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Specialty Diver Courses

Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration. Specialties courses are designed to offer certified divers a wide range of skill development and unique diving experiences. Each specialty course will be different in regards to prerequisites and certification requirements. Some are strictly classroom training while others include pool training and open water training.  Students completing the course will receive a Centeen Park Token!

Still not sure what specialty courses you are interested in? Stop by the store and talk to one of our experienced dive Instructors or Dive Masters, they will be able to give you an idea of the things you'll learn in each course and help steer you in a meaningful direction.

Deep Diver:  There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

Search and Recovery: Develop the techniques involved in systematically locating and retrieving lost articles. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful. Find small-medium objects within recreational depths & environments with the PADI Search & Recovery Specialty Diver Course!

Enriched Air Diver: Many people think that diving with Nitrox lets you dive deeper than with regular compressed air, but this is just one of many misconceptions regarding diving with nitrox. This why it's vitally important that you take the right nitrox courses to learn how to dive safely with oxygen enriched air.

Underwater Digital Photography: Is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. This course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated SLR like the pros.

Equipment specialist: Have you or a dive buddy ever missed a dive due to faulty equipment? Reduce the chance of this by learning gear repair basics and with better knowledge of how your scuba diving equipment works. The Equipment Specialist course will educate you in the maintenance and minor repair of most dive equipment, from your wetsuit to your snorkel.

Emergency First Response: Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response.  Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies — not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too.

Emergency Oxygen Provider: Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared, especially in a time of need. This is a non-diving course that is open to anyone who wants to learn how to help during emergency situations. Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen, properly set up the oxygen equipment and be able to administer emergency oxygen.

Project Aaware and Aware Coral Reef: With new programs and more online resources than ever before, Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in their own communities to protect the ocean lakes and rivers and implement lasting change to better our environment!.

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