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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasWhat is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. 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.
 
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Under Water Digital Photography Under Water Digital Photography Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasUnderwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.
 
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Nitrox / Enriched Air Diver Nitrox Enriched Air Diver Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasThe PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
 
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Don't Have Much Time to get Nitrox Certified?

Are you a certified Nitrox diver? If not, you now have a new course option designed for busy people who do not have time for a traditional course.

You can now do your academic work online! After you have completed your online course, you can schedule a short session with one of our store staff or instructors. We’ll show you how to configure your dive computer and how to use a Nitrox analyzer.

You don’t need to purchase course materials before class, you can complete the class on your schedule, and the online course is the same price as the traditional classroom course.

and dive Nitrox on your next SCUBA adventure!
 
PADI Deep Diver scuba_lessons_for_deep_divesAfter your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers.
 
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PADI Night Diver PADI Night Diver Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasAs the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
 
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PADI Wreck Diving scuba_divers_exploring_wreckWhether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life.
 
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PADI Equipment Specialist equipment_specialistAs a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repaired and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.
 
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PADI Multi-level Diver multilevel_dive_equipmentMaximize your dive time so you can explore more! In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all.
 
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PADI Search & Recovery Diver search_recovery_diver_practiceHave you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.
 
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PADI Dry Suit Diver PADI Dry Suit Diver Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasWanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.
 
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PADI Underwater Navigator PADI Underwater Navigator Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasBe the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
 
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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasDPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it.
 
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Underwater Naturalist naturalist_diver_fishLook closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.
 
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PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Course PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasHave you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.
 
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PADI Boat Diver PADI Boat Diver Course training at Scubaland Adventures in Austin TexasWhether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
 
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