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Our specialty courses are listed below. See the applicable Course Information Sheet for details on the class, total costs, and requirements. Look at our Class Schedule or Calendar to see when a given class is being offered.

Advanced Open Water

This course is perfect for the certified diver to gain additional experience in different types of diving.  It helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills to become more comfortable in the water. The course consists of five different dives over two days.  It includes a deep dive, a navigation dive, and three additional dives, all under the supervision of a dive instructor who can help you take your diving to the next level.  We also offer an Advanced Open Water Plus Program that incorporates additional skills to prepare for local wreck diving.  Contact the store or review the course information sheet below for more information.

Cost: $215           AOW Course Info Sheet 2013              AOW Required Form

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Managing your buoyancy underwater is one of the most important skills to master to become a comfortable and responsible diver.  This class looks at different aspects of buoyancy from proper weight distribution to streamlining your movements underwater. We also include a good dose of fun. Includes one pool session and one day of open water dives.

Cost: $165      PPB Required Form

Enriched Air Nitrox

Longer bottom times.  Additional safety margin to help avoid decompression sickness.  Less fatigue after a dive.  There are a number of advantages to enriched air diving (using an air mixture with a greater oxygen content).  After taking this class you will become a certified enriched air diver and will be able to use your card to take advantage of the benefits of nitrox.

Cost: $175        EAN Course Info Sheet

Wreck Diver

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.

Price: $199   Wreck Course Fact Sheet  Required Form

NJ Wreck Diving Prep Program

If you are interested in wreck diving in NJ but don’t have experience with the challenging diving in the northeast, this course is for you. In this one-day program we introduce you to the detailed dive planning, use of surface markers, pony bottles, and wreck reels that are required when diving in the Northeast. Includes a professional guide on your next boat charter. Advanced Open Water Diver certification required.

Cost: $149        NJW Course Info Sheet         NJW Required Form

Dry Suit Diver

Would you like to 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. Diving dry extends your dive season by allowing you to dive comfortably early and late in the season. Course includes dry suit rental.

Price: $195        Required Form

 

Deep Diver Specialty Course

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. You will learn techniques for diving in the deeper  range of 80-130 feet along with the techniques for planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Price: $195     Required Form

 

Digital Underwater Photography

Have you always wanted to capture some of the beautiful images you’ve seen underwater?  The Digital Underwater Photography course will cover techniques to help you get the most out of your underwater photography, including proper camera settings, attractive composition, and maintenance and care of the camera and housing.  A camera is provided if you do not own an underwater camera.

Price: $195        Required Form

Underwater Navigation

It’s easy to get disoriented underwater, but with the right navigation skills, you can be the one your group follows back to the boat.  In this specialty course you learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater and follow navigation patterns to get to your destination and back accurately and safely.

Price: $165    UW Navigation Course Info Sheet        Required Form

Search and Recovery

If you’re looking for challenge and excitement then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what’s been lost, and get it to the surface. You will learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. These skills will make you more capable and confident in the water.

Price: $195     S&R Course Info Sheet        Required Form

Night Diving

Diving at night is a different experience that diving during the daylight hours. This course trains you in the planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to avoid the potential problems of diving at night. Course includes three night dives.

Price: $195    Night Course Info Sheet      Required Form

 

Coral Reef Conservation

This specialty course is for divers and non-divers alike and includes the vital role coral reefs play in the marine environment and the world as a whole.  Through a colorful slide presentation and interactive discussion, learn some amazing facts about these beautiful and important ecosystems and what is being done to protect them.

Price: $59

Required Forms: None

Equipment Specialist

Learn how to protect and maintain your dive gear with this helpful class.  The class will cover the essentials of maintenance, care, adjustments that you can use every day, and you will get valuable information on equipment repair and considerations when making a purchase.

Price: $99      Equipment Course Info Sheet

 

Padi oxygen provider

 Emergency Oxygen Provider

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.    You will learn how to:

  --  Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
  --  Properly setup equipment
  --  Administer emergency oxygen
  Classroom only.  Open to divers and non-divers.

  Price:  $99 plus the cost of the participant manual

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