Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses

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Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses

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.

Sign up for 5 PADI Specialties and receive Your
PADI Advanced Open Water Certification FREE!

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

Specialty Diving Courses

Part of our Advanced and Specialty Diving Courses involve getting involved in dive training that 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.

Sign up for 5 PADI Specialties and receive Your
PADI Advanced Open Water Certification FREE!

Our Advanced and Specialty Courses are designed to give divers a good exposure to their specialized environment within recreational training limits.

If overhead environment training, cave diving, wreck penetration, or technical diving courses interest you, we offer the most extensive array of the countries most challenging and rewarding technical diving classes taught by Canada’s most experienced and accomplished diving instructors.

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 TechnicalSDI and TDI and more.

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 Seal Team, Kids Scuba Course

PADI SEAL TEAM  The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions. Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, […]

PADI Equipment Specialist Course 2024

The PADI Equipment Specialist Course offers you a look into the world of dive gear maintenance, field repairs and prevention.  Have you ever looked at your dive gear and wished […]

PADI Drysuit Course Spring 2024

Take the PADI Drysuit Course and enter a world of warm, comfortable diving. Join us April 20, 21, 2024 from 12pm-6pm both days. Drysuit Divers are happy divers! No more […]

TDI Advanced Nitrox Decompression Procedures Course

TDI Advanced Nitrox Decompression Procedures Course Join us for your TDI Advanced Nitrox Decompression Procedures Course and see how much more exciting it is when to be diving deeper, longer […]

PADI Self Reliant Diver Course – Solo Diver

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

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.

Why We’re Different – Do Your Homework

We know diving, but find out what others are learning from us. Check out our Testimonials Page.

Learn more about the Dan’s Difference in dive training.

Read our BLOG to learn more about what we do, where we’ve been, upcoming events, articles, newsletters and to see first hand the differences in how and what we teach our divers.

Check out our Photos and watch our Videos to see our divers in action….You could be featured in there yourself once you’re certified like many of our divers are.

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.