Specialty Courses – Become A Better Diver In Denver
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The Open Water certification is just the beginning of a lifetime full of fun and adventure! Good divers are always learning and seeking ways to expand their personal knowledge and competency. Even if you’ve already experienced the thrill of exploring the underwater world, there’s so much more to discover.
Continuing your diving education will increase confidence, help you gain important knowledge and improve your diving skills. Take a look at our great courses below!
Aquarium Ecology Diver Specialty Course
Scuba diving opens the door to exploring the magic of the underwater world. Our Aquarium Ecology Specialty Diver Course provides a unique underwater diving experience that will help you enjoy the diving experience and enhance your knowledge of the cool critters you often encounter while diving.
Deep Diving Specialty Course
Many of the more exciting, intriguing dive sites are found in deeper water. To plan your dives properly you must first know how to prevent any of the potential risks involved in deep diving. This course will provide you with the information to make deep dives comfortably and confidently.
Dry Suit Diving Specialty Course
Great dive experiences are not limited to tropical reefs or the warm and sunny summer months. With the proper exposure protection, you can make diving a year-round activity, and experience the amazing diversity of a kelp forest, explore freshwater lakes and rivers, or dive between two continental plates. The SSI Dry Suit Diving program teaches you the new skills needed to dive with a dry suit, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your new equipment.
Enriched Air Nitrox
The Enriched Air Diver Nitrox course is our most popular specialty course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air Nitrox increases your bottom time and reduces the amount of nitrogen in your system. Everyone wants more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
Navigation Specialty Course
Understanding how to navigate a dive site increases your comfort and confidence during your underwater adventures. Advanced navigation skills enable you and your buddy to safely navigate the dive from start to finish. By using a compass or observing your natural surroundings, you will learn the navigation skills necessary to master your marine environment.
Night & Limited Visibility Specialty Course
Your dive adventure doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down, or if your only option for a dive site is a lake or quarry where visibility is limited by the clarity of the water. This kind of diving requires additional training and experience, from how to manage underwater lights to buddy team management. Earning your SSI Night and Limited Visibility certification give you access to an entirely new range of diving opportunities and experiences.
Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Course
Safe and effective divers understand how every aspect of their dive is influenced by proper buoyancy control – including gas consumption, weighting, physical effort and depth control. The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program prepares you for your journey by improving your buoyancy control and comfort in the water, and ensures you have an enjoyable diving experience.
Search & Recovery Specialty Course
Have you ever seen someone lose their mask or a fin when they jump into the water? Ocean, lakes and rivers are dynamic environments, and sometimes things get lost. Finding and recovering lost objects is an advanced skill, and requires careful thought and dive planning. SSI’s Search and Recovery Program provides in-depth information on the necessary equipment, skills, knowledge and experience required to execute a recreational search and recovery operation for small to medium sized objects.