Peak Performance Buoyancy: 2 dives; one of the most important courses you can take. Divers who've mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. This course refines the basic skills you learned and elevates them to the next level.
Boat Diver Specialty: 2 dives; In this course, you will be familiarized with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving from a boat. It will also build an increased awareness and knowledge base about basic understanding of boat functions and procedures, and navigation techniques from working with charts to GPS (Global Positioning System). With this new knowledge you will develop confidence to dive on boats, a better appreciation and respect of the responsibility that a Boat Captain (and his crew) has and with this new awareness, act appropriately.
Night Diver Specialty: dive light rental, 3 dives; This course covers: night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. How to control your buoyancy at night; entries, exits and underwater navigation at night; nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different.
Digital U/W Photographer: camera rental, 1-2 dive; If you want to take better digital photos underwater, this course will teach you how. Pre-registration includes eLearning.
U/W Navigation Diver Specialty: 3 dives; Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.
U/W Naturalist Specialty: 2 dives; You will build an increased awareness and knowledge base about our underwater environment. With this new knowledge you will develop a better appreciation and respect of the responsibility that comes with this new awareness. What is ecology and what is an ecosystem? You've heard this terms but what do they really mean and how does it apply to what we see underwater and contrast to our terrestrial environment.
Project Aware Specialty: no dives, no age limit; Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference. You can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment.
O2 ADMINISTRATION & FIRST AID: no dives, PADI Distinctive; Specialty, no age limit; As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
NEW Pirate Diver Specialty: 2 dives; Arr, matey, calling all pirate
divers! Elements of being a pirate diver are the use of treasure maps,
deciphering clues with a buddy and unlocking chests to find their treasure. You
will be challenged to use your compass navigation skills and more during 2 dives. This course refines the basic skills you
learned and elevates them to the next level.
NEW Shark Awareness Specialty: 2 dives; Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems. They maintain a balance in populations of prey species and keep the ocean healthy by removing ill or diseased animals. They are an important resource supporting local economies through fishing and as an attraction to dive tourists. But sharks are in a global decline. Overfishing has reduced many shark populations around the world to levels that threaten their continued existence. In this Course, AWARE Shark Conservation, we will show you why sharks are so important and the things we can all do to help protect our friends the sharks. We hope after this course you will become a champion of shark protection and take action to help the sharks!
NEW Fish ID Specialist: 2 dives Be a fish watcher & identification specialist! Be the diver everyone wants to dive with because you know the names of the fish they will see. It will familiarize you with the role you play in preserving the aquatic environment. Also, it will introduce you to the fish species you are likely to see on a dive in our local waters. Being more knowledgeable about the fish you encounter will enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of various aquatic ecosystems and it will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct fish counts.
NEW Search & Recovery Specialty: 4 dives. Pre-requisite: U/W Navigation Specialty or Advanced Open Water; It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.
NEW Deep Diver Specialty: 4 dives; minimum 15 years old and minimum pre-requisite certification level: Adventure Diver or equivalent: The Deep Diver course can build on the skills you acquired as part of the Advanced Diver course to help enable you to make deep dives safely and more effectively. Covers purpose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment (additions and modifications), air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures (including location and transportation to a hyperbaric chamber) and depth limits for recreational diving.
All programs are limited, and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. Educational Materials & Certification Card included. Minimum enrollments of 4 participants per program per week. For Scuba diving programs, participant must be certified diver.
MINIMUM AGE: Any age for non-diving specialties, but you must be 12 years old (unless noted) on the week you arrive at Camp for all scuba diving (National Boy Scout rule). Sorry, no exceptions. Note: various specialties have pre-requisites. Non diving programs have no age limit.
REGISTER: Sign-up with Malibu Divers 310-456-2396. Space is limited, sign-up early!
RELEASES: You will be emailed all additional information including releases. They are provided here for reference. Follow all the directions and fill them out completely and bring them with you to Camp. Any questions or need more information - contact us.