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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


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
The final four dives you need to complete your UTD Open Water course.

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
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
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 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
This course can be taken AFTER completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's designed you expand your diving knowledge and skill set.

Cost: $ 300.00
This is a class for certified divers that covers in detail current uses of back-gas breathing mixtures with an oxygen content of 32%. Breathing Nitrox allows for extended bottom times and/or a safety margin over air in depths to 100?/30m.

Cost: $ 175.00
This course will prepare you for diving in a drysuit in cold water environments.

Cost: $ 175.00
Learn to explore the underwater world at night. Experience a new and otherworldly experienece as you slip beneath the waves after dark.

Cost: $ 200.00
Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery.

Cost: $ 225.00
Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately.

Cost: $ 200.00
Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

Cost: $ 175.00
The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Cost: $ 150.00
Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Cost: $ 225.00
Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.

Cost: $ 175.00
The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

Cost: $ 125.00
Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

Cost: $ 125.00
Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

Cost: $ 175.00
Has it been a while since you've been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

Cost: $ 135.00
This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

Cost: $ 200.00
Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured.

Cost: $ 200.00
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CONTACT US

  •                Phone
  •          410-768-2782
  •                 Email
  • info@aquanauticsllc.com
  •                Address
  • 715 E. Ordnance Rd. Suite 109 Baltimore, MD 21226
    • Hours:  NEW HOURS
    • Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm
    • Sun 1pm to 6pm
    • Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED