Ever wanted to fly? Then the Drift specialty is for you. Curious about the critters that come out at night? The Night dive specialty is awesome. Enhance your knowledge of all things diving with Specialty courses! Become a master of the Deep Dive, or become an expert in Navigation or Search & Recovery! From Nitrox, to Diver Propulsion Vehicles, we've got you covered!
Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Interested? Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you’re ready to discover a hidden world where few have ventured, then the Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you....
Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they’re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The Coral Identification Specialty course helps you recognize and identify common families of coral species. And teaches you to appreciate the complexity of these habitats and how you can help conserve these vital systems.
“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics....
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site....
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the Deep Diver Specialty course....
Digital Underwater Photo & Video
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The Digital Underwater Photo & Video course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR like the pros. Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your Professional, trainer you’ll discover: How to choose the right underwater camera system for you, Principles for good composition of underwater images, and Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera. ...
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
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....
The Drift Diver Specialty course (Waves Tides & Currents) teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you....
Dry Suit Diver
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often....
Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the Equipment Techniques course teaches you basic repairs and adjustments and how to choose, maintain and store your gear properly. 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....
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
The Enriched Air course is the most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox is safer and gives you more bottom time, more energy, more focus. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver. During a practical session, you’ll: Discuss managing oxygen exposure. Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank. Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
When you know more about the aquatic environment you plan on visiting, it makes the experience so much more rewarding. Divers are directly impacted by the changing oceans. This course helps understand more about the symbiotic relationships between the plants & animals under the waves.
I believe the Night Diver course is important. First it increases your skills that can help in other areas of the sport. Second, often people try it without training and have such a bad experience that they will never do it again. Yes, night diving seems mysterious and maybe a bit scary. But at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Ask experienced night divers and often they say it is their favorite type of diving. Almost magical.
The #1 skill to learn to be a good diver! Excellent buoyancy control defines skilled scuba divers. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. You can achieve this, too. During your training, 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 hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal. ...
Search and Recovery
It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the Search and Recovery Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun. Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice: Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation. Locating large and small objects using various search patterns. Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery ...
Sea turtle ecology
Brand New Course coming soon.
Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way. You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice: Methods to estimate distance underwater. Compass navigation while making at least five turns. Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface. Underwater map making. ...
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The Wreck Diving course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices. There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn: Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks. Surveying and mapping a wreck. Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration. Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants. ...
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This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems.
Many humans fear sharks, but is that reputation deserved? By taking the Shark Ecology program, you will learn how sharks and their behavior are often misunderstood, and how you can safely observe them in their natural habitat The goal of this course is to introduce divers to sharks and to educate them on the important role sharks play in a healthy ecosystem. When you love them as we do, hopefully you will join us in our preservation efforts.
GoPro Essentials Class
Want to take better video and still shots with your GoPro on land as well as underwater? Well, this class is for you! In this class you will learn how to setup your GoPro, what all the settings mean and which ones to shoot in which conditions as well as which accessories will assist you underwater. All of this results in helping you take the best GoPro video and photos! Call us at 303-431-5911 to schedule your call today!...
Scuba B.A. Boot camp
Coming soon. We are working on a new course that is not for the faint of heart. A class like no other offered anywhere in the world. Well, except the military. This will not be easy but when, or if you get through it, you will have skills and be able to hang with the most seasoned divers out there.