Specialty Course Options


Improve your existing skills and learn new techniques by taking a Specialty course. These courses provide essential training for your continued development as a scuba diver.  Improve your knowledge and capabilities with these fun and challenging courses.

Almost all of these specialties can be taught by one of our instructors during one of our quarry weekends.  Twice a month you will have the opportunity to improve your skills and challenge yourself to become a better diver!  If you are interested in taking any of these fantastic specialties please give us a call and we would be more than happy to schedule a class for you.



Nitrox Diver

The nitrox diver specialty covers the practical and theoretical aspects of breathing high oxygen mixtures, gas laws and physics, physiology, gas blending and safety, maximum operating depths, min deco procedures, and an academic introduction to decompression diving.

Course Details

  • Course Fee: $175
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Includes: Instruction, dry runs, dives, and gas fill.
  • Additional: Student materials, certification processing, any rental gear needed

Dry Suit Diver

Dry suit diving has many advantages, especially in our local environment. We can dive all year round by simply using a dry suit. This means more diving! Learn how to manage a dry suit, descent and ascent protocol, emergency procedures, and routine dry suit maintenance.

Course Details
  • Course Fee: $175
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Includes: Instruction, dry runs, and dives
  • Additional: Student materials, certification processing, any rental gear needed

 

Sidemount Mini

For certified divers the path to training for side mount diving is to cross over at your current level by taking a "mini" if you are already certified as an Essentials of Recreational, Essentials of Technical, or Essentials of Overhead. This workshop-style, personal skills class prepares you to dive side mount at you current level of training and experience. Then after some experience using the side mount z-system at your current level of training you can continue your training to the next level, whether it be Rec 2/3, or Tech/Trimix or Wreck/Cave.
 

Course Details

  • Course Fee: $275
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Includes: Instruction, dry runs, dives, and gas fills at Aquanautics.
  • Additional: Student materials, certification processing, any rental gear need






Classes


You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest. Managing shock and controlling external bleeding are other skills covered that can help save lives.

Cost: $ 100.00
This DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course teaches divers how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It also provides first aid skills to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort.

Cost: $ 75.00
The DEMP program prepares you to address multiple problems at once and with confidence. It combines the knowledge and skills from the following four courses into a single approach to managing diving emergencies: Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid, Neurological Assessment, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries.

This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive-injuries along with response and management.

Cost: $ 75.00
The DAN Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to EMS.

Cost: $ 75.00
Confined Water Training and Classroom training for Open Water students. This four day class consists of a minimum of 6 hours classroom and 6 hours of pool time.

Cost: $ 300.00
The final 4 dives required to complete the Open Water Certification.

Cost: $ 200.00
Confined Water Training and Classroom training for Open Water students. This four day class consists of a minimum of 6 hours classroom and 6 hours of pool time.

Cost: $ 300.00
The final four dives you need to complete your UTD Open Water course.