All of my courses are done through Scuba Diving International or Technical Diving International. This is the diving training agency that I teach for.
Discover Scuba Diving
Ever wonder what it is like under the water? I offer you the opportunity to try out this extraordinary experience in a pool setting.
Cost: please contact me for more information or to book a group session.
Open Water Scuba Diver
This is the first step into the underwater world. In this course, you learn the basic knowledge and skills to plan and perform dives safely. This course certifies the student to dive to a recommended depth of 60ft in conditions similar to or better than those they were trained in.The course consists of academic and pool training to give you the skills needed for the open water, and it is finished off by checking your skills in the open water environment. Where you do a minimum of 4 open water dives.
Prerequisites: 18 years old (15 with parental consent), must fill out medical waiver and liability release.
Been out of the water for a while and would like a refresher before jumping back into the water? Then the scuba refresher is for you! During this no-certification class, we will go over the basics of dive computers, dive tables, followed up by some time in a pool to get comfortable and go over skills. Then out for a quick dip in the ocean to make sure you are feeling confident in your abilities.
Prerequisites: Proof of Open water certification
Advanced Adventure Diver
Looking to learn some new skills to keep you safer? Want to experience the fun and excitement of more challenging dives? The advanced adventure diver course gives you the opportunity to learn some of the basic skills and knowledge that go into planning and performing more advanced dives. The course certifies you to dive to a maximum recommended depth of 100ft in conditions similar to those you were trained in. The course consists of two evenings of classroom work and 6 open water dives to cover all the skills that will be learned. The skills and knowledge includes: gas management, navigation, deeper diving, search and recovery, advanced buddy diving skills, and night diving skills.
Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver, 10 dives
Possibly the most fun recreational level course you will take! The rescue diver course teaches you the skills to deal with underwater emergency situations. The course consists of classroom work, pool work, and 4 rescue scenarios in the open water, where you will learn how to deal with stress, self-rescue, and rescue techniques to help save an unconscious or panicked diver.
Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver and 40 dives, or 4 specialties and 25 dive. Certification in basic first aid and CPR is also required.
TDI Nitrox Diver
Finding that your bottom time is limited by your NDL’s? Wish you could get that fourth or fifth dive a day in at those fancy tropical locations? Well then the Nitrox Diver course may well be for you! The course teaches you how to safely use Nitrox (breathing gas mixes of nitrogen and oxygen other than air) from 22% – 40% Oxygen. The course includes safe and proper usage, handling, analyzing and cleaning for Nitrox mixes for use in scuba diving.
Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver
Find yourself diving in a cold location? Really want to keep yourself warmer and drier? Then Drysuit diving might just be for you! This course consists of a short classroom session that shows you the different styles of Drysuit and their proper care and maintenance. Then a pool session and some time in the open water teaches you the skills you need to successfully manage the new bubble of air that comes with diving in a Drysuit.
Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Diver
Advanced Buoyancy Control
A simple concept to understand, but a difficult art to master, buoyancy control is the mark of a skilled diver. Whether it is done at 10ft in a pool or 90ft down while mid-water on a decompression stop. Either way, this course is designed to teach you more about the art of defying gravity and will cover proper breathing, trim, positioning, and propulsion techniques to increase your enjoyment and safety underwater.
Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Diver, at least 10 dive in the equipment configuration you intend to do the class in.
Night and Limited Visibility Diver
In our northern latitudes, we are stuck with very short days in the winter that prevent us from diving during the day, so much of our winter diving is done either at dusk or at night, and during the summer, we lose some of our fantastic visibility to the particulate that builds up in the water. This course teaches the diver to dive at night and in lower visibility conditions so that they can enjoy diving at any time in less than optimal visibility.
Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver, at least 10 dives.
Want to know what’s down past 60 feet? Interested in knowing what is in the ocean’s depths? Simply interested in learning more about what it is like to dive deep? Then the deep diver course is for you! During this course, we teach more in depth detail about how depth affects our bodies, senses, equipment, and safety procedures. This course will certify you to dive to the maximum depth limit for recreational divers for no-decompression limit dives.
Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver, at least 10 dives.
Search and Recovery Diver
Ever lost something or had a buddy lose something to the briny deep, never to be seen again? Never lose something again (For long) with the search and recovery diver course. In this course, you learn how to do a variety of organized and efficient search patterns to successfully locate objects underwater. Once you have found it, we also teach you how to recover small items* from depth safely.
*This course is designed to show the recreational diver how to recover objects up to 75lbs (34kg) from depth. This course is not designed to teach recovery of larger objects, if you are interested in doing this, it is recommended that you seek commercial diver training.
Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Diver, 10 logged dives.