Recreational Dive Courses

At Oceanic Ventures, we like to say that if it is taught in SCUBA, we teach it.™  We offer courses for all levels of divers from people just getting started to experienced divers with years of experience.  Enroll in a class and see what a difference our professional attitude makes.

Recreational Diving PhotosOpen Water Diver – This is where it all starts. The Open Water Diver program is the portal to a whole new world. If you are ready to start, just click the icon and you are on your way. If you need more information, Eric developed a Consumer’s Guide to Recreational Scuba Diving Training which will help you make informed decisions about SCUBA training. And please remember, the professionals at Oceanic Ventures are available to answer your questions and to help you take the plunge. Contact one of the professionals at Oceanic Ventures to set-up an appointment to find out more. By the time you complete this program, you are half-way to your Specialty Diver Rating becasue you will have one specialty course (Advanced Dive Planning and Computer Diving is included in our program) and 6 open water dives.

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Specialty Diver – To become a Specialty Diver, you need to complete 12 dives and have 2 Diving Specialties.  If you graduated from our Open Water Diver Program, you are already half-way there with 1 specialty and 6 dives.  There are lots of things to choose from including Photography and Wreck Diving.  . 

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Advanced Open Water Diver – This is the next step in recreational diving.  You can either take an organized Advanced Course where you will take the  Navigation Specialty, the Limited Visibility and Night Diving Specialty, the Search and Recovery Specialty, and the Deep Diving specialty, or you can decide which specialties interest you and set-up your own Advanced Diver Program.  To become an Advanced Open Water Diver, you will need 4 specialties and 12 dives (remember we already did 6 in our Open Water Diver Program)

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Stress & Rescue Program – “Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies.” S tress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur. The program is about avoiding, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and under water. The course runs two – four days in which you will participate in academic and in-water sessions in the pool and in the open water. The program covers:

  • What Is Stress?
  • Stress In Diving:Causes And Prevention
  • Detecting And Dealing With Stress
  • Accident Management
  • Skills Needed To Deal With Panic And Rescues
  • Conditions That Complicate Rescues

The primary goal of any 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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Master Diver - The Master Diver rating is one of the most elite ratings in diving today. Divers that have completed this level have combined the knowledge, skills and experience to truly call themselves Master Divers. To earn the certification for Master Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses, Diver Stress&Rescue and have done a total of 50 dives.

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Specialty Courses - Oceanic Ventures offers a large variety of Specialty Courses so you can continue growing in your scuba diving sport.  You have the choice which programs you want to go for in order to reach your personal goals in diving. It does not matter whether you prefer to dive on holiday or at home - we offer the right program for you!

  • Advanced Dive Planning
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Oxygen Prneuder
  • Deep Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Gulf Diving
  • Night and Limited Visibility Diving
  • Marine Life Awareness
  • Underwater Game Collection & Spearfishing
  • Underwater Communications
  • Underwater Photography – Point & Shoot
  • Underwater Photography – Advanced
  • Underwater Photography – Video
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diving
  • Cavern Diving
  • Ice Diving
  • River Diving
  • Underwater Archeology
  • Wreck Diving – Non-Penetration
  • Rebreather Experience
  • Nitrox Diver