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MY JOURNEY IN DIVING

Courses for all levels of diving


We offer courses and instruction for all levels of drivers, from open water certification to instructor and everything in between.

Whether you're looking for a specialty certification or technical diving instruction or personalized coaching to improve your skills, we can make your scuba dreams come true.

OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

Learn to dive. E-learning convenience coupled with personalized classroom teaching provides the ultimate scuba diving learning experience 5 confined water dives to develop scuba skills 4 open water dives to use your skills and explore. Drysuit and Nitrox certifications included so you can have the best local dives possible!

SDI SPECIALTY COURSES

We offer the full range of SDI specialty courses. Our most popular courses include: dry suit diver, computer nitrox, ice, navigation, solo, sidemount, night limited visibility, advanced buoyancy control. If you are interested in any of these or any other specialty courses, please contact us.

SDI COMPUTER NITROX

The benefits of using Nitrox including: increased safety margins, reduced post dive fatigue, extended no-decompression times. Learn the physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and considerations for using nitrox. Learn how to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer and analyze a nitrox mixture.

SDI ADVANCED ADVENTURE DIVER

5 advanced dives Deep and Underwater Navigation dives required Choose 3 additional specialties from over 25 additional options.SDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

Benefits include: More bottom time Safety – redundant system Less back strain Better trim.

SDI RESCUE DIVER

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes.


PROFESSIONAL COURSES

SDI DIVEMASTER

Designed for the advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor. $695 plus books

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Designed for the dive professional looking to earn their teaching certification.

Classes


2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
SDI Underwater Navigation Diver
- Jun 05, 2022 08:00 am

*Dates are for Registration only, please contact Deep Stop to schedule your class. Divers are intensely fascinated by navigation. It allows them to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swim.Your SDI Underwater Navigation Specialty course will help you overcome the obstacles inherent to finding your way underwater. You will learn how easy and simple navigation can be and how it will help you both above and below the surface. During this course, you will review natural aids such as sand ripples or reef formations, which can accurately predict your route. Tools such as mechanical or digital compasses are a surprising challenge to the novice but we will help you unravel the challenge and teach the practical skills and techniques you'll need to use them effectively. This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and experience on how to properly navigate underwater using both natural and compass navigation.

Cost: $ 215.00 - $ 344.00
SDI Open Water Diver
- Jun 05, 2022 02:00 pm

Learn to dive. Upon successful completion of this course you will be certified as an Open Water Diver with additional Nitrox and Drysuit certifications. E-learning convenience coupled with personalized classroom teaching provides the ultimate scuba diving learning experience confined water dives to develop scuba skills open water dives to use your skills and explore. Books and rental included, 10% discount on equipment for duration of the class. The date selected is the pool start date. You will be contacted to schedule a meeting at the shop for gear selection and fitting prior to your first pool session. You will be issued elearning at the time and schedule your water time.

Cost: $ 799.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
SDI Dry Suit Diver
- Jun 12, 2022 08:00 am

The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed ? they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

Cost: $ 215.00 - $ 344.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver
- Jul 08, 2022 05:00 pm

*Dates are for Registration only, please contact Deep Stop to schedule your class. Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. By becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver will be able to enjoy night diving with maximum safety.

Cost: $ 344.00
SDI Open Water Diver
- Jul 10, 2022 02:00 pm

Learn to dive. Upon successful completion of this course you will be certified as an Open Water Diver with additional Nitrox and Drysuit certifications. E-learning convenience coupled with personalized classroom teaching provides the ultimate scuba diving learning experience confined water dives to develop scuba skills open water dives to use your skills and explore. Books and rental included, 10% discount on equipment for duration of the class. The date selected is the pool start date. You will be contacted to schedule a meeting at the shop for gear selection and fitting prior to your first pool session. You will be issued elearning at the time and schedule your water time.

Cost: $ 799.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
2 hours of pool time at the Skaneateles YMCA. Just practice and play in the pool! Minimum 3 divers or we reschedule. No gear included.

Cost: $ 35.00
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