Continuing education options

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Expand your skillset and knowledge with these six options:

SDI Advanced Diver
SDI Advanced Adventurer

All prices quoted are in U.S. dollars. No Hidden Costs!
Our price includes the use of all scuba equipment, instructor time, pool usage, dives, transfers to and from the boat, licensing fees and eLearning.

 

Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver - $199

  • ½-day course - No Dive Required

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI specialty. 

Saba offers spectacular deep dives. We want you to get the most enjoyment (and safety) out of every dive! Doing this course on Saba comes with free Nitrox for the remainder of your stay ($59 value).

Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
SDI Computer Nitrox

SDI Computer Nitrox - $149

  • ½-day course - No Dive Required

Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.
 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and equipment considerations for using nitrox

  • How to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer

  • Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing nitrox mixtures, how to analyze a nitrox mixture

 
 

Advanced Open Water Diver - $599

  • 2-day course - 5 Dives

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it's like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI specialty certifications.

Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, and Underwater Navigation.

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SDI Advanced Adventurer - $599

  • TBD

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your knowledge but would like to see what is out there first, then the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The SDI Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different SDI specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education.

The remaining specialty dives you can opt for include:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control

  • Altitude Diver

  • Boat Diver

  • Computer Nitrox Diver

  • Drift Diver

  • Marine Ecosystem Awareness

  • Many more!
     

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five specialties selected; not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards the completion of a specialty certification.

 

SDI Advanced Diver - $849

  • TBD

The SDI Advanced Diver Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers.” During the course, your Instructor will take you through four complete SDI, TDI, or ERDI specialty courses (for example; Deep, Navigation, Photo, Video, Intro to Tech, Tender, etc.) covering all the skills and subjects, so that by the end you will feel comfortable to conduct dives of a similar nature. Once you have logged your 25th dive (these can include any and all training dives), visit your local SDI facility with your logbook and verification of completing four SDI, TDI, and ERDI specialties and you will be awarded the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification.


By earning the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification you will have increased abilities and comfort in the water and be ready for the next step, SDI Rescue Diver.

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Master Scuba Diver

Master Scuba Diver

  • Custom Course - Depends on History

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you've spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver.

The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

 

Emergency 1st Response - $199

  • 1 day course - 0 Dives

Emergency First Response primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive. Learn how to perform CPR, provide first aid that eases pain, assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting. An EFR certification or proof of a recent CPR and First Aid course is a pre-requisite for Rescue Diver enrollment.

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SDI Rescue Diver

SDI Rescue Diver - $549

  • TBD

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. After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.

 

 
 

Rescue Diver - $599

  • 3-day course - 3 Dives

The PADI Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.

Discover why countless divers say Rescue Diver is their favorite scuba course.

PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs. This course teaches you and assesses you on:

  • panicked diver response

  • dive accident scenarios

  • egress (exits)

  • in-water artificial respiration

  • missing diver procedures

  • emergency management and equipment considerations

  • self-rescue and diver stress

  • swimming and non-swimming assists

  • first aid procedures for pressure related accidents

  • surfacing the unconscious diver

Rescue Diver
 
Divemaster - Email for Internship

Divemaster - Email for Internship

  • 14+day course

There are many reasons to become a divemaster: to work and travel, to share your love of the underwater world with others, or simply for the personal challenge. Along the way, you’ll meet other adventurers like you and work with experienced instructors who will help you along the way.

Divemaster is a prerequisite to becoming a scuba instructor. Before you can enroll in a PADI Divemaster course, you must be 18 years old and have the following certifications:

  • Open Water Diver

  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Rescue Diver

  • Emergency First Response

(or equivalent CPR and First Aid training within 24 months)

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!