Technical Diving Courses

Technical diving certifications allow divers to transcend all recreational diving limits. As divers progress through courses, they can go deeper and deeper, breathing different mixes of gas that enable them to avoid the dangers of high levels of nitrogen and oxygen. They learn the techniques of accelerated decompression that enable them to complete required decompression schedules in less time through the use of appropriate breathing gases. All courses are offered through the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), the largest diving agency in the world.

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INTRODUCTION TO DOUBLES

This is not a certification course. It is just an instructional setting in which the student learns the basics of using double tanks with an isolation mani
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DISCOVER TEC

This course provides an overview of the entire spectrum of technical diving, including the equipment and skills used by technical divers. Students get a ta
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TEC 40

Tec 40 is an introduction to the world of decompression diving. Significant academic study teaches students how to plan and execute basic decompression div
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TRIMIX DIVING

The PADI Trimix course teaches divers to use mixes containing helium, commonly called trimix. Trimix allows the diver to decrease the amount of both nit

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Advanced Recreational Dive Classes

Advanced recreational (sometimes called TecReational) dive classes follow scuba’s middle path between technical diving and recreational diving. They bring elements of technical diving to the recreational world, with the idea that recreational diving will be more enjoyable and safer, and recreational divers will be able to expand their diving horizons. All the courses listed below are approved by PADI and count toward the Master Scuba Diver rating.

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UNDERSTANDING OVERHEAD ENVIRONMENTS

This distinctive specialty teaches the different levels of difficulty in overhead environments, enabling divers to make better choices about entering these
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TECREATIONAL DIVER

This distinctive specialty has an academic portion that improves dive planning, but its primary focus is on advanced skills in buoyancy, trim, and propulsi
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ADVANCED DIVER PLANNER

This extremely comprehensive distinctive specialty teaches divers virtually all they need to know to plan and execute safe dives anywhere. It even includes
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CAVERN DIVER

Underwater caverns are different from caves primarily in that daylight from an exit can be seen at all times from all parts of the cavern. It is the first
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WRECK DIVER

This course teaches the skills needed to understand and even explore more complex wrecks than are commonly visited by recreational divers, but not the much
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DEEP DIVER

This specialty is actually a recreational specialty, but in our program we go beyond the minimum requirements of the course to teach more advanced planning
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DIVE PROPULSION VEHICLE (DPV)

Dive Propulsion Vehicles allow divers to cover larger distances with lesser effort and with greater speed. They are especially helpful for divers in curren
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ENRICHED AIR DIVER

Although this is actually a recreational specialty, it is included here because it is an important and necessary prerequisite for technical diving. Not tha
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DRY SUIT DIVER

This recreational specialty is included in this section because many and possibly most technical divers find dry suits an important part of the gear necess
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CUSTOM INSTRUCTION

You can have instructional sessions, both in the pool and in open water, that are suited to your specific needs. You can request the opportunity to work on
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Recreational Dive Classes

Deep Adventure Suba does not focus on recreational diving classes, but it can provide them upon request. John Adsit was the primary author of the PADI article that introduced the process of neutral buoyancy instruction in the basic open warter classes, the process now preferred by PADI. Advanced Open Water is our primary recreational class, but we can also probide a wide variety of specialty classes.

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Open Water Diver

The PADI open water course consists of three sections: academics, confined water, and open water dives. In Colorado, many students do the academics and

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Advanced Open Water Diver

This course is designed not only to teach more skills, it is also designed to open the diver’s eyes to new experiences. No matter what dives are selec

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RESCUE DIVER

Rescue Diver does not make you a police diver. It makes you the kind of diver who can be relied upon in an emergency to provide the kind of able assistance
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MASTER SCUBA DIVER

The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating can be had by simply completing any 5 specialty classes. That is not a significant requirement. Divers who are looking f
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RECREATIONAL SPECIALTY CLASSES

We offer a wide variety of PADI specialty classes, including Night, Navigation, Altitude, Nitrox, Wreck, Deep, and more. We also offer specialties in the T
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CUSTOM INSTRUCTION

You can have instructional sessions, both in the pool and in open water, that are suited to your specific needs. You can request the opportunity to work on
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