Continuing Education Dive Classes

Your certification as a scuba diver should be considered a license to learn. Upon certification, your experience will be limited to the sites and conditions available to you during your open water dives, and all of your dives will have been completed under the direct supervision of an instructor.

To retain and perfect your new skills, it's essential that you remain active in diving after completing your certification. This includes diving independently with a buddy you trust, joining local dive clubs, and participating in travel opportunities offered by your local dive shop.

To gain new skills and knowledge, learn about specialty areas of diving, and become acquainted with new dive locations, you can enroll in several continuing education courses offered by your instructor. In this chapter, you'll learn about the various courses available, the skills and knowledge you'll gain by completing these courses, and the requirements you must meet prior to enrolling in some of these courses.