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PADI Instructors who have special scuba diving interests and expertise can write their own specialty diver courses. The distinctive specialty courses described here are ones that Calypso Instructors can teach.  

AWARE - Shark Conservation Diver

Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a nondiving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your  Advanced Open Water Diver certification, ask your instructor about earning credit.

Computers In The Classroom

Learn the features of the Aqua Lung computers, learn how to set your settings and alarms, and learn what they mean and how they interact with other settings to give you the information you see.

Florida Keys Wreck Diver

Dive several wreck that are found in the Florida Keys. Learn why the Keys are so treacherous for ships.

Invasive Lionfish Tracker

Native to the Pacific Ocean, lionfish are progressively invading the north-western Atlantic and the Caribbean, where they have no natural predators. Learn what action is needed to control the lionfish population and, during two scuba dives, learn practical ways to safely and humanely capture and euthanize these fish.

Sea Turtle Awareness

There has been a steady decline in worldwide sea turtle populations, but there are ways to fight this. Learn basic sea turtle identification, how to record sightings and conservation steps you can take. The course includes two scuba dives or two snorkeling excursions.

Spiegel Grove Diver

Learn the history of the Spiegel Grove wreck and dive several times on it to explore the details of the wreck.

Spring Diver

Learn how the water flows from a rain drop, gets absorbed in the ground, makes it through the aquafer, and comes out in the beautiful springs.  Learn how to identify how much water comes out of a spring. 

Zombie Apocalypse Diver

Test your knowledge and skills learned in other PADI dive courses.  Navigation, search and recovery, peak performancy buoyancy, emergency primary and secondary care, providing oxygen, and must more are some of the skills used to survive this apocalypse.  Wear your best zombie outfit and makeup and have your picture taken which will then be used on your certification card.

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