Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses

Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses Overview

Extend your dive limits with the Deep Diver course
Extend your dive limits with the Deep Diver course

Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses, as well as the PADI Rescue Diver Courses are found here.

PADI Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses and Foundational Skill Development Classes are  the perfect way to gain more experience and streamline your learning as you begin focusing more on specific subject areas complete some amazing dives or even just mentally prepare yourself through classroom based theory modules under the supervision of one of our Instructors, while the PADI Rescue Diver Course is the bare minimum level of certification that ALL Divers should achieve.

You can focus on the same style and type of dive training or choose to completing a sampling of different dives in a range of different diving environments or “experience dives” such as what many divers engage in during their Advanced Open Water course where divers complete a series of dives in different environments.

This is where you want to be if you’re interested in completing your PADI Advanced Open Water Course, PADI Rescue Diver Course, Specialty Diver training and much more.

Challenge yourself with a Wreck Diver specialty course
Challenge yourself with a Wreck Diver specialty course

Specialty dive training allows divers to “specialize” on a particular set of skills or diving environments relevant to their “subject” area of the course, such as the PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Course, Solo Diver, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Photography, Equipment Specialist, Enriched Air Nitrox and a ton of other great courses!  You can even combine a Specialty Course with your Advanced Open Water Class.

Specialty training is designed to give divers a good exposure to their specialized environment.  Skill mastery and the level of aptitude is not as in depth as an overhead environment, cave or technical diving course.

Immerse yourself in total diving comfort year round regardless of depth or Temp. Take the Drysuit Specialty Course
Immerse yourself in total diving comfort year round regardless of depth or Temp. Take the Drysuit Specialty Course

For divers who are looking for the absolute highest challenge in diving without walking down the leadership trail, technical diving specialties give you the greatest degree of information are designed to provide more detailed training than specialty diver courses and result in more extensive qualifications.

Dan’s offers specialty dive courses from PADINAUI TecSDI and TDI

Our Cancellation Policy: You may reschedule your class within a 2 week time period. No shows or last minute cancellations will be subject to rescheduling fee. If you can’t do the class, you may transfer your class fees to someone else who can.

Dive Course Calendar

PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course June 2022

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course is the perfect class to take when we have the Niagara River and Chippawa Creek in our backyard to share with you. Go with […]

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NAUI Intro to Tech Course

NAUI Intro to Tech Course The Naui Intro to Tech Course July 2022 is a game changer, changing the way recreational divers think about their diving skills and offers the […]

NAUI Trimix Course

NAUI Trimix Course Our NAUI Trimix Course builds on the foundation skills and on the dive experiences of your previous technical courses, but with the addition of learning how to dive […]

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PADI Sidemount Diver Course

PADI Sidemount Diver Course Recreational The PADI Sidemount Diver Course introduces recreational divers to Sidemount Diving  and the basic gear configuration, foundational skills and techniques utilized by more progressive sidemount […]

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PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course is an essential program that helps make you ready to respond with immediate action in recognizing a scuba diving […]

$140.00
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Emergency First Response Course

The PADI Emergency First Response Course focuses on Primary (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) with or without Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The PADI Emergency First Response Course begins your […]

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PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course

PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course Our PADI Self Reliant Solo Diver Course can help you from experiencing sheer terror on a dive boat...Have you ever walked onto a dive […]

PADI Advanced Open Water Course August 2022

PADI Advanced Open Water Course August 2022 Our PADI Advanced Open Water course is the most thorough and progressive PADI Advanced Open Water Course available in the dive industry. The PADI […]

Things to Consider

– Not all dive courses are created equal.

– A perceived “too good to be true” priced scuba course often is and there are hidden costs that price it well above ours, while the quality is well below ours.

– As Canada’s Oldest PADI Dive Center we have pretty much seen it all over the last 40 years as we have paved our own way in diver education offering diving education that is a cut above the rest.  We offer all PADI Courses,  from Open Water to Advanced Open Water courses, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Master Scuba Diver Courses, PADI Assistant Instructor, Drysuit courses, Dive Speciality Courses,  and much more – all taught well above the minimum agency standards.

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Whether you are a new diver or a seasoned diver looking for more challenges or control in your diving, we offer the best dive training from the most experienced and accomplished scuba divers in the country, while offering you the best selection and pricing on scuba diving equipment from all the best scuba diving brands, local diving trips, exotic dive travel, weekly local dives and more.

Want More Challenges?

transition into technical and cave diving courses

For divers wanting more of a challenge DDS specializes in Cave and Technical Diving Courses offering the most in depth technical diving programs in the country including Intro to Tech,  Decompression Procedures, Trimix, Cavern and Cave Diver Level 1 & 2, Wreck External Survey and Wreck Penetration, Ice Diving, Technical Wreck Penetration, Rebreather Courses, Deep Diving, Mixed gas diving, Specialty Diver Courses all of which keep the adventure of scuba diving thriving.