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Nitrox Course

Maximize Your Dive Time!

Today the Nitrox Course is THE most popular continuing education course taken by divers, and with good reason.  Nitrox is a breathing gas that has major benefits for both new and experienced divers. Nitrox as a norm has become available at a wide variety of diving locations--on dive boats and at most dive shops throughout the US. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures containing 22 to 40 percent oxygen.

General Information:

Who this course is for:

  • The newly certified diver looking to advance their knowledge and skill set.
  • The certified diver looking to extend their bottom times and no decompression times, plus reduce their surface intervals.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent.
  • Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent, or current enrollment in a diver certification course.

The Computer Nitrox Certification Course is done in 2 easy steps:

Step 1: Academics

Can be done with either a manual or online course. This is a self-study session done at your own pace.

Step 2: Classroom and Practical

Upon completing your academics you will join your instructor for about 1 1/2hrs of review and for a hands-on session to help build upon academics.  You will learn how Nitrox is stored, blended, analyzed and logged, as well as how to handle your nitrox cylinders and program a nitrox computer.

Some of the topics you can expect to cover are: 

  • Physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures.
  • Equipment considerations for using nitrox.
  • How to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer.
  • Benefits of using Nitrox including:  increased safety margins with extended no-decompression times and reduced post dive fatigue.


Get ready to spend more time where we want to be…underwater!

Advanced Adventure Diver Course

Your next dive adventure!

As an Open Water Scuba Diver you are now ready to expand your knowledge and experience. The SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is your next step!

General Information:

Pre-registration is required

Price Includes:


  • Instructor & Registration Fees
  • Academic & Skills Review

Price Does Not Include:

  • Certification Dives
  • Gear Rental

This is a great course and will give you a taste, of five different SDI specialties, under the supervision of your Divers Supply instructor. As with your Open Water course, the Advanced Adventure course is done in 3 easy steps.

Step 1:  Academics

Completed as a self study via a manual or on-line course.

Step 2:  Knowledge Quest Review + Pool Session

Your instructor will discuss the finer points of the information included in your academics.  You will conduct an advanced buoyancy specialty skills session in our indoor heated pool.  This session will help fine tune your weighting and buoyance skills in preparation for your open water dives.  At the conclusion of this session your instructor will discuss with you what you can expect during your checkout dives.

Step 3:  Schedule your Advanced Adventure dives

Of the 5 dives required for certification, two are from core specialties, Deep and Navigation Diver. These are the foundation of continuing diver education. The 3 remaining dives are chosen by you and your instructor based on your open water dive destination. 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Open Water Diver Certification, Junior Open Water Diver Certification (juniors can only take age approved specialties)
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

All 5 certification dives will be conducted with your instructor, who will convey the hands on knowledge required to be a competent Advanced Adventure Diver.

The following is a list of a few specialties that are common choices for the 3 elective dives.  

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Wreck Diver
  • Nitrox Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Night and Limited Visibility
  • Marine Ecosystem Awareness

Required Equipment:

  • Complete Scuba Equipment
  • Knife/Cutting Device
  • Reel
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
  • Compass
  • Dive Light

Rescue Diver Course

Become The Best Dive Buddy You Can Be!

General Information:

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is an exciting course designed to help develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and administer necessary first aid.  This course not only makes you a better dive buddy, but it enhances your own skills and makes you a more self-reliant diver.

Pre-registration is required

What is included:

  • Academic Review Session
  • Instructor Fees
  • Checkout dives

What is not included:

  • Online academic materials
  • Rental equipment
  • Travel expenses

Course Prerequisites:

  • Advanced Adventure Diver or Equivalent
  • Open Water Diver with 40 Logged Dives
  • Current Emergency First Response/CPR/Oxygen Administrator
  • Must Be 15 Years of Age for Rescue Diver Certification

The Rescue Diver Course is completed in 2 steps:

Step 1:  Academics

Can be done with either a manual or online course. Once completed you will meet with your instructor for a classroom session to review and expand upon what you have read.

Step 2:  Pool and Open Water Skills Session

This is where you will learn the techniques for effective buddy and self-rescues as well as problem management and administering first aid.

Some of the topics you can expect to cover are:

Self-rescue, diver assists, surface and underwater rescues, prevention of dive accidents, hyperbaric management, accident management, liability considerations, missing diver searches and many more.

