Specialty courses are offered every weekend we are in Catalina. Most of our training is done at the dive park. Some specialties we will teach on a boat to make sure the student gets the best education possible.
As your desire grows to explore more underwater, you'll discover that there are reasons to go below the 60' depth limit associated with your Open Water certification. In Southern California, the Wreck of the Suejac sits at 85', the bottom of The Arch at 100' and the Purple Hydrocoral at Farnsworth Bank even deeper than that. Knowing how to properly prepare for a dive to those depths is imperative.
Learn how to accurately use a compass and fine-tune your observation skills. Learn to read the ocean, be able to find your way underwater without the use of Siri or your cell phone!! Become the diver everyone wants to follow!
Ever wonder what happens below the surface at night? Diving at night is one of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences a diver can have! Come watch the nocturnal animals come alive while learning navigation, light handling and communication techniques.
The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface safely. You'll also learn different search patterns to find small objects as well as large objects. You'll learn how to tie different knots underwater as well.
Want to stay dry and warm?! A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. Learn how to have excellent Buoyancy control, different diving techniques and how to protect and store your dry suit!
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are remarkable windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Interested? Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you’re ready to discover a hidden world where few have ventured, then the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.
We’ve all been diving, and when doing so we’ve wondered. “What is this reef we’re looking at? What is this coral?” This non-diving specialty is available to anyone interested in the aquatic world and our place in it.
This is becoming one of the most popular specialties! Everyone wants to have memories of their dive experiences and photography is a great way to do it! Whether you have a point and shoot camera or a fancy DSLR like the pros!
To truly capture the underwater world, the best way to do it is through video! Learn to create a video to share with your dive buddies and loved ones!