Specialty diving

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Open Water Sidemount Diver

Familiarize the diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for Sidemount diving. Enable divers to proficiently assemble and use Sidemount equipment. Teach divers the proper techniques to safely conduct dives that warrant the use of Sidemount equipment

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

      • NOTE: The Open Water Diver Program can be combined with the Open Water Sidemount Diver Program.

  • Age requirement:

    • A minimum of 12 years of age.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Boat Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Boat Divers an overall awareness of the boat and to perform from boats.

How deep can you dive with the Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 10 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No student kit required.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Complex Navigation Diver 

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Complex Navigation Divers an overall awareness of the Complex Navigation dive and to be able perform Complex Navigation dives.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 10 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No dive experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Advanced Open Water Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Drift Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Drift Divers on how to use, take care and deal will specific emergencies related to a drift diving.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 10 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No dive experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Advanced Open Water Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Diving Skills for Photogrammetry

To provide training in collection of underwater images to create 3D computer visualisations. Training in planning and executing safe diving operations while collecting uw images

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Diving Skills for Photogrammetry Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

M-48 MOD-1 Full Face Mask Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified divers with specialty training in the necessary procedures, knowledge and skills to safely dive with a full face mask and the Kirby-Morgan M-48 Mod 1 Hollis Modular POD Mask.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • M-48 MOD-1 Full Face Mask.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Dry Suit Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Dry Suit Divers on how to use, take care and deal will specific emergencies related to a dry suit.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Dry Suit Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Full Face Mask Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified divers with specialty training in the necessary procedures, knowledge and skills to safely dive the full face mask in open circuit dive mode as well as in the closed circuit dive mode.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No Student Kit required.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Non-Penetration Wreck Diver

This Program is designed to develop wreck diving skills to ensure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in non-penetration wreck environments.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Wreck Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Marine Ecology Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Marine Ecology Divers an overall awareness of the environment.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 10 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Marine Ecology Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Night Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Night Divers an overall awareness of the Night dive and to be able perform Night dives.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 10 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Advanced Open Water Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Open Water Toddy-Style Sidemount Diver 

Familiarize the diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for Sidemount diving. Enable divers to proficiently assemble and use Sidemount equipment. Teach divers the proper techniques to safely conduct dives that warrant the use of Sidemount equipment. Familiarize the diver with at least one of the TS Sidemount.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

      • NOTE: The Open Water Diver Program can be combined with the Open Water Sidemount Diver Program.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Open Water Sidemount Student Kit.

  • Toddy-Style Sidemount System.

Open Water DPV Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE Divers an overall awareness of the DPV dive and to be able perform DPV dives.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Open Water Sidemount Nomad Diver 

Familiarize the diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for Sidemount diving. Enable divers to proficiently assemble and use Sidemount equipment. Teach divers the proper techniques to safely conduct dives that warrant the use of Sidemount equipment. Familiarize the diver with at least one of the Dive Rite Nomad Family

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

    • NOTE: The Open Water Diver Program can be combined with the Open Water Sidemount Diver Program.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Open Water Sidemount Student Kit.

  • Dive Rite Sidemount System.

Open Water SEACRAFT DPV Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE Divers an overall awareness of the DPV dive and to be able perform DPV dives. Familiarize the diver with at least one of the SEACRAFT DPV family.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • SEACRAFT DPV

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Recreational Essentials Diver

This mid-level Specialty Continuing Education Diver Program is designed to enable the certified diver to extend proficiency in the water and to review and put in practice the Essentials learned in any IANTD diver classes. This systematic learning and professional training is designed to enhance the student’s personal and team underwater skills. Development of buoyancy, trim, balance and propulsion. Refine and expand fundamental diving skills. Equipment Streamlining and configuration. Diving safety, situational awareness and accident prevention. Enhanced Dive planning and gas management. Decompression overview and minimum decompression procedures. This program is designed for divers who wish to increase their skill competency by further developing their diving skills to be safer, more comfortable and more efficient in the water while expanding the divers basic diving skills to take more advanced recreational and/or technical diving programs

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Essentials Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Scientific Diver

To provide training in techniques for collection of data underwater to support scientific investigations and survey objectives. To meet the requirements of industry-standard ‘Phase 2’ techniques, including Habitat recognition, structured recording of habitats, identification skills, specimen collection/preservation, quadrat recording, core sampling and imaging and postprocessing. Training in safe diving operations while using scientific survey tools and techniques, including team procedures and communications. Awareness of local legal rtegulations and community requirements. To meet the requirements of European Scientific diver and CMAS scientific diver qualifications

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Rescue Diver or equivalent.

    • NOTE: Diver shall be certified as Surface Supplied Diver if any dive will be done using surface supplied source.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 60 logged dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Use of course specific manual.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

U/W Photography Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified U/W Photography Divers an overall awareness of the U/W Photography dive and to be able perform U/W Photography dives.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience requered.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • U/W Photography Student Kit

  • An U/W Camera.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Surface Supplied Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified divers with specialty training in Surface Supplied Diving.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • No previous certification is required.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Surface Supplied System

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

U/W Action Camera Diver 

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified U/W Action Camera Divers to effectively capture amazing video footage underwater with Action Camera Systems. Divers get an overall awareness of the U/W Action camera dive and to be able perform U/W Action Camera dives.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience requered.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • U/W Action Camera Student Kit

  • An Action Camera.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

U/W Videography Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified U/W Videography Divers an overall awareness of the U/W Videography dive and to be able perform U/W Videography dives.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience requered.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • U/W Action Camera Student Kit

  • An U/W Video Camera.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Wall Diver

These Programs have been designed to provide qualified Wall Divers on how to use, take care and deal will specific emergencies related to a wall diving.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Open Water Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • No student kit is required.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions