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Nitrox Diver

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Who should take this course?

The Enriched Air Diver course is most popular specialty  scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives  you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If  staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds  appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

If you’re a  (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years  old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note  that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.

What will you learn?

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, and two optional  (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

Advanced Diver

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Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That's what the Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.  You don't have to be "advanced" to take it - it's designed to advance  your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water  Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your  scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different  specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your   Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways  to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may  credit toward the first dive of the corresponding Specialty Diver  Course. If you've already taken a specialty diver course, ask your  instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Who should take this course?

 (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are  ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course.  Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives check with  your Instructor for options.

If you're already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two  more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver  certification.

What will you learn?

You'll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a  long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives, Deep and  Underwater Navigation, and you choose the other three, for a total of  five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal  with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving.  The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation  skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual  landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and  the adventures you have photography, buoyancy control, fish  identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

Rescue Diver

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Who should take this course?

Scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most  challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because  you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more  confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if  needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by  practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus,  the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of  laughter in between the focused learning. (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have  completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a  Rescue Diver 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. 

What will you learn?

The Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive  emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through  knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for  and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your  knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Master Diver

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This course consist of four specialties. Deep, Limited visibility, Navigation a must. 50 dives total required. Rescue class is required as well. First Aid CPR highly recommended. When you complete this course you will truly be a Master Diver.

Dive Master

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Who should take this course?

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level?  Take the  Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career.  Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor  and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot,  but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as  you do.

The Divemaster course is your first level of professional  training. Working closely with a  Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your  dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your  rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll  gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become  a role model to divers everywhere. 

As a Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba  diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to  work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive  shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you.   Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the  Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

What will you learn?

The  Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge  of dive activities. Through online knowledge development, waterskills  exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop  the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.  Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the  Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Assistant Instructor

This program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and training necessary to organize and

 This program provides candidates with the knowledge, concepts and  training necessary to organize and conduct the Assistant Instructor/Dive  Control Specialist training program. Candidates will learn how to  evaluate and provide feedback to dive professional candidates in a  variety of in-water and academic settings. Candidates who complete this  program earn the SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer/Dive Control  Specialist Instructor certification.