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ADVANCED DIVING - Continuing Your Dive Education



Your Open Water Diver course taught you the basics…now it’s time for additional skills and fun! PADI Continuing Education courses introduce you to advanced diving opportunities while expanding your diving skill set.  Offering a complete selection of PADI Continuing

Education courses including Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air (Nitrox), Specialty, Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses, discover your next adventure with Jerry Bayus and RecTEC Divers!


Individual courses vary in length from a half-day to spending a weekend or two at one of our local quarry's.  You will receive your certification for the course upon completion of all required dives and additional training requirements.

In two days, complete five Adventure Dives to earn your Advanced Open Water Certification.
PADI requires Deep and Underwater Navigator dives as well as your choice of three additional
Adventure Dives to complete the course. Choose from:  Drift, Boat, WreckNight, Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance BuoyancyDigital UnderwaterPhotographySearch and Recovery, and Dry Suit among the most popular.   You can also complete your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver certification at the same time as almost any Continuing Education course!  Class time is completed at the Quarry in between dives.  (Courses underlined are most common choices)

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Included with your PADI AOW Course:  Five Adventure Dives, air or nitrox tank rentals, weights, weight belt, training materials, certification and instructor fees.


Requirements:  Students must provide their own gear, or alternatively rent gear from us. You must be certified as an Open Water Diver to participate in this course.  Minimum age of 15 (or 12 for Junior Advanced).  In addition, each of your Adventure Dives can be credited towards the first dives of correlating PADI Specialty courses.  The Advanced course pairs perfectly with the Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course as well!

PADI SPECIALTY COURSES AND INSTRUCTION   (See the Dive Specialties page for details about individual Specialty courses)

Dreaming of exploring the interior of a wreck?  Looking to explore beyond 100 feet?  We always need to practice our buoyancy skills?  Curious to learn more about the coral reef ecosystem and marine species that surround you in our oceans?  Or maybe you're nterested in earning your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating?  Let Jerry Bayus and RecTEC Divers help you accomplish your diving dreams!


With PADI Specialty courses and instruction, you learn the dive skills, knowledge, and planning that is necessary to safely and enjoyably conduct special interest dives.  Individual specialty courses and instruction vary in length from half-day to two days. 

Call or email us for scheduling details!

PADI RESCUE DIVER  (See the Rescue Diver page for more information)
Become a PADI Rescue Diver and expand your knowledge and experience as you learn to look beyond yourself, and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Your PADI Rescue Diver training prepares you to help prevent problems, and manage dive emergencies by incorporating a variety of techniques over a 3-4 day period. Although the course prepares you for serious diving situations, building your confidence, understanding, experience, and skills, it easily ranks as a favorite among divers because it’s so much fun!. 

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Included is:  Air tank rentals, weights and weight belt, training materials, certification, and instructor fees.  PADI Rescue Diver entails both class and pool time.


Requirements: Students must provide their own gear, or alternatively can rent gear from us. You must be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver and an Emergency First Responder (or equivalent CPR and First Aid) to participate in this course.  Minimum of 12 years old.    (If you don't currently have CPR and First Aid certifications, we can provide that for you too.  See below for EFR and the DAN Training tab)

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER (EFR)  (See the EFR page for more information)
The Emergency First Responder course trains you in the basics of emergency care including CPR,
First Aid and AED.  Completed in one day, your Emergency First Responder course is a
prerequisite for your PADI Rescue Diver, Divemaster, and Instructor courses. This course is
available for both divers and non-divers and follows all recommendations of the American Heart
Association and ILCOR.

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Are you a Rescue Diver interested in taking your recreational diving education to its limits?  Do you want more diving knowledge, understanding, and experience?  If you answered yes, you should consider earning your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest rating awarded to recreational divers.  With RecTEC Divers, you will complete five PADI Specialty courses of your choice.  Typical selections might include PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox), Wreck, Deep, Boat, and Underwater Navigator and Search & Recovery Diver courses, but you are welcome to coordinate your course selections with your PADI Instructor.  All PADI Specialty courses are applicable for your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Requirements:  You earn the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating after successful completion of your Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver courses, complete at least 50 logged dives, and five PADI Specialty courses. As a Master Scuba Diver, you are well qualified to begin your training as a PADI Divemaster.


We include: Five Specialty courses, 12 dives, air tank rentals (unless specified), weights and weight belt, training materials, certification and instructor fees.

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Already certified as Advanced and Rescue Diver with 50 logged dives and a few PADI Specialty courses?
No problem, we can help you acquire any additional PADI Specialty courses needed until you have completed five total.  All PADI
Specialty courses are applicable for your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.  Contuct us for details!

Your first step to Professional Training! The Padi Divemaster Course ranks as an absolute must for anyone interested in working in the Dive Profession. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.  PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster, you will be authorized to:
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and    
  directing dives
- Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
- If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover
  Scuba Diving program

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- Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer


- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the 'tour' portion of Open Water diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of

   two student divers per certified divemaster

- Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:

  • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises

  • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)

- Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor

- Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission

- Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have

    satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor

- Teach Emergency First Reponse courses after successfully completing an EFR Instructor Course


Included is:  Required study and reference materials, air tank rentals (unless specified) and air fills,  and instructor fees.  As a Divemaster Candidate, you are expected to own most, if not all of the dive gear necessary to be a 'dive professional'.  


Requirements: 18 years of age; Students must provide their own gear, or alternatively can rent gear from us;  A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization);  A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization);  An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months;  Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification;  Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

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