Scuba Certification Classes
Learning to dive is a fun weekend of training and getting certified to dive literally gets you a license for adventure. Once certified, you are allowed to dive without supervision in conditions you have been certified for. The core recreational progression of certification levels is Openwater, Advanced-Adventure, and Rescue Diver. Openwater is the entry level certification and is good for diving in the real world up to 60′. Advanced-Adventure is good to 100′. Rescue focuses on building on your diving skills so that you can help another diver in an emergency, or ideally prevent an emergency from occurring in the first place. Additionally there are many specialty certifications as well, like Nitrox (breathing more Oxygen for longer bottom times), Deep Diver (130′ max depth), Underwater Navigation, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver, Drift Diver, Night Diver, Search and Recovery, and many more. A recreational Rescue diver that has earned 5 specialties is recognized as a Master Diver. A Divemaster is on the other hand a Rescue Diver that has undergone a working internship to become a professional diver. DMs lead other certified divers as guides and help full fledged instructors teach classes.
Technical Divers have delved deeper into the training required to exceed no decompression limits, dive alone or in overhead environments like ice or caves, breathe specialized mixtures beyond normal nitrox, use rebreathers or sidemount configurations, and dive beyond 130′.
Recreational Divers who attain advanced certification with the Nitrox specialty can go on any of the charters we offer. Basic Openwater diver are sufficiently trained to dive on our Inshore wrecks. Similarly, most places around the world that divers may travel to will have plenty of places for Openwater divers, with some that are limited to Advanced divers only due to the depth or currents or some other environmental factor.