Upon completing your SDI Rescue Diver certification you will find an increased level of personal awareness and comfort in the water. The Rescue Diver certification also qualifies you to enroll in the SDI Master Diver program and the SDI Divemaster course.

So come join us for one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding dive courses available!

Required Equipment:

  • Complete SCUBA Equipment
  • Knife/Cutting Device
  • Log Book
  • Dive Light
  • Spare Parts Kit
  • Compass
  • Octopus Holder
  • Slate
  • Whistle
  • Pocket Mask
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)

Diving Specialty Courses


Did you know that Divers Supply offers a wide variety of specialty SCUBA courses?! Whether you're looking to hone your skills in a particular area or just experience something new in the world of diving, our specialty courses will help increase your comfort and confidence underwater.  

Specialty courses are a great way to experience a new realm of diving while under the supervision of a dive professional. During your course, your instructor will provide detailed dive briefings and plenty of advice to help you succeed in your selected specialty. Your instructor will also help you select any additional gear required to successfully conduct your specialty dives.  

What to expect from your specialty course:

Your specialty course will start with at-home academics completed at your convenience. Many of the course academics are provided in an online eLearning format, making it easy to access the materials at any time. After completing your at-home academics, you will meet with your instructor for a classroom session to review and fine-tune the knowledge you have acquired at home. Finally, you will conduct your in-water training under the guidance and supervision of your instructor—where you will put all your new knowledge to use underwater!  

Upon completion of each specialty course, you will receive a newly earned certification card!  

Specialty Course Fee: $150 

Note: Some specialty course fees may vary. Price does not include academic materials, equipment, or dive site fees.

Call to Sign Up for Your Specialty Course!

SDI Specialty Courses Offered:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Boat
  • Computer
  • Deep
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift
  • Dry Suit
  • Full Face Mask
  • Marine Ecosystem Avareness
  • Night/Limited Visibility
  • Nitrox
  • Search & Recovery
  • Sidemount
  • Solo
  • U/W Hunter & Collector
  • U/W Navigation
  • U/W Photographer
  • U/W Videographer
  • Wreck

Additional Specialty Courses may be available upon request!

Choose your nearest training location:

Nitrox Course

The Nitrox course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification.  It’s structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer. Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers.

The benefits of using Nitrox include:

  • Increased safety margins
  • Reduced post dive fatigue
  • Extended no-decompression times

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Course

You’ve completed your open water scuba diver course and now you’re ready to expand your knowledge and experience.  The Advanced Adventure Diver course will give you overview dives from five (5) selected specialties. Two of the specialties, Deep and Navigation Diver, are the foundations of continuing diver education.

Other specialties may include:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Altitude, Boat
  • Computer Nitrox
  • Drift
  • Marine Ecosystem Awareness

Full Specialty Courses

Advanced Divers

New divers as well as “old salts” find many different areas of interest in the underwater environment. Using a Dry Suit in colder waters or a Diver Propulsion Vehicle in warm Caribbean waters may interest you.  A few of the specialties include:

  • Altitude Diver
  • Computer Diver
  • CPROX Administrator Course
  • Deep Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck Diver

Divers find many interests available to enhance their underwater adventures.  By taking a specialty class you will by-pass the “school of hard knocks” and begin to enjoy the specialty immediately.

SDI Advanced Diver

When you have completed four full Specialties and a minimum of 24 logged dives you qualify for Advanced Diver.

A few other Full Specialties include:

  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Full Face Mask Diver
  • Ice Diver
  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness
  • Night- Limited Visibility Diver
  • Research Diver
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Shore/Beach Diver
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Underwater Hunter & Collector
  • Underwater Photography or Video
  • and many others

Add the Rescue Diver Course and 25 more dives and you qualify for the coveted Master Scuba Diver.

Rescue Diver Course

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is an exciting course designed to help develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and administer necessary first aid.

Through Self-Study, Confined Water practice and Open Water scenarios a few of the skills you will learn are:

  • Perform self rescues
  • Buddy rescues
  • Help tired divers
  • Recognize and calm potential panicked divers
  • Rescue uncoincious divers at the surface and underwater
  • Administer proper First Aid
  • Conduct effeective search patterns
  • Manage accident scenes

After completing the SDI Rescue Diver Course and 50 dives, you can apply for SDI Master Scuba Diver or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.


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Divers Supply Atanta, GA

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Florida Stores:

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North Carolina Stores:

Divers Supply Charlotte, NC

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