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Scuba Dive Training worldwide with Pete Bucknell

16/ Advanced Training

Improving as a diver requires a certain amount of supervision by qualified instructors who will challenge you to be a better and more skilled and knowledgable diver. You'll be surprised at how much you have to learn.

  • Open Water Training taught you about you and your equipment underwater.
  • Advanced Open Water focused on special skills & equipment, building on your training.
  • Nitrox (enriched air) covered some special gases and their uses and rules.

The next step is to do a few specialty courses that are appropriate to the type of diving you will be doing.
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Peak Performance Buoyancy class is a great way to hone your skills, while having a set of expert eyes on you to help you with your kick, your trim and weighting. You'll do exercises that will challenge you while being fun and interesting.

Navigation is a good course to take to help ensure you won't get lost underwater, and give you the confidence to venture off in a buddy pair without the need for a guide.

Deep Diver will train you to carry and use a redundant air source (a pony bottle), and you'll do some exercises at depth to learn the extent that Nitrogen Narcosis will affect you personally. You'll also learn what it feels like to have to do a longer stop to off-gas.

Photography and Video specialties are vital if you are interested in capturing images underwater. Don't feel like you need to reinvent the wheel. Learn from a pro and avoid making all the old
mistakes.

The GoPro Course will help you understand how to get the most out of your GoPro camera.
We'll work on settings, editing workflow, footage storage, shooting techniques, dive skills and safety.

Here's a
list of specialties taught by Pete.

Rescue Diver is a more advanced course which widens your awareness as a diver to encompass other divers and potential situations that might unfold around you. The decision to take this course is a no-brainer. Every diver should try to get to a level where they can maintain this global awareness underwater and deal with situations as they arise. Taking a rescue course will make you a better and safer diver.

If you are looking to take your diving to the next level, read about Technical Diving.