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Specialty & Advanced Classes

Want to hone your skills in a particular area or perhaps learn some entirely new ones? Dive Winnipesaukee offers several specialty courses that provide you with the proper knowledge and skills to truly consider yourself an experienced diver. With SSI's continuing education program, each specialty course taken also earns you credit towards diver ratings such as Specialty Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver and Master Diver. We have also assembled packages that combine our most popular and beneficial courses with the required courses for each advancement.


  • Boat Diving

  • Cave Diving

  • Computer Diving

  • Deep Diving

  • Diver Stress & Rescue

  • Dry Suit Diving

  • Enriched Air Nitrox

  • Equipment Techniques

  • Ice Diving

  • Marine Ecology

  • Navigation

  • Night and Limited Visibility

  • Science Of Diving

  • Search and Recovery

  • Underwater Photography

  • Waves, Tides and Currents

  • Wreck Diving

Ratings and Courses

Speciality Diver

To earn this rating, you must have logged a total of 12 dives and completed 2 specialties.

Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)

SSI AOWD rating is the most complete advanced diver rating in the industry, requiring the highest combination of diving knowledge and experience. To attain this level, a diver must have logged 24 dives and completed 4 specialty courses. We have put together a package that combines four specialties that will help hone the skills most beneficial to the majority of divers.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course Includes:

  • Open Water Review

  • Navigation certification

  • Night and Limited Visibility certification

  • Enriched Air Nitrox certification

  • Deep Diving certification

Master Diver Course

The most elite, non-leadership rating in the dive industry. To earn this rating you must have logged 50 dives, completed 4 specialties plus the following courses:

  • Diver Stress & Rescue

  • React Right ( This course includes training in First Aid, CPR-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED-Automated External Defibrillation, Oxygen Administration)

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