Under Water Photography
Underwater photography is a hobby of passion - the desire to learn how to capture an image underwater in a way nobody else has and share that image with other's who share this passion. Our course will teach you the how-to's of capturing still images underwater with film or digital utilizing a point-and-shoot camera or fully housed digital SLR system.
The PADI Underwater Photography course is designed to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of shooting underwater still photographs. This course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to underwater still photography techniques used in the underwater environment. The goals of this course are to develop the students practical knowledge of photographic principles, composition, film types, strobe and available light shots and camera handling techniques. In addition, each student will learn proper preparation, as well as proper care and maintenance of photographic equipment.
The PADI Underwater Navigation course teaches divers one of the most important skills they can master, proper use of the compass. The areas we dive may not always have good visibility and the skills learned in this course will help prevent underwater disorientation, conserve air, lower diver stress and anxiety, reduces buddy separations, and eliminate long strenuous surface swims. Obtaining the necessary underwater navigation skills is crucial to successful diving and safety.
The PADI Deep Diver course acquaints divers with the skills, theoretical knowledge, techniques, hazards and enjoyment of deep diving while avoiding the necessity of making "decompression stops"prior to surfacing. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to plan, organize and make no decompression dives between the depths of 60 and 130 feet. This course emphasizes experience, fun and safety.
Since boat diving is a very popular activity and provides divers access to some of the very best dive sites this certification is a must. The PADI Boat Diver course covers topics ranging from proper procedures to boat safety and etiquette. Knowledge and skills discussed in this course include: gear storage and preparation, entries and exits from the boat during various surface conditions, descent and ascents using lines, identification of potential safety concerns such as currents, waves and other dive site hazards.
The PADI Dry Suit course is designed to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment diving with a dry suit. This course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to dry suit diving. The goals of this course are to develop the students knowledge of dry suits, when to use a dry suit, type of dry suits that are available, dry suit accessories, maintenance and how to make minor repairs of a dry suit. In addition, we will develop the student's ability to perform important dry suit skills and enable them to plan, organize and make safe dry suit equipment.
The PADI Nitrox course is designed to familiarize divers with the procedures, safety protocols, hazards, benefits and theory of no decompression diving with oxygen enriched air containing 22% to 40% oxygen. The emphasis is on diving with EANx32 and EANx36 (also referred to as NOAA Nitrox I and II). Training will emphasize the importance of proper procedures to ensure safety, and realistically balance the pros and cons of enriched air diving.
Search & Rescue
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. You'll learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices.
The PADI Search and Recovery course provides the student with the skills required to successfully organize and conduct a search for lost items. Various underwater search patterns as well as when and how to conduct these patterns will be discussed. In addition, the proper use of lift equipment will be examined.
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