“It’s the Adventure of a Lifetime – Every Time”
At The Scuba Shack, we believe that an Advanced Diver Certification should mean more than… “you paid for the card.” We believe that possession of an Advanced Diver rating should mean that the diver possesses advanced diving skills.
At The Scuba Shack, we’re not interested in giving out “ratings for dollars”… we’re concerned with training safe, confident, comfortable, happy divers who can handle the diving situations they may encounter during their diving adventures.
THE SCUBA SHACK’S
INTRO TO ADVANCED DIVING PROGRAM
Our Intro to Advanced Diving Program has been created so you can try out a variety of specialty courses before you commit to completing a full course. It’s a great way to experience what advanced training is all about and how valuable it can be to your diving adventures.
During our Intro to Advanced Diving Program you will have the chance to try out 5 different specialties. You will complete abbreviated on-line academics for five specialties, participate in one confined-water pool session, and complete five open-water training dives, one for each specialty.
If you decide to take a full course in any of the specialties you try in the Intro to Advanced Diving Program, you will receive a 10% discount on the cost of each of those specialties and the dive you did can be applied to your Advanced Diver & Master Diver certifications.
Additionally, upon successful completion of our Intro to Advanced Diving Program you will receive an SSI Advanced Adventurer Certification card.
The Diving Specialties included in our Intro to Advanced Diving Program are:
- Perfect Buoyancy
- Underwater Photography
- Deep Diving
- Night & Limited Visibility Diving
The cost of our Intro to Advanced Diving Program is $235
The Scuba Shack offers Advanced Specialty training in the following areas:
Night Diving/Limited Visibility
First Aid, CPR, AED, O2 Provider
Scuba Skills Update
Stress & Rescue Diver
Underwater Search & Recovery
Science of Diving
Certified Dive Guide
Certified Dive Master
Certified Dive Control Specialist
Certified SCUBA Instructor
Perfect Buoyancy Proper buoyancy control can only be mastered with proper training. The Perfect Buoyancy program will improve your swimming position and reduce your effort which will lead to less air consumption. In addition, proper buoyancy control is the best skill for environmental protection. The cost for this course is $150
Night Diving / Limited Visibility Diving Whether it’s day or night, limited visibility can be an adventure. Just because the visibility is limited doesn’t mean the opportunities are. Night diving is a natural extension of a diver’s activities.1 class & pool session. The cost for this course is $150
Boat Diving Do you dream of exploring off-shore reefs and kelp beds, inaccessible to the shore diver? If so, then boat diving is the answer for you. Boats allow divers to explore spectacular sites miles from the shore, sites that typically have clearer water and a greater abundance of marine life. This course covers boating safety and diving entries from boats. The cost for this course is $150
Wreck Diving Wreck diving is a specialized area of scuba diving that can be enjoyed by all divers, in all areas of the world. It offers a new outlet for adventure and helps satisfy the diver’s natural curiosity by allowing a glimpse at our past. Discover how fascinating wreck research can be, while learning how to select the best wreck sites and equipment for your skill level. Wreck diving will open up a whole new world, but only if you are properly trained! The cost for this course is $150
Deep Diving Deep diving opens the door to many different activities such as Wreck Diving, Wall Diving, Underwater archaeology, and the chance to see corals and marine life only found within deeper waters. It requires intensive planning and preparation which will be covered in this course. 2 sessions: 1 Classroom, 1 Pool. The cost for this course is $175
Underwater Navigation Whether using a compass or natural landmarks, a Scuba diver can learn to master the natural environment through skills of navigation. The ability to navigate underwater enhances the diving experience and the diver’s safety and confidence. The cost for this course is $150
Underwater Digital Photography If you are looking for a new way to expand your diving adventures, then underwater photography is for you. Learn everything you need to know to be a successful underwater photographer! Digital Underwater Photography will teach you the proper photography techniques to get better results instantly and teach you how to optimize your camera system with valuable accessories. Increase your buoyancy control and skill level, while capturing your memories on film. The cost for this course is $150
Underwater Search & Recovery If you’re a diver, search and recovery is inevitable. Whether it’s a friend dropping prescription sunglasses from his boat, losing your fin in the surf or a chance to earn some spare change looking for a bracelet, eventually you will need or be asked to search for something underwater. To the diver with search and recovery training, no object is lost underwater. Provided the object isn’t too deep, too big or in a hazardous environment, it’s not lost… it’s just wet.
