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El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingOpen Water Diver
Monday June 18th, 2018
Two Week Format
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingOpen Water Certification
Saturday June 30th, 2018
Local Certification
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingGroup Pool Refresher
Saturday July 7th, 2018
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingTry SCUBA Diving
Saturday July 7th, 2018
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingOpen Water Diver
Monday July 9th, 2018
Three Week Format
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingEnriched Air Nitrox
Wednesday July 18th, 2018
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingNavigation Diver
Thursday July 19th, 2018
El Mar Diving Center Scuba TrainingReAct Right
Saturday July 21st, 2018
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Specialty Diver

Open Water Diver training is designed to give you the basic knowledge and skills needed to explore the underwater environment. Specialty training takes you beyond those basic skills and prepares you to dive in a variety of situations and conditions, while increasing your confidence, making you a more comfortable and safe diver. New skills such as navigation, underwater photography, deep diving or night diving, broaden your diving experience, increase your appreciation for the underwater world, and are a whole lot of fun! Learn these skills with safety and confidence, under the guidance of a El Mar Diving Center Instructor.

The primary goal of any El Mar Diving Center 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.

El Mar Diving Centers Specialty Diver Program is designed to be taken right after the Open Water Course. This program consists of 2 Specialty Courses (4 dives) and is the next level of SSI Certification after Open Water Diver. Underwater Navigation, Night/Limited Visibility, Underwater Photography, Boat Diving, and Buoyancy Diver, are just a few of the new skill sets you can learn. With the SSI program, you can take the Specialties that interest you the most while working towards higher certifications!

The Specialty Diver Certification consists of two Specialty Courses and the completion of 12 logged dives (including your Open Water certification dives). These can be made by diving on your own or by joining us on our Social Beach Dives @ Lake Pleasant, San Carlos Mexico Caravan Trips, or by taking more Specialty Courses.

Course Fee: FREE with completion of Two El Mar Diving Center Specialties


  • Specialty Diver Certification Card with your specialties listed and current number of logged dives

Required Equipment

  • Total Diving System
  • Tanks & Weights


Stop by El Mar Diving Center, or call (480) 833-2971 for more information.