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Scuba Diving Specialties

The Scuba Company provides more than 20 PADI Diver Specialties for divers to grow their knowledge base and become better, more conscious divers. In your quest for scuba knowledge, any of the specialty courses compliment the standard classes. If you want to learn more about comfortably diving deeper or being a more confident night diver, there is a specialty for you. These classes will reinforce and grow your knowledge. Many of these classes provide college credit eligibility. For a complete listing of all PADI courses, check them out here.

 

Altitude Diver

With our local dive site at Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM is an altitude dive site. Everyone who dives at altitude should know how to safely participate in a dive. The PADI Altitude Diver Specialty will provide you with the information needed to plan and execute a dive at altitude. You will learn about the effects of pressure at altitude and how to adjust your dive computer for altitude, which is a crucial part of diving at altitude. You will complete two dives during this course.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and at least 10 years old.

 

Peak Performance BuoyancyPeak Performance Buoyancy

Having great buoyancy control is the number one skill for a successful scuba diver. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty will build on skills you learned during your Open Water Certification. During two dives, you will fine tune the exact weight you need to hover effortlessly. You will trim your weight system by moving weights around to obtain the perfect balance and become more streamlined.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and at least 10 years old.

 

Enriched Air NitroxEnriched Air Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Specialty will help you extend your dive times and allow you to get back in the water sooner. During the class, you will learn diving with “Nitrox” gives you more bottom time. You will also learn about the equipment considerations associated with enriched air diving. You will also learn about managing oxygen exposure and altering your dive computer to take enriched air into consideration. Finally, you will practice analyzing oxygen in your scuba tank to prevent any problems while diving.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and at least 12 years old.

 

Deep DiverDeep Diver

Even with plenty to see above 60 feet, deep dives can provide excitement when exploring deeper dive sites. The Deep Diver Specialty will provide you with the ability and knowledge to safely dive to 130 feet. During the course, you will learn what specialty equipment you may need and how to plan for a deep dive with your buddy. Additionally, you will also build on previous knowledge of managing air supply and how to prevent/manage gas narcosis. These skills are practiced over four dives.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Adventure Diver Certification or higher and at least 15 years old.

 

Night DiverNight Diver

Diving at night opens up a whole new type of diving. The underwater world comes to life at night, with nocturnal creatures becoming very active. In the Night Diver Specialty course, you will learn how to control buoyancy by feel, light handling and communication. You will learn about the special night dive equipment needed and how to navigate in the dark. These skills are practiced over three dives.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and is least 12 years old.

 

Dry SuitDry Suit

Staying warm is often the key to an enjoyable dive. By utilizing a dry suit, instead of a traditional wet suit, you will stay warmer. A dry suit seals you off from the water that will cool you down. During the Dry Suit Diver specialty, you will learn the components of a dry suit and how to get it on and off with minimal assistance. You will also learn how to master buoyancy and safety procedures when wearing a dry suit. This specialty is completed during two dives.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and at least 10 years old.

 

Boat Diver

Even if you have dove from a boat before, or are diving for the first time, you can benefit from this class. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty teaches you how to safely enter/exit the water and important terms. You will also learn how to properly use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives. You will complete this course during two dives.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and at least 10 years old.

 

 

Underwater NavigatorUnderwater Navigator

Knowing where you are and where you are going is an incredibly useful skill. The Underwater Navigator specialty will fine-tune your observation skills. The course also will provide information pertaining to more accurate use of a compass underwater. During three dives you will learn methods for measuring distance underwater, navigating using a compass, and find a submerged object.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Open Water Certification or higher and at least 10 years old.

 

Wreck DiverWreck Diver

There are hundreds of wrecks around the world to be explored. Wrecks may be purpose sunk for coral growth or the result of an accident. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty will provide knowledge and safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks. Additionally you will learn how to use penetration lines to guide exploration and techniques to avoid kicking up silt to maintain visibility. These skills are practiced during four dives.

This course is open to anyone with a PADI Adventure Diver Certification or higher and at least 15 years old.