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Learning how to dive is fun and exciting, but when you have learned how to dive what comes next? It's not so much what to do but rather where to begin. Specialties allow you to gain experience in many diving areas under supervision. Allowing you to become a more confident diver. Most specialty classes include a classroom review, pool sessions when it's appropriate (example: Dry Suit diving) and two ocean sessions. It's easy and convenient and a lot of fun.

Below are some of the specialty courses we offer:

Navigation

Learn how to trust your instrumentation and environment while navigating underwater.

Finding your way underwater can be a real challenge. Trusting your skills with a compass and the natural environment around you can make the difference between a carefree, enjoyable dive and one filled with problems and long surface swims. Find out how you can use your compass most effectively by joining in on a Navigation Course.

Photography

Learn how to take professional-looking beautiful underwater photos.How many times have you tried to describe the underwater world to your non-diving friends? Now you can show them the beauty.

Underwater photos are more beautiful and dramatic than nearly anything you can take on land. You'll be surprised a just how easy it is to take professional-looking pictures. In no time you'll be shooting like a pro.

Limited Visibility/Night Diving

Discover a totally new and different world by learning how to dive at night.

Did you know that most aquatic life is nocturnal? Learning how to dive at night will open up an entirely new world. You'll see creatures you never see during the day. You'll experience a more vivid assortment of colors under artificial lights. It's a great time to take dramatic underwater photos. A unique experience, diving at night is exciting, yet at the same time, relaxing and peaceful.

Search & Recovery

Learn how to recover lost objects on the ocean floor.

Lose something overboard or drop your knife while wrestling with that spirited scallop? How to relocate something underwater has proven to be one of the most frustrating things for the owners of the lost objects. Doing careful, organized searches can increase the chances of recovery. You'll learn how to set up an organized search. Which pattern to use, what equipment is needed, how many people are required are all questions that must be answered in making a successful search.

Wreck

Discover the mystery and fun of exploring sunken wrecks.

There is something special about exploring a wreck, no matter if it sank yesterday or decades ago. There is always a story surrounding you as you drift through the now abandoned holds and companionways that are repopulated with fish. You'll learn how to plan, determine the safety factors involved, choose equipment and visit some of our local wrecks.

Deep Diving

Learn how to dive to depths between 80-120 feet.

Some of the most breathtaking sights are located in depths of 60-120 feet. Diving in deep water is safe, but requires knowledge and skills beyond those you acquire in entry-level training. Gain a better understanding of planning a deep dive, decompression, buoyancy control, deep techniques and hazards.

Equipment Techniques

Learn how to maintain and do minor repairs on your diving equipment.

Common equipment problems encountered by divers can sometimes be solved right there at the dive site and consequently save the dive if you have the right "spare" parts, tools and knowledge. Also the correct care and testing of your equipment can often prevent those breakdowns at the dive site. Enrolling in the Equipment specialty will prepare you for those common problems.

Dry Suit

Discover the secrets of diving dry and staying warm.

With all of the new technology available now, you can dive warm and dry. The new nylon-type drysuits make diving more comfortable than ever. With variable insulation capabilities, you can use your drysuit anywhere. To use drysuits correctly, even the most experienced divers need to reeducate themselves. With just a few hours of guidance and advice, the change over from wetsuit to drysuit will be fun and hassle free.

Stress and Rescue

At Sea Stallion, diving safety is our #1 concern. With the Diver Stress and Rescue program, any certified diver can now become a more comfortable diver - the SSI way.

Learn how to detect and prevent stress in yourself and your diving companions, while developing the rescue skills needed to help another diver. Learn first-hand how to administer immediate care to a victim of a diving accident.

SSI combines a 2-part video with a manual and other support components to create one of the most comprehensive Diver Stress and Rescue courses available.

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. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work and the desaturation times will be reduced. In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.

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