Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) Diver

Next Lectures:  May 23, 2017. 6:00pm at Deep Six. Additional 2017 Course Dates:  June 13th and July 18th.

Start today.  Stop in and pick up your Nitrox Pack and complete your initial studies at your own pace.

THE NITROX COURSE is for all scuba divers. The benefits of diving with Nitrox Gas are to increase your non-decompression dive times and shorten your surface interval time. This DSS Nitrox Course consists of academics (3.5 hours) and covers Nitrox dive planning, depth and time limits for the Nitrox % you are using, analyzing your own gas mixture with our Oxygen Analyzer, and equipment selection based upon the percent of oxygen in your mixture). Plus one day of two Open Water repetitive dives using Nitrox gas.  Tuition does not include books, Nitrox fills, cylinders or equipment.  Rentals are available.  Academics 3 hours    Open Water Dives 2


Nautical Archaeology Training Workshop and Dinner

Save the Date: April 29 and 30, with an in-water practice day May 20 or May 21.  One of the cornerstones of the shipwreck research program at the National Museum of the Great Lakes is its training program run in conjunction with the Maritime Archaeology Survey Team. This training program has trained over 350 avocational archaeologists over the last 15 years. The training is over three days: April 29-30 and either May 20 or 21. You do not have to be a SCUBA diver to take the training.


Over the course of three days, our Basic Workshop will teach students the basics of surveying a shipwreck. We will cover: Ship Terms, Laws and Ethics, Research, Survey Tools, and Trilateration (the technique we use to measure shipwrecks) as well as much more.


The Advanced class is for people who have already completed the Basic training and cannot be taken at the same time. The Advanced class will build upon what was learned in the Basic workshop and shape the students to begin to work, research, and study their own project.

The workshop is designed for divers and non-divers. The work is also appropriate for novice or new divers. The cost of the class is $170 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program April 29. Please note: this is a three day class- a full weekend in April with classroom and dry run practical's. Then one of two days in May (20 or 21) for in-water practice.

In conjunction with the training, MAST will host their annual meeting and dinner program. This is open to everyone.

Deep Diver

Sport Deep Diving is between 80 -130ft.  Although this is not a decompression techniques course, you will learn about decompression procedures including nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness, and the use of dive computers including avoiding the need for stage decompression. This course is for those divers who have completed an Advanced Diver Certification Course and want to safely extend the depths of their sport dives while minimizing their risks.
Academics 3 hours      Open Water Dives 2

Wreck Diver (External Survey)

This course provides the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to gain experience and minimize risks in diving around a sunken vessel, aircraft or debris fields.  This is not for wreck penetration.  Wreck penetrations are technical dives due to the overhead environment and the potential for entanglement and becoming lost.  
Academics 3 hours     Open Water Dives 2

River & Current

River & Current Diver   Shipwreck diving, antique bottle collecting or just drift with the flow and check out the aquatic life is a blast – do not get left behind.  Learn valuable current diving knowledge.  Learn about river conditions, currents, rapids, eddies, cross current and trail lines.  Reading a river, hazards and water movement.  Tuition is $125.00.

Dry Suit Diver

Extend the enjoyment of your underwater opportunities with the comfort and freedom of Dry Suit Diving. The Deep Six Dry Suit Program involves 3 hours of academics and a minimum of two open water training dives. Topics to be covered are:  The selection of your Dry Suit, Type and Material, Dry Suit Care & Maintenance,  Selection & Comparison of Dry Suit Thermal Dive Wear, Dry Suit Diving Techniques, use of Suit Controls and Buoyancy characteristics. 
Academics 3 hours and 2 Open Water Dives.

Underwater Environment Diver

Want to learn more about the underwater environment in which you dive? Enroll in an Underwater Environment course and learn about the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with the emphasis on our local diving.  This course will cover:  Plant and animal life, Conservation and pollution, Water movement and characteristics, Shore, bottom and surface conditions and and how to plan dives in diverse diving locations.
Academics 3 hours     Open Water Dives 2

NAUI Digital Photographer

Our underwater environment presents us with breathtaking beauty of wild and weird creatures and colors that amaze and fascinate us.  Remember each one of these experiences through underwater photography.

This course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to enjoy underwater photography and execute underwater photo techniques and related problems.  Academics will cover photo equipment, techniques, lighting, fundamentals of photography, underwater camera techniques and underwater photo problems.  Divers will actually take underwater photographs and have their photos critiqued in a photo review sessions.   
Academics 3 hours     Open Water Dives 2

Search & Recovery Diver

"Finding treasure is something every diver thinks of more than once in his/her diving career."

Whether it's the gold of a sunken ship, a lost ring or simply your buddy's dive light that was accidentally lost, there are times in which the appropriate training to search for lost objects underwater would be beneficial.

During your Search & Recovery Diver course you'll learn about underwater navigation using natural and compass techniques; the problems, methods, equipment, hazards, and safety procedures regarding limited visibility diving; proper search patterns, methods and techniques; and how to handle light salvage or recovery, including lifting, rigging, and knot tying.
Academics 3 hours    Open Water Dives 2

Night Diver

"Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!"  Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving.   As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving.  The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the skills, knowledge, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility.  Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.
Academics 3 hours and 2 Open Water Dives.