|An Underwater Connection NJ encourages you to explore the other two-thirds of our planet. Discover the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, the exotic South Pacific Islands, the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea of Australia, or local lakes, reservoirs, and Atlantic Ocean. Our staff certifies divers every month in recreational and professional diving from the Open Water student to the Assistant Instructor.||
An Underwater Connection NJ offers several PADI and DAN training classes for people interested in scuba diving. We have listed the natural progression for diving for your information.
is a free introduction to the world of scuba diving. Discover Scuba is a two hour session, which allows the student to learn about diving as a
recreational sport. The session consists of a short video in the class, an orientation to scuba equipment, and a pool session.
Open Water is the first level of certification in the PADI progression. You'll experience 9 hours of classroom training and 6 hours of pool training before heading to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for Open Water Certification at the Dutch Springs Diving and Recreiational Facility. Students learn to perform underwater and surface skills that will make recreational diving as enjoyable as possible. The package includes classroom materials, class and pool sessions. The student pays for entry into Dutch Springs.
Advanced Open Water is a great way to fine tune the skills you learned during your Open Water Course. The Advanced Course expands on your basic knowledge of diving and develops new skills, including Night Diving, Deep Diving, Underwater Navigation, Multilevel Diving and Search and Recovery.
Rescue Diver is one of the toughest courses PADI has designed. The Rescue Diver Course is designed for the diver who wants to be able to handle diving accidents should they occur. The skills you'll develop in the Rescue Diver Course will build your confidence in anticipating, preventing, and handling diving accidents. This course is a prerequisite to become a diving professional, or a Master Scuba Diver. After completing this course, you will have a sense of pride and accomplishment that is hard to duplicate.
Divemaster is the first level of professional diving. The Divemaster (DM) is the backbone of the training sessions. The DM provides the instructor with the material support in the class, pool, and open water, and assists students with all matters of their training.
Schedule is coordinated between students and the instructor.
Assistant Instructor (AI) consists of several challenging sessions conducted over several weeks. This course gives the student practical experience in how all phases of PADI entry-level and continuing education diver training is organized and conducted. This is also a great opportunity to develop instructional skills through teaching segments of classroom, confined and open-water training sessions with actual students. Once certified, the AI can teach Scuba Reviews, Snorkeling Classes, Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, and the Equipment Specialty. As an Assistant Instructor you will be taking a big step towards becoming an Instructor.
Scuba Tune-Up is a private refresher course for the diver that hasn't been diving in awhile. The Scuba Tune-Up is a private lesson scheduled at the student's leisure. The course is two to four hours and consists of a video and dive table review in the classroom and an Open Water skill circuit review in the pool. Fee includes workbook and equipment use.
DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies This course, Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies, or Aquatic Oxygen Provider, represents training designed to educate the public to
recognize possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services
(EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.
DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries provider ("DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider") program is designed to:
DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries The objectives of this course are to train and educate the general diving public and interested non-divers in the first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. In addition, this course will introduce divers to the identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
DAN Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving This course, DAN Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving, represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognize the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and Automated External Defibrillators while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
DAN Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognize the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and Automated External Defibrillators while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers The DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Provider ("DAN Neuro Provider") program is designed to: