Advanced Course

“The Fun Class in Diving”

It doesn’t get must easier than this!!

This course is a continuing education certification course for certified divers. It is an enjoyable program of continued supervised experience designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities and to be taught entirely in an open water setting. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.

This course is appropriate for divers who:

• Desire additional training.
• Are looking to refresh their Scuba skills after a long hiatus
• Have moved from one diving area to another and desire local orientation.
• Do not have, but wish to obtain, NAUI certification.
• Desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.

Prerequisites for the Advanced Certification Course:

Age. Minimum is 15 years (Junior certification for ages 12- 14 years is allowed.)
Dive Certification. Certification as a scuba diver by a NAUI recognized agency is required. The instructor is to carefully screen and evaluate all prospective students to assure that they understand diving safety and possess the necessary skills to participate. Curriculum and skills from other NAUI courses shall be used to evaluate and improve the diver’s knowledge and proficiency if necessary.
Equipment. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to insure it is adequate and in proper working order. Some equipment rental is available. Some equipment must be owned by diver. Call for details.
Skill Requirements:
• Perform selected basic scuba skills.
• Perform selected rescue or assist skills.
• Use dive tables to plan all dives.
• Record dives in log books.
• Navigate underwater.
• Use appropriate equipment to perform selected tasks

Diving Activities

The required dive topic areas listed represents three separate dives of the minimum six required. The remaining dives can be combined or split as needed to fit the situation and meet student needs provided at least six separate dives are made.
Required Dives
Night or Limited Visibility Diving
Deep diving ( 130 feet maximum)
Elective Dives
Search and Recovery
Boat diving
Light salvage
Hunting and collecting
Exploration and underwater mapping
Non-penetration wreck diving
Observation and data collection
Diving in surf or currents
Shore diving
Diving for photos or videos
Using dive computer

Something to think about ~

Due to the nature of some of the required dives (ex. Night and Deep) we strongly recommend that you pursue Advanced Training in combination with one of our multi-day live aboard dive trips to Catalina.  You can get all your dives done on one single trip and that will greatly simplify your activity without compromising the quality of the diving or the education.  In fact, it is very likely to enhance it greatly!