​If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are 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 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. 


Course Prerequisites:
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent*

Blue Dolphin Dive Shop Offers All SDI Specialty Courses  

All specialty courses are $200 and requires you to purchase extra learning materials and depending on course being taken, extra dive gear. Rental and entry fees are also not included in price. Below we have listed some of our most popular courses in more detail. Call Blue Dolphin dive shop for information about courses not shown below. 

Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point.


Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent
Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a non-penetration course
Junior Open Water Divers may not participate in any penetration activities or dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
Divers must have a deep diver specialty certification or be able to provide proof of experience in order to dive deeper than 18 metres/60 feet in this course

​​​​​​SCUBA REFRESHER   $200
(1-3 years without diving)  
A skill set refresher that takes 2-3 hours of classroom, pool, and open water dives with one of our instructors.

​INACTIVE DIVER   $250 
​(Certified 10 years ago and not been diving 3-10 years) 
Work with an Instructor on all Bookwork and Pool Skills and 1 Open Water Dive

Please allow 4-6 hours.  


​Must show proof of certification & fill out a Medical & Release Form. This will need to be done at Blue Dolphin Dive Shop.​​

This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and experience on how to properly navigate underwater using both natural and compass navigation. 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.


Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age
Limits for Junior Divers:
Deep Diving: Maximum depth for divers 10-15 is 21 metres/70 feet
Dry suit; minimum age 12
Wreck: Limited penetration minimum age 15

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.


Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

SDI’s Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows.The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 18 metres/60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 40 metres/130 feet. By the end of the course your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased.


Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

​Divers often have a need, or want, to effectively communicate underwater. The SDI Full Face Mask Course is the perfect starting point. Full face mask diving allows the diver to relax and enjoy diving while not worrying about maintaining the second stage regulator. In addition, the full face mask will help insulate the diver from a coldwater environment.​


Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

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. Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, etc.


Course prerequisites:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
Minimum age 18 , 10 with parental consent


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. 


Course prerequisites:
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses.​