Emergency First Responder
This course is designed to provide the basics steps of CPR, First Aid, the use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and an introduction to administration of oxygen. Regardless of whether you're a diver or non-diver, young or old...EVERYONE should be able to offer help in the event of a medical emergency.  Invest 4 hrs... someone's life may depend on it. 
    Prerequisite: None   (Course required for Rescue Diver certification)
    Course tuition:$85     Booklet $19.95
    Those participating in Rescue Diver receive $20 discount
Rescue Diver
Few scuba courses are more valuable or more fun than Rescue Diver.  There are 3 parts to completing this certification: Academics, Pool Skill/Surface Skills and Underwater Problem Solving skills.  
This is NOT a Life-Saving course, but the information gained can save your life... or your buddy's.
    Prerequisite: Academic and Pool skills - Open Water
                       Underwater scenarios - AOW
    Academic material: $37 book   $29 DVD   
    Course tuition: $70 per session     
    Those participating in Rescue Diver receive $20 discount off EFR course tuition
Note from Jim... Ocean Explorers has always held a conservative diving practices by stressing safe diving through the use of good equipment, education and practice. It is my personal opinion that you are not a true "Diver" until you own your own equipment, know how to use it properly and have achieved a Rescue Diver rating.
Deep Diver Specialty
Although any dive that exceeds 60 ft is considered a "deep dive", through a combination of classroom and training dives, this course expands diving skills and knowledge allowing divers to plan no decompression dives to the recreational limit of 130ft. Deep Diver Specialty is your "Passport" to exploring a new world of diving possibilities.   For those satisfied with staying a little shallower, don't disregard this course.  The information and skills learned are applicable to ALL dives.
        Prerequisite: AOW, 15 yrs old, approx 30 logged dives
        Academic material: Book/DVD $59
        Course tuition: $125   (Processing fee $25   Classroom session $20    Training dives $20 per dive)

Nitrox Tank            Nitrox Specialty  

The Nitrox (Enriched Air) Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive dives.    This is the entry-level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize Nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using Nitrox mixes from twenty two (22) to forty (40) percent oxygen content.
    Prerequisite:  15 yrs old
    Course tuition:$125     Book/DVD $85    
    Requirements:  One classroom session and optional training dives (2dives).  Training dives may be omitted, but are highly recommended and are easily combined
        with other specialty dives.