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Specialty Courses

Let us help you take your diving further.

Our specialty courses are run with you in mind. With such a great range of diving opportunities in Albany we can offer specialty courses in just about everything.

We give you more than a basic course.

Our Underwater Photography course includes the expert guidance of photographer Andrew Halsall.

Our Wreck Diving course includes takes you to other, less known wrecks around Albany and includes dive scenarios such as silt-outs.

If you're wanting to learn about diving with Nitrox, we'll give you more than the theory, you get to dive with different mixes.

To find out more contact us on email or call.

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EAN Nitrox

SSI Specialty Course: Enriched Air Nitrox

Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take pictures or explore a wreck? Did you ever want to be safer while diving concerning the potential risk of decompression sickness?

Nitrox is the key. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work and the desaturation times will be reduced.

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In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analyzing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.

"Nitrox for free" is a slogan in a lot of resorts. This means that you do not have to pay a surcharge for Nitrox, but all diving operators will want to see a valid Nitrox certificate before you can dive.

ENRICHED AIR NITROX contains optional dives and therefore it is a perfect "Winter Specialty" before your diving holiday starts. This will allow you to go diving immediately and enjoy the advantages of diving with Nitrox.

If you want to learn more about ENRICHED AIR NITROX, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

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Course Content:

  • Introduction to Nitrox
  • Nitrox, Your Body and the Underwater World
  • Your Total Diving System and Nitrox
  • Planning Your Nitrox Dives

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

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Deep diving

SSI Specialty Course: Deep Diving

"Depth attracts a lot of divers as deep dives provide this certain kick."

Dive in places where only a few have explored before! Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 100 feet/30 meters! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what DEEP DIVING provides you.

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Without proper training this kind of diving is an uncontrollable safety risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know about all of the potential risks involved in DEEP DIVING.

SSI's DEEP DIVING course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably.

If you want to learn more about DEEP DIVING, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

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Course Content:

  • Your Total Diving System & Deep Diving
  • Planning Your Deep Dive
  • Your Deep Dive
  • Potential Hazards
  • Repetitive Deep Diving

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

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Night and limited visibility

SSI Specialty Course: Night / Limited Visibility

"Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!"

The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us.

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While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.

It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down.

With the right equipment and a powerful torch there is a lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world.

If you want to learn more about NIGHT AND LIMITED VISIBILITY, you can buy the manual or the DVD even if you don't want to sign up for the course.

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Course Content:

  • Night vs. Limited Visibility Diving
  • Special Equipment
  • Preparing For The Dive
  • The Dive
  • Advanced Techniques

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

 

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Navigation

 SSI Specialty Course: Navigation

Have you ever asked yourself, "How does my instructor manage to find the way back to the exit point or to the boat?"

If so, the NAVIGATION Program is what you need to learn this skill for yourself.

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The NAVIGATION Program will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills.

You will also learn to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point at any time.

If you want to know more about NAVIGATION, you can buy the manual or the DVD without signing up for the course.

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Course Content:

  • Natural Navigation
  • Compass Navigation
  • Combining Natural and Compass Navigation
  • Special Navigation Situations
  • The Sport of Navigation

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.