I'm interested in taking an Advanced open water certification class before I go to Maui (only 5 weeks remaining). Sounds like I would get a taste of 5 different dive certification options.
I would do a dive in each of these 5 specialty areas (these dives also count toward the first dive in achieving a Specialty rating in each of the activities you dive). These dives include the required core dives of Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation. There are several optional diving specialties such as Boat Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air Diver, Dry Suit Diver and more that will be customized to meet the logistical and desired needs of the students.
Now, I haven't talked to the Dive shop, and I will, but I wanted to get some of your opinions about what you know regarding Advanced certification.
I would probably be most interested in learning dives that are technical in nature, such as Deep diving, Night diving, enriched Air diver, and Underwater navigation.
I'm not interested in Dry-suit as a wetsuit works fine for Northern California, and Underwater Naturalist seems more scholastic than technical. I'm not sure what a Boat Diver is.