Every scuba diver has different interests above water which can be enriched by similar underwater activities. This is why SCUBA offers a large array of specialty scuba classes.


Call SCUBA today at 925-755-7268 to schedule your specialty dive and to make sure you have the required qualifications to take the class of interest.




Course Description


Night Diver


This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of diving at night or at low visibility.



Deep Water


This course is to provide the diver with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks and avoiding the need for stage decompression. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 60 (18 m) and 130 feet (40 m). Training dives are not to be conducted beyond 130 feet (40 m)



Search & Recovery


This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to do those underwater tasks commonly needed by the experienced recreational diver and to minimize the risks of such tasks.



Rescue Diver


This course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies. Included are: assists, transports, surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers. The course meets the prerequisite rescue training for Skin Diving Instructor, NAUI Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, and Instructor certifications. Note: Adult CPR training (approximately four hours) meets the requirement for Scuba Rescue Diver certification. However, additional CPR training that includes two person CPR and the use of rescue breathing barrier devices, e.g. pocket mask®, face shield, is required to meet the requirements for NAUI leadership certification.





This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge to enjoy underwater photography while minimizing the risks of such activities. This is a course of underwater photography techniques, not lab techniques.



Hunter & Collector


This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge necessary to spearfish, take game and collect specimens while minimizing the diving risks of such activities.



Ecologist: Kelp


The NAUI Underwater Ecologist: Kelp Forest specialty course focuses on the complex and productive ecosystem bordering much of the west coast of North America, from Alaska to Baja California. Kelp forests are also found in other cooler coastal waters of South America, Tasmania, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and many other locations. This course examines the kelp forests, their occupants such as mollusks, crustaceans, fish and marine mammals.





This course introduces students to basic information and skills that are used in underwater archaeological interpretation of wreck and other sites, as well as mapping, sketching, and researching. Qualified divers are essential to collect and record archaeological data on submerged cultural resources and often perform invaluable volunteer assistance to accredited Archaeologists by assisting during field work. You will obtain specific skills and knowledge that are helpful for wreck diving activities, and provide increased enjoyment when visiting submerged cultural resources.



Underwater instructions.

Learning about the ocean wonders.

Monterey ocean entrance under the watchful eye of the instructor, Scott Creamer

Briefing before entering the ocean

Course Cost


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Personalized Classes


To meet your special needs


SCUBA can customize for you a private or personalized Advanced class to fit your needs and schedule.


Course Description continued


Enriched Air / Nitrox


This is course is to provide the diver with the information necessary to utilize EANx as a breathing medium. The course may be taught as a stand-alone specialty course to certified divers or the knowledge and skills training may be integrated into the NAUI Scuba Diver course.



Wreck: External


This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks in wreck diving. Wreck diving (external survey) is defined as diving around a sunken vessel, aircraft or debris field.



Wreck: Penetration


This course is to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks in wreck diving. Wreck diving (penetration) is defined as diving inside a sunken vessel, aircraft or similar structure.



Dry Suit


Dry suit diving has become increasingly popular in recent years. While dry suits were once used almost exclusively for situations such as ice diving or deep wreck diving, many sport divers are now using dry suits regularly for every day sport dives all over the world. Material technology, valve design, and zipper reliability have all improved to a point where dry suits deliver greater value per dollar for cold and temperate water diving. This course is to provide the diver with a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and gain experience in dry suit diving. It will train scuba divers to properly use and maintain dry suits. By learning proper dry suit use and maintenance, you will extend your opportunities for diving to year-round.



Training Assistant


This course is to qualify the diver in the skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a training assistant during diver training sessions. The key objective is to train divers to assist others during training activities overseen by an active-status NAUI Instructor. This course is to enhance the diver’s general skills and abilities and is not a substitute for specific NAUI courses which create NAUI leadership members. Although this course results in certification as a Training Assistant it does not confer any NAUI Leadership certification nor does it qualify the graduate to apply for or receive the benefits of NAUI membership. Consequently, this certification does not allow the graduate to be counted toward student instructor ratios



Dive Master


This course is to qualify you to lead dives and dive trips, even take divers on vacations to the world's best dive spots. This is also an ideal step toward your Instructor rating




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