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These courses take you past recreational diving and immerses you in the world of technical diving. You'll learn how to safely plan dives to depths of 50 meters/165 feet, for bottom times of 20-30 minutes, and
use up to 100% oxygen for accelerated decompression. The PADI Tec Deep course will allow you access to deeper dive sites, including wrecks, and also allow you to extend your bottom times past no decompression limits. The PADI Tec Deep is a series of courses; Tec 40, Tec 45, and Tec 50. There are many exciting sites in Puget Sound that are off-limits to recreational divers which we take you to during the PADI Tec Deep course, both on reefs and deep wall dives.
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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive. To earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, divers must complete the Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, and three additional Adventure Dives.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to plan and conduct (with a buddy) open water, no decompression dives. The course has three primary components - knowledge development, confined water training, and open water training. The knowledge development portion of the course covers topics such as dive science, dive techniques, dive planning, and scuba equipment. The confined water training portion of the course allows the student divers to apply their knowledge by learning and practicing basic diving skills in a pool or pool-like environment. Finally, the open water training portion of the course provides student divers with a supervised transition to diving in the open water environment.