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11-13-2007, 13:04
So after OW and AOW, what is a good speciality class to take? I was thinking maybe a stress and rescue course??

11-13-2007, 13:09
You should be introduced to a couple specialties in your AOW course, after that course choose which you enjoy the most. For me it was night diving, navigation and wreck.

A rescue course is always recommended IMO.

Have fun!

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
11-13-2007, 13:21
Can't disagree with rescue if you are totally comfortable in the water.

As for specialties, whatever floats your boat or whatever you need to maximize your diving in your normal diving environment. Here in NC, most the diving is offshore wreck diving, so deep and wreck are important if you get tired of the quarry.

11-13-2007, 13:23
I think you should pick your specialty course based on your interets and needs. To me Rescue is a must take. Any speciaties though should be based on what is best for you.

11-13-2007, 13:56
Another vote for Rescue. It really is a great class. Other than that take the specialties that interest you.

11-13-2007, 14:10
Nitrox is always a good specialty to take as well.

11-13-2007, 14:25
Wreck, nitrox, and I think that have a hunting/gathering (spearfishing) course...

11-13-2007, 14:46
Depends on what your interests are. Rescue is good but I wouldn't take it right after AOW. Nitrox is a great one. I found I learned more in that class then AOW or Rescue.

11-13-2007, 19:44
I always recommend to scuba diver certified divers that they take AOW, CPR/First Aid and Scuba Rescue if they do nothing else. Of course, if they have special interests out of the AOW they can they can pursue those.

11-14-2007, 08:51
Rescue and Nitrox for sure. Any of the others can be done to your interest if you want, but many folks just dive instead.

11-23-2007, 07:37
Nitrox and deep diver plus wreck

11-23-2007, 09:35
I've done Buoyancy, Nitrox, Wreck, Dry Suit & Diver Propulsion Vehicle. Plan to pick up Equipment in a couple weeks & Rescue when it is next offered in the Spring. I want Underwater Navigation in the Spring also. I have some "issues" w/ my compass :smiley9:

11-23-2007, 09:57
The first three that I would reccommend are Rescue-for the obvious reason stated above. Navigation-will definitely help in some of the more sticky situations. Finally either Deep, Multi-level or boyancy.

11-23-2007, 20:12
Nitrox then Rescue or Rescue then Nitrox. Rescue is a great class. You can't go wrong with it.

11-25-2007, 13:07
I took rescue, next month I'll probably take nitrox, because there is free nitrox on my next trip. Just take what you want, for me SCUBA is a hobby, not a job or chore. It should be fun and enjoyable, so follow your interests, but most importantly dive and have fun. Would you be better just travelling rather than taking a class? Would your time and money be better spent on travel and diving?