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.
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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.
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
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.
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.
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.
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 does not include dry suit rental.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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