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Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)
PADI Certified Specialty Classes

  • Altitude Diver
    Prerequisites: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 10 years old.

    This course develops the student's knowledge of dives done at an altitude over 1000 feet above sea level. The decompression models used by the vast majority of dive computers and dive tables were developed for use at sea level. These models assume that you will begin and end your dive under a full atmosphere of pressure. Diving above 1000 feet starts you at less than a full atmosphere of pressure. The Altitude Diver course teaches the diver how to dive at altitude, taking into account the decrease in atmospheric pressure.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.
  • Boat Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water, Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 10 years old.

    This course is to develop the student's knowledge of dive boats, proper boat diving ettiquette, personal conduct, basic dive boat terminology, local boating laws and ordinances, and to develop student's ability to perform important boat diving skills.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.
  • DAN O2 Provider
    The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected diving injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

    One (1) classroom session.
  • Deep Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 15 years old.

    This course is to develop the theoretical knowledge of Deep Diving. To enable students to plan, organize, and make no-decompression dives between depths of 60 to 130 feet.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Four (4) dives over two (2) days.
  • Drift Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water, Jr. Open Water, or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years old.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and ENJOYMENT of drift diving.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.
  • Drysuit Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water, Jr. Open Water, or equivalent. Minimum age: 10 years old.

    This course is designed to develop knowledge of the use of drysuits, when to use one, types of drysuits available, drysuit accessories, maintenance, and how to make minor repairs. To develop the ability to perform important drysuit skills. To enable the student to plan, organize, and conduct safe dives using a drysuit.

    One (1) classroom session;
    One (1) pool session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.

    Student must provide drysuit.
  • Emergency First Responder
    Prerequisite: Minimum age: 12 years of age.

    Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life threatening emergencies before the arrival of Emergency Medical Service personnel. Instruction in the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is included in the EFR course.

    Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) teaches you to assist injured or ill patients by offering first aid and support while waiting for Emergency Medical Service personnel. The course prepares you to render emergency care for common medical problems that are not immediately life threatening.

    Two (2) classroom sessions.
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years old.

    This course is designed to familiarize divers with the safety, protocols, hazards, risks, benefits, and theory of no-decompression diving with oxygen-enriched air containing 22% to 40% oxygen.

    The course consists of two (2) parts:
    • On-line or classroom academics; and
    • Practical application

    Course fees are as follows:
    • On-line academics - $175 paid directly on-line to PADI. Includes all academic materials [do the reading, watch the videos, take the chapter quiz, and final exam on-line at your own pace], as well as the fee for your certification card -OR-
    Classroom academics - $75 paid directly to Aqua Center, plus student must also purchase required materials (manual, dive tables, certification card)
    • Practical application - $75 paid directly to Aqua Center. Testing air samples, planning dives using both dive tables and dive computer, etc.
  • Equipment Specialist
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years old.

    This course is designed to develop practical knowledge of the theory, principles and operation of diving equipment, as well as to teach students how to perform routine recommended care and maintenance procedures and how to store equipment properly. Completion of Equipment Specialist qualifies the student to potentially save a dive. It does NOT qualify the student as an authorized technician.

    Two (2) classroom sessions.

    Students bring their own regulator (first stage, primary second stage, octopus, and console) and Buoyancy Control Device and service them under the direction of the Instructor/Service Technician.

    Course Fee: $125.00 plus cost of materials and parts used in service.
  • Ice Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 18 years old.

    This course will explain the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving under ice. It will familiarize students with the use of special equipment, safety lines, communications, line tending and securing techniques and procedures, enabling them to engage in exploring the ice environment.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Three (3) dives over two (2) days.
  • Multilevel Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years old.

    This course teaches knowledge of theories behind the dive tables, dive computers, and multilevel diving. It teaches students to plan, organize, and make safe multilevel, no-decompression dives with a dive computer.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.
  • Night Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years old.

    This course helps students develop their practical knowledge of diving at night and helps them to organize and safely conduct night dives.

    One (1) classroom session;

    One (1) dusk dive and two (2) night dives over two (2) nights.

    Student must supply a large primary dive light and a backup light.
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 10 years old.

    This course will assist in polishing buoyancy control beyond Open Water training. It will enhance the students buoyancy abilities through knowledge development and skills practice.

    One (1) classroom session;
    One (1) pool session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.
  • Search & Recovery
    Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water/Junior Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years old.

    This course will introduce the diver to the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and the FUN of Search & Recovery diving. It will give the student practical experience in a safe environment.

    One (1) classroom session; Four (4) dives over two (2) days.
  • Underwater Navigator
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 10 years old.

    This course is an introduction to navigation techniques used in the underwater environment. The student will learn both natural and compass navigation techniques.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Four (4) dives over two (2) days.
  • Underwater Naturalist
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water/Junior Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 10 years old.

    This course is developed to help the diver understand and interact with aquatic life without disturbing it or doing harm to the environment.

    One (1) classroom session;
    Two (2) dives in one (1) day.
  • Wreck Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Minimum age: 15 years old.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and EXCITEMENT of diving on wrecks.

    One (1) classroom session; Four (4) dives over two (2) days.

    Highly recommended: 2 dive lights and diving navigational aids.
  • Course Fees for Specialties, unless otherwise noted, are as follows:
    • $35/classroom session
    • $50/pool session
    • $50/dive
    • Plus course materials (cost varies by course)

    Rentals for pool sessions are available at 40% off the regular daily rental rate.

    * Student must provide all scuba equipment and appropriate exposure suit for local diving.