Advanced Specialties

Accelerating experience through education.

These are the Advanced and Specialty Courses we offer. We hope you’ll find something to enrich your life here. We’ve got a comprehensive list of intermediate and advanced programming, all the way to leadership programs.

As you will quickly discover, continuing dive education is the most efficient way to gain experience and competency, and it is also truly enjoyable.

New Courses


Extended Range Training

Read more on our new courses and sign up to receive notices about our upcoming interest meeting and courses. With these courses you’ll be able to dive deeper and longer than ever before!

Go further than your limit

Custom Schedule:

If you do not see something that fits your schedule, we do offer custom Advance Speciality courses in Raleigh, or potentially on your Gypsy dive trip. Please call in to check on availability! 

Specialties Currently On The Schedule:

Please note: We must have on file a current (within one year) copy of your diving medical history form to enroll you in any diving specialties.


Enriched Air Nitrox:

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. Training dives for this program are optional – your choice. Each of the dates listed below is an entire class; you only need to attend one. The class will start at 6:30 PM

Tuition, Home Study Materials, and Certification: $120

2019 and 2020 Schedule:

All classes are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Call to register  ***ALL CLASSES ARE FROM 6:30PM-10:30PM***


Perfect Buoyancy:

Every diver wants to be a good diver. Good divers move efficiently through the water with minimum effort and maximum environmental awareness – i.e. with perfect buoyancy. The class will start at 9 AM.

Tuition and Certification: $120

2019 Schedule:

2019 scheduled classes are over.

2020 Schedule:

Classes are on the 2nd Saturday of every month, starting in May. Call to register


Navigation:

This specialty 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. The class will start at 11 AM

Tuition, Materials, and Certification: $120

2019 Schedule:

2019 scheduled classes are over.

2020 Schedule:

All classes are on the 2nd Saturday of every month, starting in May. Call to register


Night / Limited Visibility:

Just because the visibility is limited doesn’t mean the opportunities for fun and adventure have to be. This program is filled with information about planning and conducting night and limited visibility dives for fun, adventure, and exploration. The class will start at 6:30 PM

Tuition, Materials, and Certification: $120

2019 Schedule:

2019 scheduled classes are over.

2020 Schedule:

All classes are on the 2nd Friday of every month, starting in May. Call to register


Deep Diver:

Many of the more exciting and intriguing dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. This program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to safely enjoy these dives.

Tuition, Materials, and Certification: $120

Schedule:

We typically offer this specialty on our Key Largo trips.


Wreck Diver:

Wreck diving is one of the most exhilarating adventures there is, but it can be challenging. This program will introduce you to wreck orientation and awareness, and the necessary protocols for keeping the dives safe and enjoyable.

Tuition, Materials, and Certification: $120

Schedule:

We typically offer this specialty on our Key Largo trips.


Diver Stress and Rescue:

This program will teach you how to anticipate, recognize and avoid common stress-related diving situations; and how to deal with and resolve unanticipated problems on the surface and underwater.

Pre-requisites:

Red Cross or similar first-responder course; Perfect Buoyancy and Navigation specialties

Tuition, Materials, and Certification: $240

2020 Schedule:

TBD


Search and Recovery:

There are definitely times when knowing how to search for lost objects would be beneficial. This program will teach you different search patterns for use in various conditions and the proper techniques for lifting objects to the surface.

Pre-requisites:

Perfect Buoyancy and Navigation specialties

Tuition, Materials, and Certification: $240

2020 Schedule:

TBD