Here at Rock Salt Scuba we offer a range of specialty diver courses to help you explore different diving environments and extend your passion for the underwater world.
Advanced Buoyancy Control
While taking your Open Water Scuba Diver course you learned the basics of how to control and use your buoyancy. The SDI Advanced Buoyancy control course and make diving even more effortless and truly enjoy the freedom from gravity. Some of the skills you will learn include breath control, proper weighting, placement of trim weights, body position and trim, streamlining equipment, factors that affect buoyancy. Your course will also include different propulsion techniques and effective in-water control.
The SDI Computer Nitrox course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification and is structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer. Nitrox as a breathing gas has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced. The course will cover the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen. The benefits of using Nitrox include increased safety margins, reduced post dive fatigue and extended no-decompression times.
SDI's Deep Diver course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more and will teach you the risks and benefits of deep diving. Many interesting sights lie just beyond 18m/60ft such as beautiful wall dives, ship wrecks, and critters that don't come into the shallows. During the course, your SDI Instructor will cover skills like proper descents, controlled ascents, effects of nitrogen narcosis, dive planning and gas management. By the end of the course your knowledge and comfort level will have increased. The Deep Diver course has a maximum depth of 40m/130, the suggested sport diving limit.
The SDI Dry Suit Diver course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. For many people, diving in a drysuit in cooler water simply improves their comfort during the dive. These cooler waters have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed! Your SDI Instructor will teach you about selection of a dry suit, care and maintenance, emergency procedures, proper weighting and buoyancy control.
Night (Limited Visibility)
Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with Open Water Diving. The purpose of the SDI Night & Limited Visibility Diver course is to acquaint the Open Water Scuba Diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night or in limited visibility. By becoming familiar with the use of dive lights and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications and improved buoyancy control you will be able to enjoy night diving with maximum safety and comfort.
One of SDI's most popular courses, the solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses on proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including it's proper usage and assembly.
One of the most important skills a diver can have is good navigation, this could be with a compass or by natural formations. The SDI Underwater Navigation Diver course will teach you the necessary skills to navigate using a compass and natural navigation. During the course your SDI Instructor will teach you a range of different techniques and skills for improving your navigation underwater.
Making a dive and seeing wonders of the aquatic environment can only be topped by taking pictures of it to share with friends and family. The SDI Underwater Photography course allows you to experience some of the special considerations of underwater photography, with a discussion of many areas of interest to the photographer. Your SDI Instructor will assist you in selecting a camera, good buoyancy techniques, lighting, and framing of the perfect shot. Whether you want to use film or digital this course and your SDI Instructor will teach you what you need to know.
Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving and can uncover pieces of history seen by few others, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. In the SDI Wreck Diver course, we will discuss and use equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. Your SDI Instructor will teach you how to safely plan and execute wreck dives in a fun and enjoyable way.