Continuing Education Specialty Classes 

Blue Marble Divers

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Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 5 hours
Dives: 5
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your Instructor. This course builds upon what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and ways to have fun scuba diving.
​Price includes manual, quarry passes, air and weight.

DEEP DIVER $250.00
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency) Jr. Open Water (15 years of age) with parent signature – Jr. Open Water Maximum Depth 70 Feet
Classroom: 4 hours
Dives: 2
After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. The Fun Part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating. You'll learn techniques for diving in the deeper  range of 18-40 meters/ 60-130 feet deep, equipment considerations and you will gain experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
​Price Includes: Manual and Certification Fees.
Price does not include boat fees , tanks or air/nitrox

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 2 Hours
Dives: 4
Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat. Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You'll learn navigation patterns, natural navigation (without a compass), compass navigation, how to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface, underwater map making, how to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder, dive site relocation and how to estimate distance underwater
Price includes: Quarry passes and manual   

Prerequisite: none
Classroom: 6 hours
Dives: 0
Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repaired and other information that helps you with your equipment investment. The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with its performance. You'll learn the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment, routine recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage, how to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures). Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear.

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 3 hours
Pool or Open Water Work: 2 hours
Dives: 2
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment. a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family. You llearn how to choose the right underwater camera system for you and, the PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly.

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 1 hour
Pool Time: 2 hours
Dives: 2
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months. Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. Learn dry suit buoyancy control skills, dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair, undergarments (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options.
This certification is FREE with the purchase of a dry suit from Blue Marble Divers.

ICE DIVER $225.00
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency), 18 years old & 25 open water dives
Classroom: 6 hours
Dives: 2
The Ice Diver specialty program is offered for SCUBA divers who desire to explore the underwater realm beneath the ice. The crystalline structures and the extended visibility brought on by colder water temperatures can make ice diving an exciting and rewarding and at the same time presents hazards not common to the Open Water Diver. You will complete a minimum of three ice dives for your certification. Dives are typically done as a group working with support personnel, divers, tenders, and safety divers. You are under the ice to learn to control buoyancy, navigate under the ice, and keep in contact with the lead diver and tenders via line pulls. Learn about how to plan and organize ice dives, opportunities for ice diving, equipment considerations , site selection, preparation and hole-cutting procedures, procedures and techniques for handling the problems and hazards of ice diving, specialized ice diving equipment, safety lines, signals, communications, line tending and line-securing and techniques on how to manage equipment problems,, the effects of cold, emergency procedures and safety-diver, procedures.
Course price includes manual     

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 4 hours
Dives: 2
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring themup. Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.What You LearnSearch and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. How to locate large and small objects using search patterns, How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods and Limited visibility search techniques.
Course price includes manual and quarry pass.    

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 2 hours
Dives: 2
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night. You"ll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems and how to control your buoyancy at night.
Course price includes student manual and quarry pass

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 4 hours
Dives: 2
The SDI Altitude Diver course teaches you the particular techniques and differences for diving at altitude. Some of the skills you will learn during the course are; calculating nitrogen absorption using dive tables and correcting for altitude, correcting for gauge depths and the physics and physiology of altitude diving.  
Couse price includes dive table

Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 2 hours
Dives: 2
The SDI Shore/Beach diver course will teach you the proper techniques for entries and exits, navigation, avoiding currents for making safe shore dives.

Prerequisite: Open Water diver Certification (from any agency)
Classroom: 4 hours
Dives: 2 Optional
The SDI Computer Nitrox course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification and is structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer. Nitrox as a breathing gas has a lot of benefits for both the new and experienced diver. This course will cover the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.
Price includes student manual 

Prerequisite: Open Water diver Certification (from any agency
Classroom: 4 hours
Dives: 2 Optional
​The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. You'll learn techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox, enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations, enriched air considerations; including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer
Price includes student manual

SDI ADVANCED DIVER $25.00 (Certification Fee)
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency), 4 SDI Specialty Certifications and 25 Logged Dives
Classroom: 0 hours
Dives: 0
Unlike most agencies where the open water student can receive Advanced Certification with as little as nine dives, all made under the direct supervision of an Instructor, the SDI Advanced Diver Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers”. The Advanced diver certification is awarded upon completing 4 SDI specialty courses and logging 25 dives.    

PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE $315.00 (Price includes PADI On-Line Course, Certification Fees, Quarry Passes and Tanks)
Prerequisites: 12 years or older, have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years
Classroom: 4 hours
Dives: 4
“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.The Fun Part: The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.What You Learn; Self rescue recognizing and managing stress in other diver eEmergencies management and equipment , rescuing panicked divers, rescuing unresponsive divers . The Learning Materials You Need: The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and techniques will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.
Course price includes; training materials, quarry passes, tanks and weights

Agency Certification Fee
Prerequisite: Agency Dependent - See Dive Shop for Requirements
Classroom: 0 hours
Dives: 0
The PADI and SDI Master Scuba Diver certifications are the highest non-professional level of certification. As an earned certification it identifies you as a knowledgeable, well-trained and experienced diver. 

Prerequisites: Jr or Open Water Certification from any agency
Classroom: 2 hours
​Dives: 2
​Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
What will you learn? During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:
*Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy
*Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
*Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water
*Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal
Course price includes training materials, quarry passes, tanks and weights

Prerequisites: 21 YOA, SCUBA Rescue, 100 Logged Dives
Classroom: 4 Hours
Dives: 2 
One of SDI’s most popular courses, the solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including it's proper usage and assembly. This is theprefect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers.
Price includes; manual, quarry passes, tanks and weights


TDI NITROX   $250.00
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver Certification (from any agency) 
Classroom: 4 hours 
Dives: 0 
This is the entry-level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize Enriched Air NITROX (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for using NITROX mixes from 22% to 40% oxygen content. 
Book and NITROX/EAD/Dive Tables included.   

INTRO TO TEC DIVING   $125.00      
Prerequisites: Minimum Age 18 (15 with parental consent). SDI Advanced Adventure, Advanced or equivalent. Proof of 25 logged dives. 
The TDI Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to find out more about this exciting branch of advanced recreational diving. This course walks students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical  diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing  gear configuration, in a non-threatening and fun learning environment.     

Prerequisites: Available Upon Reques
Course Price for Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures. Includes required  training materials.  Gas fills and admission or trip fees additional
The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 to a depth of 40 metres/130 feet  during dives that do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation of your technical diving career.  Advanced Nitrox is also a great course for those wanting to extend their bottom times in shallower depths such as scientific diver, and a must for SCR or CCR divers. As sport divers planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught. The TDI Decompression Procedures course prepares  you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport  diving limits.

Prequisites: Available upon request
In the TDI Gas Blender Course, you will receive a foundation of skills and knowledge that is needed to blend enriched air nitrox for recreational divers. You will demonstrate proficiency in blending enriched air nitrox and the proper labeling of nitrox cylinders.  The TDI Nitrox Gas Blender manual will take you through the processes of blending Nitrox in an easy to read and understand format. Additional support materials include the SDI/TDI Gas Blending Log.

Emergency Response diving International Public Safety courses

This entry level emergency response diving course is designed to give the public safety diver the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of a public safety dive team and is OSHA and NFPA compliant. Topics such as problem solving, tender skills, search patterns and evidence handling are covered just to name a few. Dive skills include executing search patterns, victim recovery, emergency procedures and decontamination procedures amongothers. ERD I also serves as a prerequisite to ERD Ops Components courses.   

This ERDI course enables the public safety diver to develop detailed knowledge and advanced skills in emergency response diving. Among the topics covered are manner of death, physiological changes a submerged body undergoes, mechanics of drowning, handling of remains, environmental issues, encapsulation, full face mask and drysuit use. As part of the certification requirements during the six dives, students will also master drysuit and full face mask skills.   

The ERD Drysuit OPS course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills that are necessary for drysuit diving operations in emergency response diving. In addition to the fundamental skills of drysuit diving, other important topics include encapsulation, contaminated environments, protecting potable water supplies and decontamination procedures. Drysuit OPS training is also part of the ERD II curriculum.   

Conducting emergency response operations in an overhead environment, such as ice diving, presents hazards and challenges to the ERD team not found in normal situations. Important topics and skills that are presented during this course include physiological aspects of cold-water diving, appropriate equipment for ice diving, surface support procedures as well as scene preparation and lost diver drills.