You and your buddy are on a dive when for some reason, it is time to go up now due to low air supply, high nitrogen status or an emergency diver recall but…you cannot find the ascent line. Uh Oh! What now?
In the sport of scuba, any dive deeper than 60 feet is considered a deep dive. Particular procedures and emergency preparedness skills should be learned and mastered. Take the time to learn those skills that could make a difference.
You learn how to shoot a surface marker buoy (SMB) to the surface while continuing to make a slow ascent complete with safety stop and maintain fish position throughout. The SMB informs topside personnel of your whereabouts and provides you with a platform of accuracy for safety or decompression stops. With deeper depths also comes the need for air consumption calculation and equipment preparation.
This course has the following prerequisites:
- Be at least 15 years old.
- Possess a minimum of Open Water Diver certification.
- Be able to either answer No to all of the questions on the RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval prior to taking part.
This course consists of one classroom/pool session. If you would like to receive a Specialty Diver certification for this course, you must also complete open-water training dives. Your instructor will have details.
All training takes place right here at Harry’s Dive Shop. We are among the few dive centers in the country with our own indoor, heated swimming pool. This 16-foot-deep pool was designed specifically for diver training. It provides unbeatable convenience and enjoyment.
This course is just one component of our complete Advanced Open Water Diver program — although it can be taken separately, subject only to time of year and instructor availability. Please contact Harry’s Dive Shop for more information.
Course fees may vary depending on group size, time of year and other factors. Base price for a group of at least two people is $150 per person. Please contact Harry’s Dive Shop for more information.
The course fee includes:
- All instruction.
- Self-study materials.
Students are responsible for supplying:
- Personal diving equipment (see list below).
- Certification card processing.
Your instructor will have details and costs for the optional open-water training dives.
Students are responsible for supplying the following:
- Mask, snorkel, fins.
- Weight system, weights.
- Adequate exposure protection.
- One cylinder.*
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).*
- Regulator/alternate air source.*
*If you do not own these items, you can use ones from the rental department at Harry’s Dive Shop for the pool session.
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