Specialty Courses
...the next phase of your training
EAN Nitrox
Enriched Air Nitrox is diving with a percentage of oxygen from 22% to 40%. There are several reasons to use Nitrox: longer bottom times, less nitrogen absorption, dive deeper, narcosis management, and reducing decompression risk. You'll learn about Maximum Operating Depths, analyzing gas percentages, oxygen toxicity, and gas planning alternatives.
Deep Diving
Recreational scuba diving limits are 100 feet without specialized training. While anything past 60 feet is considered deep, taking a deep diving specialty will prepare the diver for depths up to 130 feet. The deep diver will learn about gas management, buddy team skills, dive planning, turning or jumping off points, narcosis management, and even redundant breathing systems.
Drysuit Diver
If you want to dive in the Pacific Northwest or in cold water, diving in a drysuit will keep you warm. The drysuit traps a layer of air around your body and as water conducts heat away from your skin 25x faster than air, the diver can stay warmer, longer. You'll learn how to manage buoyancy, safety skills, donning and doffing the suit.
Search & Recovery
Discover lost treasures, find lost items, lift bag and SMB deployment skills and techniques, line use, search patterns, location identification, and site mapping.
Night & Limited Visibility
Done during the hours of darkness, at sunrise, and at sunset, the Night Diver will get to experience a different set of marine animals that are often seen in daylight hours. You learn about specialized light configurations and equipment, back up lights, buoyancy, buddy team communication, entries, and exits.