Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months. In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. You'll be introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit, and learn buoyancy control skills, dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair.
Prerequisites: You must be at least 10 years old and be a certified open water diver to take this course.
Cost: $175 (PADI Drysuit Diver Crew Pack, course tuition, PADI certification card and 2 dives. Any boat dives will be at the diver's expense.
Knowledge Development: Home study & Classroom
Open Water Training Dives: 2 Supervised open water dives where you will practice what you've learned in the course. After each dive you will debrief and review your skills and teqniques with your instructor.
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!
The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.
What you learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses
- BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
- AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
- Preventing and caring for shock
- Spinal injury management
- Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
- Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no-decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. With Enriched Air, you can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. In this course, you will learn how and why Nitrox can extend your bottom time as well as its limitations. You will also learn the guidelines and considerations for dive equipment that will be exposed to high percentages of oxygen. Finally, you'll learn how to manage your overall oxygen exposure, use you dive computer with Nitrox and how measure the oxygen content of a scuba cylinder with an oxygen analyzer.
Prerequisites: You must be at least 15 years old and open water certified to take this course.
Cost: $175 (PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Crew Pack w/DVD, PADI Certification Card, and Classroom instruction.)
Knowledge Development: Home study and Classroom.
Open Water Training Dives: Optional. Not required, but recommended. Additional Cost is $50 for two instructor-led dives and 2 nitrox tank rentals.
What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.
The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible. You'll learn a variety of techniques for making sure you have the right amount of weight and that's its located in the right places on your body. You'll also learn ways to streamline your gear and aquire skills for hovering and floating effortlessly in the water.
Prerequisites: You must be open water certified to take this course.
Cost: $145 (Includes Tuition, PADI Certification Fees, Pool Instruction and Open Water Instruction and 2 open water dives with an instructor.)
Knowledge Development: Home study, Classroom and Confined water skills development
Open Water Training Dives: 2 Supervised open water dives where you will practice what you've learned in the course. After each dive you will debrief and review your skills and techniques with your instructor.
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving. With this course you'll have fun visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise. You'll learn techniques for safety.
Prerequisites: You must be at least 15 years old and be PADI advanced open water certified to take this course.
Cost: $225 (PADI Deep Diver Crew Pack, course tuition, PADI certification card and 4 dives. Any boat dives will be at the diver's expense.)
Knowledge Development: Home study & Classroom
Open Water Training Dives: 4 Supervised open water dives where you will practice what you've learned in the course. After each dive you will debrief and review your skills and teqniques with your instructor.