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Recreational Certification Classes

Open Water Classes

Open Water Diver Course teaches student divers foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. Candidates must be at least 10 years old. Private classes are available upon request at an additional fee.

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Diver Program provides divers with a structured means to explore special diving interests and gain dive experience. Participating in thiscourse is often the first step novice divers take after their initial certification: however, all divers benefit from the program’s flexibility and the opportunity it provides for discovery and exploration.The program allowsstudent divers to customize their training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities as divers.Candidatesmust be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent and be at least 12 years old.

Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver Course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. RescueDivers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver Rating is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership training (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor). Rescue Diver training readies student divers to help prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies using a variety of techniques.The course is designed to be demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course will be enjoyable and build diver confidence. Candidates must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have equivalent rating and proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation. Candidates must be 12 years of age or older and have successfully completed a sanctioned course in CPR within the past 2 years.

Specialty Diver

All divers have special interests. The various Specialty Diver Courses let students explore interests and learn necessary skills under the supervisionof an Instructor. Choose from a number of PADI Specialty courses.

Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver Rating is the highest recreational rating in the PADI Program, and denotes superior achievement and proficiency. Candidates must be Advanced Open Water Diver and a PADI Rescue Diver, with certifications in any 5 PADI Specialty ratings. In addition, candidatesmust also show proof of 50 logged dives. Current PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors can attain this rating by showing certifications in any 5 PADI Specialties.

New Wave Diver Certification Classes

For additional information on any of our classes please call: (419) 734-2240 or e-mail at info@newwavescuba.com

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