Specialty Classes

$150 - $300

So you got really hooked on the wreck dive you did as part of your Advanced Open Water course and you want to learn more about it? And while you're at it, you want to take some pictures while you're there? Then you are ready for a specialty class. These weekend classes will concentrate on one single type of diving, whatever your interest may be. We offer specialty classes in :

  1. Underwater photography
  2. Enriched air nitrox
  3. Wreck diving
  4. Deep diving
  5. Night diving
  6. Multilevel (computer) diving
  7. Underwater naturalist / Fish identification
  8. Equipment specialist
  9. CPR/first aid (Emergency First Responder)
  10. Lobstering

Underwater Photography  $200

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.

  • Basic photography tips
  • Strobe diagrams for a variety of effects
  • Tips for eliminating backscatter
  • Picture Composition
  • How to bring back the color in your images
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Enriched Air Nitrox   $150

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. Topics covered in the class include :

  • 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.

The Enriched Air Nitrox class begins with home study of the EAN manual and DVD. Once you are cofortable with the subject you will come in for a discussion and to take a quick test. We'll show you how to analyze your tanks to ensure the proper mix of oxygen for your dive profile.

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Wreck Diving  $300

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diving course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving. The following topics are covered in the class.

  • Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

The Wreck Diving class has one classroom session followed by four wreck dives to learn and practice the wreck diving skills.

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Deep Diving  $300

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. The topics covered in the class are :

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

There is a classroom session to discuss the above topics followed by four deep dives.

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Night Diving  $200

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. The topics covered in the class are :

  • Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems.
  • How to control your buoyancy at night.
  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night.
  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different.

The night diving class has one classroom session followed by two to three night dives.

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Multilevel (Computer) Diving  $200

Maximize your dive time so you can explore more! In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. This is a great way to learn how to make multilevel dives even if you forget to bring your dive computer.You'll learn what multilevel diving is and why you want to plan for multilevel dives. You'll also get to see the various types of multilevel dive computers as well as learn about multilevel dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and potential problems. You'll plan a multilevel dive profile and dive it with your PADI Instructor. Topics covered in the course include :

  • Plan and execute multilevel dives (different depths on the same dive)
  • Back up your dive computer and plan multilevel dives
  • Maximize your no stop time

The Multilevel class consists of a classroom session followed by two ocean dives.

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Fish ID/Underwater Naturalist  $200

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Fish Identification Specialty/Underwater Natutalist course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors and markings maybe wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. That works better than asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.” Topics covered in the class include :

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

The Fish ID/Underwater Natualist class consists of a classroom session followed by two ocean dives.

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Equipment Specialist

Don't miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue.Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator or BCD problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments The Equipment class teached you 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 .Topics covered in the class are :

  • Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba equipment
  • Learn about 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 (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)

The Equipment Specialist class is a one day class that lasts six hours.

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Lobstering

Join Divers Cove Instructor and Lobsterer-Extraordinaire, John Alfassa for a seminar on how to catch lobsters. A native Floridian and life-long diver/hunter, John will share all of his lobstering expertise with you in a classroom session as well as take you on a lobstering dive to test your new skills. Join this fun class and catch some bugs!

Location / Contact

2335 S. University Dr.
Davie Fl, 33324
954-473-1220
954-473-0811 info@diverscovefl.com

Hours

Mon.-Fri. 10 am-7 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

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