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INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, AND SPECIALTY DIVE COURSES

At Dive World Scuba we believe in continuing dive education.  Continuing your dive education will enable you with tools, opportunities and ways to explore and experience the underwater world.  Maybe you have been out of the water and need a refresher course to brush up on your skills or you would like to complete your Advanced Open Water Course. Perhaps you want to to receive your enriched air certification or become a better dive buddy by learning the skills and awareness to prevent problems by taking our popular Rescue Course. At Dive World we offer a variety of continuing education and specialty courses to help build your confidence and skills underwater.

Refresher Course

Has it been a while since you’ve been diving? Maybe you want to review setting up your gear or clearning your mask before you next big trip.  The Refresher Course is just what you need.  In this course you will complete a knowledge review with an instructor and then participate in one or more instructor-led dives. 

Advanced Open Water Course

You don’t have to be “advanced” to take the advanced open water course– it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Course Information: 
There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose another three adventure dives to complete a total of five dives.
  • Learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. 
  • Refine your compass navigation skills
  • Navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


Prerequisites:
  • A PADI Open Water diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • At least 15 years old (12 years old for Junior Advanced Open Water)
Female deep diver


 

Enriched Air 

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

Course Information:

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
  • If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.
Scuba diver using enriched air on dive

 

Rescue Diver

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Course Information:

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Course Requirements:

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Emergency Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) within the past 24 months
  • PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. 
Diver handling an in water emergency with guy on boat ready to help

 

Other Specialty Courses:

Skin Diving
Peak Performance Bouyancy 
Night Diving
Drift Diving
Search and Recovery
Wreck Diving
Full Face
Dry Suit
Underwater Photography
Underwater Navigation
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
... and more!