Scuba II - Advanced Diver Certification
The Advanced SCUBA Diver course allows students to experience a wider range of diving adventures than the SCUBA I course, all under the supervision of a professional instructor. Advanced certification will allow divers to go deeper, feel more confident about their skills, and do more on their own after successfully completing the course. This class is the next step for students with basic SCUBA certification who wish to try more specialized training in the future, such as wreck or cave diving, for those considering work as a Divemaster or dive instructor, or for divers simply interested in honing their underwater skills.
The first session will meet in a UCSB Rec Cen classroom to review important SCUBA topics and class logistics. We will then move to the Rec Cen pool for basic SCUBA skills review and games. Five specialty ocean dives will follow on weekends soon after the pool session - two dives from a local beach and three dives from a boat at the spectacular Channel Islands.
Students will need to provide their own mask, snorkel, booties, fins, gloves, dive light, and dive knife/cutting tool. SCUBA units (tank, BC, Regulator, weight) will be provided for the pool session. SCUBA units can be rented at a discounted price for ocean dives. In addition to the registration fee, course costs will be an additional boat fee, certification fees, and optional SCUBA unit rental fees.
Scuba III - Nitrox (Enriched Air) Diver
If you want longer no-decompression dive times and/or shorter surface intervals, Nitrox diving is for you! After successful completion of this course, consisting of two classroom sessions with no in-water component, you will receive Enriched Air Diver certification. The course provides the information and specialty equipment practice necessary to effectively utilize Enriched Air (AKA Nitrox, EAN, EANx) as a breathing medium for SCUBA diving. Nitrox training is one of the most popular specialty SCUBA classes following Basic Open Water certification worldwide. Course topics include managing Oxygen exposure, analyzing Nitrox gas, using Nitrox specific dive tables, equipment labeling, and maintenance requirements.