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Special Clinics

 

Peak Performance Buoyancy Clinic

Our Buoyancy Clinic is designed to "dial in" your buoyancy control. This is perfect for you if you've recently purchased new gear but haven't dove it much (or at all), haven't been in the water for awhile, or just plain want some professional help at achieving better buoyancy control.  You are going to get an hour or so of class time talking about how to detect and correct buoyancy and trim problems (yes they are different), as well as tips to help fine tune your breathing control.  

After our discussion, we'll move into a pool or other suitable confined water setting.  There you will practice the things that you've learned with real hands on instruction.  We will set up an underwater obstacle course for you to practice with.  You'll work on completing a perfect controlled swim through, a static hover without touching the obstacle, "breathing controlled" depth changes, and even an inverted hover!   

What do I need to start? 

There are no pre-requisite courses for this Clinic.  Just be a certified diver, provide proof of your certification, sign a liability form, have a signed medical questionnaire on file, and that's it.

Minimum age: 12 (younger students should check out the PADI SEAL Team Program)

Clinic Cost is $85 and includes a class session, a pool session, and tanks and weights if needed.  By this point in a divers training it is important that they obtain  their own equipment (rentals are available but having your own gear is preferred).  Students get more out of this clinic if they are "dialing in" their buoyancy in their own personal gear.

 

Decompression Theory Clinic

Decompression Theory affects all divers, even if you are diving within the "no stop" decompression limits.  There are many different theories and models out there, sometimes it's difficult to understand what the differenced are, or how they even apply to your diving.  

Are you in your dive master program? Maybe you're looking into technical diving, or even getting your instructor rating.  This 2.5 hour clinic goes deeper into the topic of decompression theory and practices than any other class you've taken so far, because it's all that is discussed for the entire clinic.  We dissect the different models, how they came to be, how they differ from their predecessors, and what scientific basis was used to create each one.  We also break into the actual algorithms a bit, just for you math nerds out there.  If you've ever had a question about decompression theory, now's your chance, not only to ask the question, but to get some definitive answers. 

Clinic Cost is $55 and includes a class session, custom material handouts, and a book on decompression theory.  In addition: for those that are looking to augment their table planning, or multi-level diving knowledge, we also offer an optional eRDPml with some training for an additional $20 fee.  (don't know what an "eRDPml" is, we'll teach you) 

There are no pre-requisites for this clinic, although generally speaking, students that are certified divers will probably get more out of it than those that are not yet certified at least to the Open Water level.

 

 

 

Equipment Maintenance Clinic

This clinic is designed for the diver who wants to know more about their gear than they learned in their open water course.  We'll do things like take a look at the different pieces that are the inner workings of your equipment.  This knowledge will also help you become a more informed consumer, you'll know what the differences are between equipment BEFORE you buy. 

As an option, upon completion of the clinic, with just a little more work you can get your PADI Equipment Specialty Certification as well. 

  • Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment
  • Then...take it a step farther and learn about the internal workings of various gear
  • Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  • How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (includes a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new ways of configuring your gear that you might not be familiar with.
  • Learn trick and tips from the pros on securing gear, quick on-site repairs, and ways to get the best bang for your buck.

Clinic Cost is $65 and includes a 2.5 class session.  By this point in a divers training it is important that they obtain  their own equipment (rentals are available but having your own gear is preferred).  Students get more out of this clinic if they are "dialing in" their buoyancy in their own personal gear.

 

 

BASIC Scuba Skills Refresher Clinic

Been out of the water awhile, looking for a way to get back into the "swim" of things?  This is your basic refresher course.  It's a clinic that is designed to "refresh" your skills, and help you get back some of the muscle memory that you've lost by being out of the sport for awhile.  You will run through the procedures for gear assembly, a refresher in the pre-dive safety drill, and practice  the 20 basic scuba skills that you need to be safe out there.

Prerequisites

  • To take this clinic, you must be: A PADI Open Water Certified Diver or equivalent from another agency.
  • Able to provide proof of certification.
  • Fill out and sign a medical questionnaire and liability form

Clinic Cost is $85 and includes a quick review session, a pool session, and tanks and weights if needed.  By this point in a divers training it is important that students obtain  their own equipment however rentals are available for anything that you might need.  Students get more out of this clinic if they are "refreshing" their skills in their own personal gear. Rental fees are very reasonable, but extra to the clinic fee.

 

 

Pacific NW Dive Planning Clinic

Diving in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) can be absolutely amazing if you know how to do it safely.  It can also be a bit intimidating for someone new to the area.  The dive planning is more difficult and involved than it is in many of the other regions of the world.  Currents, visibility, boat traffic, entries and exits, all play a part in the environmental variables that you need to not only be aware of, but PLAN for.

We at HiTek Scuba have heard lots of horror stories from divers trying out the PNW for the first time, unfortunately this leads to our area of the map getting a bad rap.  Fortunately most of the stories are exaggerated, or come from just not learning from the experts BEFORE venturing out.  This clinic is designed to give the diver a higher level of knowledge about how to dive right here in the PNW.  When combined with our Discover Local Diving Program, this is the safest and most enjoyable way to get in and see just what the PNW has to offer.

There are no pre-requisites to attend the Dive Planning Clinic since it's class time only, but generally certified divers who are either new to the area, or haven't received any formal training on diving here get the most out of the clinic.

Clinic Cost is $55 and includes a 2.5 hour class room session.  In addition students will get our HiTek Scuba exclusive "Tips to Proper PNW Dive Planning" reference material.  In addition we distribute a list of internet links with the "Where to find information" handout.

 

 

 

 

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Last modified: April 15, 2013