Sea Saba Continuing Education Options
Expand your skillset and knowledge with these six options:
An Adventure Dive
Who doesn't need a little adventure...
PADI's Advanced Open Water ("AOW") training program, like the Open Water course, is modular. If you do not have time to complete the entire AOW Course (5 dives), you can do just one or two dives and receive documentation to become certified as an Adventure Diver or AOW Diver. This system allows you to upgrade or finish the course at another time or even at another destination. As an example, if you are a newer diver visiting Saba, doing your first deep dive as an Adventure Dive is the ideal solution to give you the knowledge and confidence to dive our pinnacle dives or your first-night dive in the safest scenario. You will receive the same academic material for this dive as you would conduct this dive as part of your Advanced Open Water training. The material is designed for home study with a 10-question Knowledge Review. One of our experienced instructors will meet with you to further discuss and review the academic portion of the course. On the required dive, a dedicated instructor will be assigned to you to conduct the required skills as well as focusing their attention on you and the specific open water training. You will receive documentation of the Adventure Dive to use toward a next certification level and/or to show other dive centers the additional training and experience you now have.
Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver
Adventure and beyond...
PADI's Adventures In Diving program fine-tunes your dive skills and allows you to explore all that diving has to offer. The Adventures In Diving program offers you a structured program where you gain additional experience and skills under the guidance of a PADI Professional. Deep and Navigation dives are mandatory. On Saba, you can choose other diving areas that interest you: Drift Diver, Multi-Level Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photographer, Night Diver, Search and Recovery, Project AWARE and Fish Identification. (We have no ice, wrecks or mountain lakes or need to wear a drysuit.) You can even do a nitrox training dive as one of your electives. With this choice, you can also use this dive training toward obtaining your Nitrox certification and save.
The PADI Adventures In Diving program offers two certification options. Complete any three Adventure Dives to earn the PADI Adventure Diver rating. Complete the Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives and three additional Adventure Dives (five total) and earn a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Divers between the ages of 12-14 who complete the dives can earn a PADI Junior Adventure Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver rating.
Master Scuba Diver
Be your best with Sea Saba!
If you are the type of person who enjoys learning and feeling that you are on the top of your game, becoming a Master Scuba Diver is a great goal. To accomplish this certification, you must be certified in 5 distinct PADI specialties. Discussions of timing and pricing are on a case-by-case basis as you can offset the required dives for each specialty if you have covered one or more of those dives in another course (i.e. if you want to do a specialty course in Navigation with 3 required dives, you will only need to do 2 dives as you already did one of the required dives in your Advanced course.
Emergency 1st Response
Want to be ready in an emergency? Then this program is for you. The PADI Emergency First Response program covers basic training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency care. In addition, it’s a medically based program covering primary care, secondary care and treatments following national consensus guidelines. An EFR certification or proof of a recent CPR and First Aid course is a pre-requisite for Rescue Diver enrollment.
Rescue Diver and EFR
To the rescue...
you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the PADI Rescue Diver program! The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs. This course teaches you and assesses you on:
diving first aid
panicked diver response
dive accident scenarios
in-water artificial respiration
missing diver procedures
emergency management and
prevention of problems before
self-rescue and diver stress
swimming and non-swimming assists
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
surfacing the unconscious diver
Make your hobby a career!
Considering making your hobby your career? Or perhaps you just want to be as knowledgeable as possible about your sport. Becoming a divemaster is the first step in becoming a professional diver. A divemaster is someone who:
Has a high level of personal diving skill.
Has instructor level knowledge of diving theory.
Has had significant training to assist an instructor during training activities.
Is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit other divers.
If you simply want to "collect a badge", Sea Saba is not the place. If you are serious about expanding your diving skills and abilities to accomplish the next step in diver training, Sea Saba promises a thorough and fulfilling course, one that we will proudly sign our name to. Be ready!
*prices are in U.S. dollars and based on 3 persons. No Hidden Costs! Our price includes the use of all scuba equipment, instructor time, pool usage, academic materials or e-learning access, transfers to and from the boat, licensing fees. Prices do not include Saba Marine Park fees of $3/dive.