class with you. You must pre-register for this course.

Event Date: December 18th - 18th 2019

December 18th 5:30-8:00

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Do your plans this year take you to destinations that you would be diving multiple dives a day for several days? Would you like to extend your bottom time underwater to explore longer? Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no-decompression time, especially on repetitive on scuba dives. If you are not certified in Nitrox consider it today. We offer several trips that you can use Nitrox. The course is taught with a dive computer, so bring your dive computer and know how it functions and how to navigate thru the screens and change settings. If you need to rent a computer for the evening we have one to rent for $10. The benefit of diving with a computer and nitrox is longer bottom time, so if you don't own one, you might consider purchasing one. We have several models to choose from. This is a classroom course and knowledge reviews are done ahead of time. Come in to sign up for this FUN course and DIVE LONGER! Space is limited!