Specialty and Advanced Diver Classes

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Usually our Advanced and Specialty classes are done on demand.
So if you are interested in taking any of the classes just let the shop know and we will get one scheduled.

You can check what is already on the schedule on our Facebook Events page or simply stop by the shop and check out the bulletin board.

Advanced Dive Education & ClassesInformation
Advanced Open Water
As soon as you've received your Open Water certification, you're ready to experience some of the most popular adventures in diving. This PADI course meets one evening from 6:30 to 9:00 PM to discuss the five advanced open water dives. You will learn: Underwater Navigation and Deep Diving, plus three Elective Dives that may include a Boat Dive(Subject to additional fee).

Note: Boat dive electives are subject to an additional fee.
Rescue Diver
Building upon what you've learned, this course expands your knowledge of problem prevention, and how to manage them if they occur.

Take the online training through PADI by clicking on the banner. Then finish the rest of the course with Thunder Reef Divers.

PADI Rescue Diver Course
What does it cover?
- Self Rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing Panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
Enriched Air/Nitrox Class
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course is a great way to get initiated into the Enriched Air (Nitrox) environment. This course allows you to safely plan and participate in Enriched Air diving while increasing your available bottom time.
Check the class schedule for the next scheduled Enriched Air class or Rescue Diver class.
You can always call us to request the class to be scheduled!
Emergency First Response
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers.
What's next?
Are you ready to "Go Pro"?

Specialty Dive Classes 
Below are just a few of the most popular specialty dive classes.
Please browse the PADI website and if you see a class you want to take we can make it happen.

Usually our specialty classes are done on demand.
So if you are interested in taking any of the classes just let the shop know and we will get one scheduled.
Dry Suit Diver
Course Info

Stay warm and cozy on your dives. Learn how to dive with a Dry Suit.

What will you learn?
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then learn how to take care of your dry suit.

During two training dives you’ll practice:
- Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance
- Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit
- Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit
Deep Diver
Course Info

Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-40 metres / 60-130 feet

What will you learn?
Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits.

During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
- Specialized deep diving equipment.
- Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
- Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
Wreck Diver
Course Info

Learn how to explore mysterious sunken shipwrecks, planes and even automobiles.

What will you learn?
There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks.

During four dives you’ll learn:
- Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
- Surveying and mapping a wreck.
- Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
- Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
Course Info

Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and
leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment.

What will you learn?
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:
- Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
- Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
- Streamline to save energy and move more smoothly through the water.
- Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.
Night Diver
Course Info

Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus, see a
whole new cast of critters that comes out at night.

What will you learn?
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day.

During three night dives, you’ll practice:
- Light handling and communication techniques.
- Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
- Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.