One of the most gratifying experiences in recreational diving is setting out to find and recover a lost object – and succeeding. In this Specialty class, you’ll begin learning the skills and techniques that can help you have that experience. 2 sessions: 1 classroom, 1 Pool. The cost for this course is $175
Equipment Techniques The use of high quality and properly maintained scuba equipment enhances the enjoyment of diving and contributes to the safety of the sport. When you master your scuba equipment you will not only be able to help others with minor repairs but your own diving career becomes a pleasurable experience as your ability grows. The cost for this course is $150
Science of Diving Science of Diving addresses all the areas of diving knowledge in a detailed and comprehensive manner: Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Aquatic Environment, and Diving Equipment. If you are simply interested in diving or plan to become a Dive Professional – the Science of Diving program is what you need! The cost for this course is $225
Stress and Rescue Diver If you want to make diving more safe for you and your buddy enroll in our Stress and Rescue class. This 4- session class will help you to identify and prevent stressful situations. It will also show you how to handle bad situations as well as resolve them. Fees include classroom training, pool training, open water checkout dives and training kit. The cost for this course is $295
First Aid, CPR, AED & O2 Provider Certification in all four of these specialties is offered at The Shack in one academic session lasting about 4-1/2 hours. The cost for this course is $125
Enriched Air Nitrox Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness? Nitrox is the key! In your Enriched Air Nitrox program you will learn all the necessary information for using Nitrox in a safe way. Cost for this course is $195
BECOME A PRO
Since 1970, SSI has been a leader in professional education.
Completing the Science of Diving specialty is the first step to becoming a dive professional and upgrading to Divemaster and beyond. Science of Diving addresses all the areas of diving knowledge in a detailed and comprehensive manner:
Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Aquatic Environment and Diving Equipment.
This knowledge is the basis for a successful career as an SSI Dive Professional.
The SSI Dive Guide program is a simple way for divers who want to be more involved but aren’t ready to take on the responsibility or the commitment of becoming an SSI Instructor. The Dive Guide program is the next step for your Dive Professional adventure.
As soon as you have completed Dive Guide, and the Science of Diving programs, you will be awarded with the SSI Divemaster rating. You are then on your way to becoming an SSI Dive Control Specialist.
Devoted Dive Professionals motivated to share their love of recreational diving will find the SSI Dive Control Specialist program very fitting and flexible. It allows you to teach in both the classroom and pool under indirect supervision of an instructor, giving you the basis and necessary experience to become an SSI Open Water Instructor. Your gained practical knowledge will be the cornerstone for your professional career and ensures the safety and fun of your future students.
DIVE GUIDE – DIVEMASTER – DIVECON – INSTRUCTOR
This program is using practical application and background information. The goal is to create well-prepared, versatile and marketable Dive Professionals. SSI Dive Guides can lead and guide certified divers. Additionally, after passing the Snorkeling Instructor program, a Dive Guide can teach and issue Snorkeling certifications. Cost for this Leadership course is $225 (An additional $75 Professional Registration Fee must be paid to SSI)
Dive Guide plus the Science of Diving program equals Divemaster. Divemasters can assist SSI Instructors with pool/confined water and open water training under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. This brings valued experience for all future diving carriers!
Dive Control Specialist/ Assistant Instructor
Enroll in a Dive Control Specialist program or enter the program as a Divemaster from any approved agency. After you are certified you can teach Scuba Skills Update, Snorkeling and Try Scuba (pool only) and you can even upgrade Training Specialist – a further step at your career ladder.
A Dive Control Specialist can become a Training Specialist and teach certain SSI specialties by simply purchasing the training materials and co-teaching that Specialty with an SSI Instructor. These SSI Specialty programs include: Boat Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy, and many more.
Certified SCUBA Instructor
After achieving the Dive Control Specialist rating, you enroll in the Instructor Training Course. On successful completion you can attend an Instructor Evaluation. Passing earns you the Open Water Instructor. You can teach and issue certifications for Open Water Diver, Advanced Adventurer and other programs.