Advanced Open Diver Specialities  
 
Cavern Diver Course
COURSE STANDARDS AND OVERVIEW
This course is designed to be an introduction to cavern diving and to help the student diver develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for cavern diving.

Prerequisite Certification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification
Minimum Age: 18
Minimum Open Water Training: 4 dives on 2 days
Student-to-Instructor Ratio: 8:1, 2:1 for cavern penetration
Minimum Instructor Rating: Cavern Diver Specialty Instructor

Ice Diver Course
COURSE STANDARDS AND OVERVIEW
This course is designed to be an introduction to ice diving and to help the student diver develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for ice diving.

Prerequisite Certification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification
Minimum Age: 18
Minimum Open Water Training: 3 dives
Student-to-Instructor ratio: 8:1, 2:1 ice penetration
Minimum Instructor Rating: Ice Diver Specialty Instructor

Search and Recovery Diver Course
COURSE STANDARDS AND OVERVIEW
This course is designed to be an introduction to search and recovery diving and to help the student diver develop the necessary skills and knowledge for safe search and recovery diving.

Prerequisite PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Junior Advanced Certification: Open Water Diver or qualifying certification OR PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver with a PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Diver certification or qualifying certifications

Minimum Age: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: 4 dives on 2 days
Student-to-Instructor Ratio: 8:1
Minimum Instructor Rating Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Instructor

Semiclosed Rebreather Course- Dolphin/Atlantis
COURSE STANDARDS AND OVERVIEW
This course is designed to introduce divers to the Dräger Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreather and develop the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to use this type of rebreather. The course reviews the planning, organization, procedures, potential problems and hazards associated with semiclosed rebreather diving. It specifically focuses on the features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreather.

Prerequisite Certification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification, or PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification) with at least 10 logged dives beyond training dives. Plus a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification or qualifying certification

Minimum Age: 15
Minimum Confined Water Training: 1 dive
Minimum Open Water Training: 3 dives
Student-to-Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Minimum Instructor Rating Dolphin/Atlantis Semiclosed Rebreather
Specialty Instructor

Semiclosed Rebreather Course - Ray
COURSE STANDARDS AND OVERVIEW
This course is designed to introduce divers to the Dräger Ray semiclosed rebreather and develop the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to use this type of rebreather. The course reviews the planning, organization, procedures, potential problems and hazards associated with semiclosed rebreather diving. It specifically focuses on the features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the Ray semiclosed rebreather.

Prerequisite Certification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or qualifying certification, or PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification) with at least 10 logged dives beyond training dives. Plus a PADI Enriched Air Diver ertification or qualifying certification.

Minimum Age: 15
Minimum Confined Water Training: 1 dive
Minimum Open Water Training: 3 dives
Student-to-Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Minimum Instructor Rating Ray Semiclosed Rebreather
Specialty Instructor


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DAN stands for Divers Alert Network, or as it is familiarly known the 'diver's safety net' DAN was born in 1980 following the initiative of certain scientists and university professors of international standing, in the USA and in Italy, who had understood that the managing of a diving emergency requires a special knowledge, not commonly found as part of normal medical structures.