Scuba Diver 2: Advancing Into Diving

Course Description

SCUBA Diver 2 prepares certified divers for an Enriched Air Nitrox and/or advanced or specialty certification. This practical course in more advanced diving allows participants to increase their level of knowledge and understanding about themselves and their diving. Topics include precision buoyancy control and dive planning, gas management, protocols for the use of specialty equipment such as reels and surface marker buoys and an introduction to the use of Enriched Air Nitrox.

Participants who successfully complete the classroom and pool work for Scuba Diver 2 will satisfy requirements for certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver and will also qualify for an Open Water certification experience, which must be taken separately and is not included in the course fee. Successful completion of the Open Water experience will result in one of the following certifications: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy or PADI Multilevel Diver.

Course ID: REC 1300P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course requires a SCUBA Medical Statement that must be completed and emailed to the course administrator prior to arrival.

Available Classroom Sections

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15613 Mar 6, 2015 Mar 11, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $289
15461 Mar 26, 2015 Mar 29, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $289
15625 Apr 23, 2015 May 3, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $289
15786 Aug 21, 2015 Aug 23, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329
15787 Oct 30, 2015 Nov 1, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329
15788 Dec 18, 2015 Dec 20, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329
16483 Jan 15, 2016 Jan 17, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329
16484 Apr 15, 2016 Apr 17, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329
16612 Jun 3, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329
16742 Oct 21, 2016 Oct 23, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $329

Special Discount

Exclusive discounts are available for this course. Georgia Tech and Georgia Aquarium Employees and Georgia Tech Alumni are eligible for an $80 discount (coupon code "REC-80"). Georgia Tech Students are eligible for a $140 discount (coupon code "REC-140"). Please use the appropriate coupon code during the online check-out process. 

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout. Coupon codes cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart . To use this discount, a valid employee or student I.D. will be required in class.



  • Completed SCUBA Medical Statement emailed to the course administrator prior to arriving for the course
  • A signed release from a physician if any of the items in the SCUBA Medical Statement are noted with a positive (YES) response. A "yes" response does not necessarily disqualify a candidate from diving but instead acknowledges that there is a pre-existing condition that may or may not effect safe scuba participation
  • SCUBA certified through an industry-recognized agency (Proof required)
  • PADI certification: Open Water Diver or Adventure Diver 
  • Mimimum age: 12 years or older
  • 12-14 year old divers must be accompanied by a parent during class (note: these divers will earn Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certifications)

Who Should Attend

Certified divers who want to prepare for advanced certification

How You Will Benefit

  • Increase your knowledge about diving.
  • Learn about precision buoyancy control and dive planning.
  • Understand gas management and protocols for the use of specialty equipment.
  • Use of Enriched Air Nitrox.


  • Nitrox diving
  • Environmental considerations
  • Advanced dive planning
  • Speciality equipment
  • Skills development



  • PADI Adventures in Diving Manual (current edition)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diving Manual (current edition)

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jim Consuegra