PADI has a wide range of specialties they offer for continuing education. We can do most of them upon request. Those specialties requiring dives can be added to most of our lake weekends and those that do not require dives can be added as necessary. We’d be happy to schedule any specialty at your convenience – just let us know.
Below are some examples of some of the specialties we offer:
Extend your depth limits and see more of the underwater world. You’ll learn how to plan deep dives while managing your gas supply as well as how to identify and manage narcosis. Buddy contact procedures, safety consideration and buoyancy control at depth are also factors covered.
DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER
Capture underwater photos you’ll be proud to share. Learn pro tips that work with any camera and avoid beginner mistakes while shortening the learning curve. You’ll learn about lights, strobes, how to avoid backscatter and enhance color.
DRY SUIT DIVER
Unlike wetsuits, drysuits are filled with air. You will learn how to control the air in your drysuit along with your buoyancy. You’ll also learn about different types of drysuits, basic drysuit repairs and maintenance.
Be the scuba diver that everyone else wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. Fine-tune your observation skills and learn more about how to accurately use your compass underwater.
PEAK PERFORMANCE BOUYANCY
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. Learn about breath control, how to improve your buoyancy, adjust your trim, dive with less weight and improve your air consumption.
Every wreck dive is an opportunity for adventure and new discoveries. You’ll learn how to explore different types of wrecks by investigating their layout, history and hazards, and practice specialized wreck diving skills.
Find out what happens underwater after the sun goes down – how the day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. You’ll lean how to navigate underwater at night, how to make ascents and descents in the dark and how to use your dive light to communicate.
SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER
Have you lost an item underwater or just wanted to do some treasure hunting for items? You’ll learn how to plan a search operation, how to find things better underwater and how to use items to make recovery easier, such as lift bags.
Learn how to make basic repairs and adjustments to protect your equipment investment. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take proper care of it.
DELAYED SERVICE MARKER BOUY (DSMB) DIVER
Many divers wouldn’t think of diving without carrying a delayed surface marker buoy! Knowing how to properly deploy and manage a DSMB are valuable skills learned in this course.
AWARE SHARK CONSERVATION
Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This classroom course explores why there are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them.
Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.
DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS
Pay the ocean (or lake!) forward by helping clean it up on your next dive. Learn about the problems of marine debris, conducting Dive Against Debris surveys, and how divers are a part of the solution to keeping our waters clean!
EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER
Breathe easy with PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider training. Learn how to administer emergency oxygen for scuba diving injuries.
Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.
Contact us to set up any of these specialties for you. We can add on most specialties to any of our lake weekends and can set up classroom only specialties at your convenience.
There is a short medical form that will need to be filled out by each participant prior to any in-water activity. The form requires fully written ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers (not Y or N or checkmarks, etc). If there is a ‘Yes’ on this form, you will need a doctors release prior to participation. Below is a link to the medical form for your convenience.