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. Become the diver everyone wants to follow!
Ever wonder what happens below the surface at night? 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.
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating 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.