Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your dive experience. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents, and in different types of waves. Learn entry and exit techniques at a dive location that has waves, steep shore lines or rocky bottoms. Understand that tides and currents can and will affect you as a diver. Learn how to read the ocean and what to look for to plan your weekend diving excursion on your own. This program is designed to enhance a diver’s ability to conduct dives in environments that involve natural conditions including waves, tides, and currents - especially those along the California coast. Students who complete this program earn the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Specialty certification. Required Equipment: Surface Marker Buoy and spool or reel.