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8th Element Diving offers a huge selection of dive courses to meet your needs.

If you're interested in learning how to dive, the Open Water Diver course is where most people get started. It provides the training you need to safely dive with any other diver, and gives you a life-long certification.

Learning how to dive with Enriched Air (Nitrox) helps you extend the length of your dives, especially when you do multiple dives in a day. It's a straightforward course that's a natural add-on to the Open Water Diver course.

Our Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses are the next step in continuing your diving education. These courses expand your skills by exposing you to different types of diving environments, with the comfort of having an experienced instructor guide you.

After sampling the different types of diving, you can gain more insight into the specific areas of diving that you really enjoy by taking one of our many specialty courses, such as the Deep Diver and Wreck Diver courses. Our specialty courses give you the training you need to handle these specific dive enronments with safety and confidence.

Finally, when you're ready to start thinking about other divers, you're ready for our Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses. You'll surprise yourself at the new level of confidence and responsibility you'll feel about your own diving, and be amazed at how much you can accomplish.

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