Diving Specialities

DIVING SPECIALITIES

Last update 30-11-2020

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SPECIALIZED COURSES

Administration O2

Diver stress & rescue 
Enriched Air Nitrox 
Wreck approach
Penetration of a wreck
Dry suit / Dry clothing
Buoyancy 
Ice diving
Navigation
Deep dive
Search and recovery
Diving science 
Scooter
Night dive 


Administration O2
Knowing how and when to use oxygen in an emergency is an essential skill to possess and means that you are ready to help others when necessary. Obtaining the patent in Oxygen Therapy (PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider) allows you to breathe easy because you can recognize diving accidents to be treated with oxygen and are ready to offer help.

There are no pre-requisites, age restrictions or in-water sessions for this course - it is open to everyone. Divers, snorkelers and everyone around the divers - boat crew, lifeguards, etc. - will benefit from this training.
Details: ​
  • Minimum age: NA
  • Prerequisite: NA 
  • Number of theoretical sessions: 2
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 8 heures 

Diver stress & rescue 
Stress is one of the main causes of diving accidents and has a negative impact on rescue situations. This program allows you to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to recognize and manage stress, prevent accidents and react correctly to emergency situations encountered by freedivers. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program, 
    candidates must hold a first aid certificate with CPR
  • Number of theoretical sessions: 2
  • Number of pool sessions: 2 (+1 optional)
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 3
  • Maximum depth: 30 meters / 100 feet
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 10 to 15 hours

Enriched Air Nitrox 
The Enriched Air Nitrox SSI program allows you to learn how to plan dives and safely perform dives with mixtures of air enriched up to 40% oxygen. Compared to air, Nitrox diving increases no-decompression limits, increases safety and reduces surface interval times. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions:
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 
  • Maximum depth: 
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours
  • Specific hardware consideration: Knowledge program

Wreck approach
Many of the best dive sites in the world are man-made reefs or wrecks that have sunk over time. This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to safely dive above and around these underwater treasures. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Wreck Diving SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions:1 
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: According to the diver's age
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Penetration of a wreck
This program provides the knowledge and experience necessary to perform wreck dives, with limited penetrations, in a ceiling environment. You will learn how to use specific buoyancy and kicking techniques as well as how to use a safety line and suitable lighting while using a Standard or Extended Range configuration. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the SSI Advanced Wreck Diving Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Prerequisite: Advanced open water diver, Deep dive, Wreck approach, Nitrox enriched air and at least 24 validated dives.
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Modular
  • Number of pool sessions: Modular
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 12 hours

Dry suit / Dry clothing
This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to dive, safely and comfortably, using dry clothing. You will learn about the specific requirements for dry-suit diving: how to use this new equipment, what are its benefits and how to deal with emergencies unique to dry-suit diving. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Dry Suit Diving SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: 6
  • Number of pool sessions:1 compulsory before diving in a natural environment
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: 
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 30 meters / 100 feet (For 12-14 years old: 18 meters / 60 feet)

Buoyancy 

Do you want to develop control over your buoyancy, minimize your breathable gas consumption or move effortlessly above the bottom? The Perfect Buoyancy SSI program teaches you the skills and techniques necessary to optimize your dives, increase your comfort underwater and optimize the use of your equipment. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Perfect Buoyancy SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions: 1 or +
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 
  • Maximum depth: 
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Ice diving
This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and comfortably dive under ice. You will learn about the specific requirements for diving in a ceiling environment, the techniques and means of communication and the specific equipment used for ice diving. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Ice Diving SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: 1
  • Number of pool sessions: 1
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: 30 meters / 100 feet
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Navigation
This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to orient yourself safely and comfortably underwater while diving. You will learn how to use a compass, natural orientation techniques, estimating a distance, basic orientation procedures as well as how to go to and return from a target. At the end of this program, you will obtain the SSI Navigation Specialty certification.


Details:

  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions: 
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: According to the diver's age
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Deep dive
Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper waters. Without proper training, this type of diving can be risky. The Deep Diving SSI Specialty allows you to learn how to plan and perform dives in complete safety and comfort, beyond 18 meters. This is also a prerequisite for advanced training. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Deep Diving SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: 1
  • Number of pool sessions: 
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 3
  • Maximum depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Search and recovery
This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and conduct search and recovery dives in complete safety. You will learn about search procedures, specific dive planning, specific communication underwater and the recovery of small and medium sized objects using specific equipment such as lifting parachutes. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Search and Recovery SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions: 1 compulsory before diving in a natural environment
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: According to the diver's age
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Diving science 

This program develops an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. This program is required for most Dive Professional SSI programs as well as some Extended Range programs. Upon completion of this program, you will earn the Science of Diving SSI certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions: 
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 
  • Maximum depth: 
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 12 to 20 hours

Scooter

This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and conduct dives, in complete safety, using an underwater scooter or a diver's thruster (DPV). You will discover the special precautions for the use of a Scooter / DPV, how to keep contact between team members and how to control your equipment to safely enjoy these new diving experiences with a Scooter / DPV. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the SSI Scooter / DPV Diving Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: 1
  • Number of pool sessions: 1
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: According to the diver's age
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Night dive 

This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to dive safely and comfortably at night or in conditions of limited visibility. Some of the most amazing creatures in the marine environment only come out at night. Your dive must therefore end after sunset. You will learn how to get in and out of the water, use specific equipment as well as how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. Upon completion of this program, you will obtain the Night Diving & Limited Visibility SSI Specialty certification.

Details: ​
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Prerequisite: Open water diver
  • Number of theoretical sessions: Online program
  • Number of pool sessions:
  • Number of dives in a natural environment: 2
  • Maximum depth: According to the diver's age
  • Suggested duration for the training program: 6 to 10 hours

Specialties prices
 
 NAME  CUSTOMER BASE  CODE  DATE  SRP* NSRP*
 Administration O2    NA   On reservation   145 $   185 $ 
 Diver Stress & Rescue  12 yrs  AQU2021011302UC  3, 6 et 10 fév.  399 $   489 $ 
 Enriched air Nitrox  10 yrs   NA   On reservation   169 $   209 $ 
 Wreck approach  10 yrs    NA   On reservation   159 $   185 $ 
 Penetration of a wreck  15 yrs    NA   On reservation    259 $   305 $ 
 Dry suite / Dry clothing     NA   On reservation   199 $   235 $ 
 Flottabilité     NA   On reservation    179 $   219 $ 
 Ice diving     NA   On reservation    259 $   305 $ 
 Navigation     NA   On reservation   199 $   235 $ 
 Deep dive     NA   On reservation   299 $   399 $ 
 Search and recovery     NA   On reservation   199 $   225 $ 
 Diving science     NA   On reservation   219 $   269 $ 
 Scooter     NA   On reservation   349 $   409 $ 
 Night dive     NA   On reservation   195 $   215 $ 
* Payment must be made partly to the recreation department for dives in a protected environment and the other part to the diving school for outings in the natural environment.​ 

Registration

Online if you have an account with the Valcartier Base Community Recreation Department
Open an Account with the Valcartier Base Community Recreation Department
By email, by contacting the Aquatic Programs Coordinator

Photo Authorization Form

To complete the photo authorization form, click HERE
 

Contact 
For any questions regarding the various diving courses offered, contact the person in charge of the diving school, Louis Guay at 418-570-9118 or at lguay18@gmail.com. 
To request registration support, you can contact the Aquatic Programs Coordinator at 418-844-5000, ext. 4138 or by email at perreault.genevieve@sbmfc.com.

To consult the website of the Louis Guay diving school, click HERE