Advanced Open Water:
Advanced Open Water – You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start it straight after your PADI Open Water Diver certification if you want to, or wait until you have a few dives under your belt – the choice is yours.
The course is run over 2 days and helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different kinds of diving gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log your dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. We recommend Drysuit, Wreck Navigation and Peak performance Buoyancy which will help with learning finning techniques.
Duration 2 days.
A challenging but rewarding course which incorporates practicing problem solving skills
Before completing the course you also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.
⦁ Self rescue
⦁ Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
⦁ Emergency management and equipment
⦁ Rescuing panicked divers
⦁ Rescuing unresponsive divers
Duration 2 days and half day classroom for EFR qualification.
Emergency O2 provider:
You’ll learn about dive injuries, emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:
Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
Using a pocket mask on a non-breathing diver.
Duration: Half day
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.
Duration: 2 days
Surface marker buoys (SMBs) allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, alert boat traffic, or provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers. During two dives, learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) in the local area.
You will learn about the different types of buoys and reels and during the 2 qualifying dives you will practice bottom and mid water deployment of a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and their use during a dive and on ascent.
Duration 1 day
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:
Light handling and communication techniques.
Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
Specialised deep diving equipment.
Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
Duration 2 Days
Nitrox (Enriched Air Diver):
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session:
Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
Duration Half Day Academic or 1 day including dives
Dry Suit Diver:
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. You will also learn how to take care of your dry suit.
Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
Peak Performance Buoyancy:
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.
Duration 1 day