Once you have your Advanced Diver certification and you want to learn more about diving, the Rescue Diver certification will teach you about how to keep you and your fellow divers safe in the water.

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Advanced Certification and Specialties

What to Expect

Advanced and Specialty scuba classes are about expanding your diving skills and knowledge in a specific area of scuba diving.  The Advanced Diver scuba class introduces you to 5 different specialty diver certifications and can be completed in just one weekend.  Specialty classes, like Wreck Diver, are intensely focused on one particular area of dive adventure

Advanced Diver Certification

You can start your Advanced Diver scuba lessons at anytime, even before you have completed your Open Water Scuba class!  This certification is designed to introduce you into some other certifications and to get you acquainted with deep diving and navigating underwater.   You will pick 3 of the specialty dives to the right in addition to the deep and navigation dives to complete the 5 dives. You will complete all of your academics online with PADI and then join us on either a local dive outing or exotic trip to complete your training and apply what you have learned.  The online portion is $216 and the dive portion is $199.  This covers all five dives, use of scuba equipment, and tank rentals. GET STARTED NOW!  Just click on the button to take you to the e-learning program!


As you yearn to learn more about certain activities in scuba diving and find your niche, there are specialty scuba classes which give you a focused experience in a particular activity.  For most specialty classes you will complete the knowledge development self study, and then come do some dives with us in open water along with knowledge development.  Or, if you have a trip already planned, Island Hoppers can help you get the dives completed as part of your vacation!

Obtain the highest recreational diver rating by getting your 

MASTER SCUBA DIVER rating, the Black Belt of SCUBA!  To get your Masters you need to complete 5 specialty scuba classes plus Advanced and Rescue Diver.

Island Hoppers Scuba

2806 Bransford Ave Nashville TN 37204 US



Open 10-6 Monday - Friday

10-4 Saturday

Island Hoppers Scuba
2806 Bransford AveNashville, TN37204US
Phone: 615-712-9354 Website: http://www.islandhopperscuba.com/