Specialties & Levels

Learn a little more, be a lot better...

Unlike other agencies that only require four open water certification dives, I feel that more are necessary. I've heard many of my students proclaim that their last dive was the best! So, why stop on dive number four when you're already at the water's edge and dressed to dive. The best way to get better is to dive often and regularly. So, with that said, if it's necessary, I have it planned for us to do more dives on our open water weekend.

Open Water Diver
Scuba Diver is the entry level scuba certification course during which you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water. When you complete your class you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover the many wonders of the underwater world and, you will have earned a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card -- the most respected diver certification card in the world!

Advanced Open Water Diver
The Advanced Scuba Diver course is an enjoyable certification course for certified divers who desire additional training, have moved from one diving area to another and desire local orientation, do not have, but wish to obtain, NAUI certification, or who desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions. As part of your certification, you will complete a minimum of six open water dives including three separate dives for Navigation, Night/Low-Visibility Diving and Deep Diving, plus three different dives.

Master Diver
Gain the in-depth knowledge that will establish you as a recognized authority in your diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open water dives in settings that will test your abilities to their limit while expanding your diving capabilities and experience. Then proudly carry the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving -- that of the NAUI Master Scuba Diver.

The Master Scuba Diver course is a continuing education certification course for divers who wish to increase their understanding and enjoyment of diving. This course is an excellent progression toward NAUI Leadership roles. During your training, you will engage in a minimum of eight open water dives including the following required dives: Emergency Procedures and Rescue, Deep/Simulated Decompression Diving, Night/Low-Visibility Diving, Underwater Navigation, and Search & Recovery -- Light Salvage.

Training Assistant
If you possess the desire to assist in the training of other divers, a Training Assistant specialty course might be for you. This course will qualify you in the skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a training assistant during diver training courses overseen by an active-status NAUI Instructor.

As a certified NAUI Training Assistant, you will be qualified to temporarily directly supervise students while an instructor conducts skills with other students; escort students on the surface or on underwater tours; and assist an active-status NAUI Instructor with other tasks, all under the direction of a NAUI instructor.

Compass navigation; underwater communications; assisting divers with cramps, anxiety, breathing difficulties, and signs of pre-panic; escorting a diver to safety; escorting divers during an open water dive; and performing a scuba diver rescue are just some of the techniques and skills you will learn during your course.

To enroll in a Training Assistant course, you must be at least 18 years old, have the training and experience equivalent to at least NAUI Advanced Diver, have certification in NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver or equivalent, and have current CPR and First Aid certifications.

 While certification as a Training Assistant does not confer any NAUI Leadership certification, the experience, knowledge and confidence you gain working as a Training Assistant can help you achieve your goal of becoming a NAUI member!

NAUI Leadership Courses
Assistant Instructor, Skin Diving Instructor, Divemaster, and Instructor. Check out the link to learn more about these!
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