Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it’s a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a (Junior) Scuba Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Equipment Specialist course.
The Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sounds like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.
If you’re a (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.
Join our next Brockville Dive weekend to complete your Drift Diver Specialty. Course materials required.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
(Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
Course materials required.
Master Scuba Diver
$100.00 – $899.00
Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge for only$899*
Earn your “Black Belt” of scuba diving! Sharpen Your Skills with the Master Scuba Diver rating. You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.
More than a pipe dream? Absolutely! Do it by becoming a Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.
Includes the following courses:
Advanced Open Water Diver
Emergency First Responder
* Course materials, eLearning, boat charters and rentals not included.*
Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. You can complete this course as a diver or a non-diver.
Private Snorkeling Lesson
Learn snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.
To enroll in this course, you must be at least 8 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water. No prior experience is required. All equipment rentals for this course are included.
Ontario waters offer a rainbow of colours, all of it brown and green. By far, the greatest attraction for divers are the hundreds of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway waterways. Merely floating nearby and only viewing the wrecks from a distance can wear thin quickly. Most divers have the overwhelming urge to explore and penetrate into the wrecks.
To accomplish this requires very specialized techniques and considerations for safety. In an over-head underwater environment, divers can no longer swim directly to the surface. Finding a way out, avoiding excessive silting of the site and the use of lines is discussed and demonstrated. Training will be conducted with an on-site briefing and three open water dives on different wrecks.
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
Course materials required.
$100.00 – $399.00
If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Plus, you might get a chance to play with your exhaled bubbles on the bottom of the ice. Flash your Ice Diver certification card to get instant respect, and usually a lot of questions from other divers about what it’s like under the ice.
You need to be an Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old to enroll in the Ice Diver course. Six divers minimum required for safety reasons.
Digital Underwater Photographer & Videographer
$150.00 – $287.00
Underwater photography and videography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images and videos of your underwater scuba adventures. The Digital Underwater Photographer & Videographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera, a GoPro, or a sophisticated DSLR like the pros. Video is the best way to share the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world. If you want to get the best clips and also learn to edit your scuba diving stories to share with friends through social media, then this specialty course is for you. Learn to create underwater videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.
(Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer & Videographer course.
Because underwater photography and videography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Check with our dive shop if this interests you.