- $130 for a level two Computer Nitrox Diver scuba diving course ($250 value)
Students must have a Personal Dive Computer or rent one from Dive Right In Scuba. The course is the next step after receiving Open Water Diver certification, and covers the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen as a breathing gas. The benefits of using Nitrox include increased safety margins, reduced post-dive fatigue, and extended no-decompression times. No dives are needed for this course, making it ideal as a winter dive class. Purchasers go through the online course at their leisure before completing a one-hour in-person review session and obtaining their Nitrox Speciality.
Dive Right In Scuba
One fish peeks out inquisitively from behind a lichen-covered tank. Others swim through the windows and railings of a sunken ship, passing odd artifacts such as an electric guitar or a sign reading "Tricycle parking only." Surreal scenes like these aren’t accessible to most landlubbers, but they’re part of a worldwide subaquatic playground for Dive Right In’s students and staff of certified dive instructors and instructor trainers. An SDI, ERDi, and TDI five-star instructor training facility, the shop is helmed by teachers who coach their customers to achieve RTSC standards, and employ many of the same skills they use to train police, fire department, and lifeguard dive teams.
Among the caves and wrecks of local quarries and Lake Michigan, instructors prepare their trainees to dive down as far as 60 feet, the farthest depth at which they can guarantee there’ll be no sea monsters. They also lead courses in TDI technical diving, diver First-Aid, and specialty certifications such as adventure or rescue diver. Inside the dive shop, techs sell and repair masks, snorkels, wetsuits, and gear such as dive computers, regulators, and tanks.