Teaching St. Louis to scuba dive since 1989.
Two locations to serve you: West County and South County.







Altitude Diver

Cost: $150

Any time you're diving from 1,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

You'll learn about:
• Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards • Special Recreational Dive Planner procedures for diving at altitude
• Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
• Special equipment necessary for altitude diving.

This Specialty course certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• Adventures in Diving Manual

Note: Course fee does not include rental equipment.
 

Altitude Diver Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on certain Y-kiki sponsored dive vacations.


Aware Coral Reef Conservation

Cost: $40

The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and nondivers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how they can help.

This non-diving course includes:
• An introduction to Project AWARE
• The importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas
• Coral reef biology, association and competition
• The status of the world's coral reefs
• How participants can help, including responsible diving and snorkeling practices

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• No dive certification required
• No minimum age limit

Course Materials:
AWARE - Our World, Our Water Manual
This manual is available as a download: Click here to download.

Note: You will need to download and read Chapter 4 of AWARE - Our World, Our Water prior to attending class.
 
 NOTE: All AWARE Coral Reef and Project Aware courses are virtual. Register and pay for the course and you will be provided the call-in information using GoToMeeting.


AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Class Schedule

Dec 10 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Jan 7, 6:30 p.m

Feb 11, 6:30 p.m

Mar 9, 6:30 p.m

Apr 7, 6:30 p.m

May 6, 6:30 p.m

Jun 10, 6:30 p.m

 

Jul 8, 6:30 p.m

Aug 10, 6:30 p.m

Sep 9, 6:30 p.m

Oct 7, 6:30 p.m

Nov 11, 6:30 p.m

Dec 9, 6:30 p.m


AWARE Fish Identification

Cost: $125

This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in temperate and tropical waters as well what you might see here in Missouri while diving locally.

You'll also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation.

During your AWARE - Fish Identification Diver Specialty course, you'll practice basic fish identification techniques then collect fish identification data.

The course includes all the background you'll need to identify fish, including:
• Information on Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
• Characteristics of local fish families and species
• Fish survey techniques and strategies
• Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

The AWARE - Fish Identification Adventure Dive from the Adventures In Diving program credits toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• Adventures in Diving Manual (not included in cost of class)
• Fish ID/Counting Slate (included in cost of class)
• Waterproof Pocket Guide to Corals and Fishes Florida, Bahamas & Caribbean (included in cost of class)
• Missouri Game and Fish Booklet (provided in class)

Note: You will need to complete the appropriate knowledge review in the Adventures in Diving Manual prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.
 

 AWARE Fish Identification Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on any Y-kiki sponsored dive vacation


AWARE Shark Conservation Diver

Cost: $125

Shark populations are rapidly declining, mainly due to overfishing. Many actions are required to protect sharks including improved fisheries management and trade regulation. An important step towards gaining improved protection for sharks is to raise the public’s awareness of the issues and engage them in shark conservation activities. With this in mind use this course to become an advocate for shark conservation. Gain the knowledge to understand the issues, and the inspiration to take action!

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old

Course Materials:
• Project AWARE Ten Ways a Diver Can Protect the Underwater Environment
AWARE Shark Conservation Study Guide

Note: Students who complete only the knowledge development section may be issued an AWARE Shark Conservation Program Participation Certificate.


AWARE Shark Conservation

 Course offered upon request and on any Y-kiki sponsored dive vacation



Boat Diver

Cost: $150

Learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats.

You'll learn about:
• Boat diving planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
• Proper boat diving etiquette, including equipment storage and conduct
• Common boat terminology
• Specific and local boat diving laws and ordinances
• Overview of emergency and safety equipment needed on private dive boats

This Specialty course certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.



Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• Boat Diver e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Note: Course fee does not include rental equipment.


Boat Diver Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on certain Y-kiki sponsored dive vacations.


Cavern Diver

Cost: $200

If you dive within the light zone of a cave, the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visible, you're cavern diving. If you want to explore secrets hidden in caverns around the world, you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification.

During your first open water dive you'll practice line handling, reel use and emergency procedures without entering a cavern. But, for your next three dives, you're headed into the cavern, staying within the light zone and 130 feet total distance of the surface.

You'll also cover the following:
• Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving
• Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems
• Proper body position, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures
• Cavern diving hazards such as silting, line problems, disorientation and emergencies

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 18 years old

Materials:
• TDI Diving in Overhead Environments Manual (included in cost of class)

Note: You will need to read the manual prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.


Cavern Diver Class Schedule

 


Deep Diver

Cost:$200

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime: going deep to see things others can only dream about.

You'll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. You'll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 60-100 feet.

You can count the Deep Adventure Dive from your Adventures In Diving program as the first dive of the Specialty course at instructor discretion.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!


Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 15 years old

Course Materials:
• Deep Diver e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Note:Course fee does not include rental equipment.

Deep Diver Class Schedule

West County

 South County


2021 Schedule
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class: May 25
Dives: May 29 & 30

Class: Jul 20
Dives: Jul 24 & 25

Class: Sep 7
Dives: Sep 11 & 12


2021 Schedule
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class: Apr 20
Dives: Apr 24 & 25

Class: Jun 22
Dives: Jun 26 & 27

Class: Aug 17
Dives: Aug 21 & 22

Class: Oct 5
Dives: Oct 9 & 10



Digital Underwater Photography

Cost: $255 (includes Level 1 & 2)

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer.

The Digital Underwater Photographer course has two sections which can be taken separately or combined.

Level One:
During Level One you will learn about digital cameras, underwater housing systems and the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. You will practice basic underwater photography with available light. Level One consists of a classroom and a pool session.

Level Two:
During Level Two you will expand on your experience from Level One by adding strobes (flashes) to you photography. You will not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more. Level Two consist of a classroom session, open water dive and a digital workflow workshop.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization)
• You can take the course as a snorkeler and receive a non-diving certification.

Course Materials:
• Digital Underwater Photography e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Note: You will need to complete the e-Learning prior to attending the course. If you don't own an underwater digital camera, Y-kiki Divers will provide one for you for use throughout the course.

Digital Underwater Photography Class LEVEL 1 Schedule

West County

 South County


2021 Schedule
All classes 10 a.m. to Noon
Pool is 1-3 p.m.

Feb. 21
April 11
June 5
Aug. 15
Oct. 23
Dec. 19


2021 Schedule
All classes 10 a.m. to Noon
Pool is 1-3 p.m.

Jan. 9
March 7
May 8
July 18
Sept. 26
Nov. 21



Digital Underwater Photographer LEVEL 2 Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request



Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

Cost: $150

DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Want to visit that offshore reef from the beach? A DPV may be the way to go.

In this course, you'll learn diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards. You'll also cover equipment considerations, diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
•Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old.

Course Materials:
• Diver Propulsion Vehicle e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request


Drift Diver

Cost: $125

Drift diving is effortless and relaxing because you simply glide with the current and feel the rush of flying underwater. But, with this type of diving come special procedures that you need to know so you can maximize your fun underwater.During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you'll learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special equipment and procedures like buoyancy. But it's not all theory because you'll go on two open water dives where you can put your new knowledge into action.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.



Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old

Course Materials:
• Drift Diver e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Note:Course fee does not include rental equipment.


Drift Diver Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on certain Y-kiki sponsored dive vacations.


Dry Suit Diver

Cost: $200

If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you'll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course comes in.

During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you'll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you'll get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you've mastered confined water, it's time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organization, techniques, problems and buoyancy control.

For this class, you will be diving a premium DUI dry suit.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• Dry Suit Diver e-Learning (included in cost of class) • Dry Suit(included in cost of class)

Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending class.

Dry Suit Diver Class Schedule

West County 2021 Schedule

Sizing and Pool
All classes: 10 a.m. to Noon
1-3 p.m. Pool


Jan. 23
Feb. 20
March 27
April 10
May 22
June 19
July 17
Aug. 14
Sept. 11
Oct. 9
Nov. 20
Dec. 18


Dives

Apr 24
May 29
Jun 26
Jul 24
Aug 21
Sep 18
Oct 23
Jan 1 2022


Dive Against Debris

Cost: $50

Pay the ocean forward by helping clean it up on your next dive. Learn about the problems of marine debris, conducting Dive Against Debris surveys, and how divers are a part of the solution to keeping our oceans clean.

Do you want to make a difference on every dive but are not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty. You’ll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional and help keep you your local dive sites healthier by removing trash.

Prerequisites:
• PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old

Cost of the course includes the certification and a donation to Project AWARE.


Dive Against Debris

 July 31 & Aug. 1, 2021 - Fun Dives at Table Rock Lake
 Oct. 8-11, 2021 - Bull Shoals Houseboat Trip


Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Diver

Cost:$150

Boats and currents are two common factors associated with many dive sites. Boaters don’t always recognize that divers are in the area and current can carry you further than expected. Launching a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) before you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent. Adding another layer of safety, you can also use the DSMB line to complete your safety stop, which is advantageous in a current or when there are no other visual references.

Take this course to learn all about the beneficial uses of a DSMB.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old


DSMB Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request


Emergency Oxygen Provider

Cost: $95

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a Emergency Oxygen Provider. This specialty course is an entry-level emergency oxygen course that also teaches you how to recognize dive illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen.

Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, nondiving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• No dive certification required
• Recommended minimum age is 12 years old

Materials:
• PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider crew pak (included in cost of class)

Emergency Oxygen Provider Class Schedule

West County
 South County


2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Jan 14

Feb 25

Mar 22

Apr 15

Jun 16

Aug 25

Oct 14

Nov 29

Dec 13

Dec. 27



2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Jan 7

Feb 9

Mar 4

May 6

Jul 19

Sep 16

Nov 11



Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

Cost: $180

Maximize your dive time with the PADI Enriched Air Diver course.

Enriched Air saves you time by allowing you to:
• Stay underwater longer
• Get back into the water sooner
• Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation

How much more time can I be underwater?
For example, if you dive to 50 feet on air, your no decompression limit is 80 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 gets you 220 minutes of no decompression time - an increase of 140 minutes! It's perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to stay down longer.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.


Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years

Course Materials:
• PADI Enriched e-Learning (included in cost of class)
Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending class.

Enriched Air Diver Class Schedule

West County
 South County


2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Jan 11

Feb 8

Mar 1

Apr 7

May 26

Jun 9

Jul 21

Aug 4

Sep 8

Oct 20

Nov 30

Dec 22


2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Jan 27

Feb 23

Mar 18

Apr 21

May 12

Jun 23

Jul 7

Aug 18

Sep 22

Oct 6

Nov 15

Dec 8



Equipment Specialist

Cost: $85

Whether it's a regulator problem, a wet suit tear or a broken mask strap, the Equipment Specialist course can help.

This Specialty course prepares you for the basic equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll get the valuable background on equipment repair and purchase, making you better able to protect your investment.

During your PADI Equipment Specialist program, you'll familiarize yourself with the operation and maintenance of your personal equipment. Your instructor might also provide the opportunity to review new or unfamiliar dive equipment.

The program is not an equipment repair program, but it does give you:
• Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
• Routine recommended care and maintenance procedures
• Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures
• Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Scuba Diver, Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old (10 for PADI Junior Scuba Diver and PADI Junior Open Water Diver)

Course Materials:
• PADI Equipment Specialist e-Learning (included in cost of class)
Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending class.

Equipment Specialist Class Schedule

West County
 South County


2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Feb 16 & 18

Apr 6 & 8

Jun 28 & 29

Aug 9 & 10

Oct 26 & 27

Dec 14 & 16



2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Jan 19 & 21

Mar 8 & 10

May 17 & 19

Jul 12 & 13

Sep 13 & 14

Nov 16 & 17



Full Face Mask Diver

Cost: $200 (if student owns needed gear) / $250 (with loaner gear for the class)

If you've recently purchased a full face mask or if you've always wanted to try one, this class is a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with the techniques and benefits of diving a full face mask system.

Masks and regulators have traditionally been separate units, but by keeping the mask and regulator separate, it allows the rest of the face to be exposed to the elements. By integrating these two systems you stay warmer, you can breathe through your nose -- or mouth, whichever is most comfortable -- and you can communicate (with additional communication devices).

The course includes all the background information you'll need including:
• Donning & adjusting the unit
• Becoming familiar with the NIRA adjustment
• Descent & equalization techniques
• Clearing a flooded mask
• Out-of-air emergency procedures
• Care and maintenance

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 (although please note that the masks only come in adult-sizes Small/Medium and Medium/Large)

Course Materials:

Note: If you don't own a full face mask, Y-kiki Divers will provide one for you for use throughout the course.

Full Facemask Diver Schedule

 Course offered upon request


Ice Diver

Cost: $175

If the spirit of adventure and unusual, challenging diving appeals to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving opens a new and different view of familiar dive sites. During the PADI Ice Diver course, you dive with a PADI Professional in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers. If you like fun, people and a challenge, you’ll love the PADI Ice Diver Specialty course.

In this course, you'll:
• Learn to plan and organize ice dives
• Practice the procedures and techniques for handling the problems and hazards of ice diving
• Site selection, preparation and hole-cutting procedures
• Use of specialized ice diving equipment, safety lines, signals, communications, line tending and line-securing techniques
• Learn about the effects of cold, emergency procedures and safety-diver procedures
• Explore the unique aquascape found only under ice

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
• 18 years of age or older

Recommended:
• Regulator suitable for cold water diving
• Drysuit

Course Materials:
• The classroom is lecture-based and there is no prior reading or homework required.

Ice Diver Schedule

 Course offered upon request


Master Scuba Diver

Cost: $69 (2021 pricing)

Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

This certification denotes that you've reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI system of diver education. PADI Master Scuba Diver indicates you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

While the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest recreational level in the PADI system of diver education, you can continue on to become a PADI Professional. As a Master Scuba Diver you'll be well qualified to begin your training as a PADI Divemaster.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• PADI Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• 50 logged dives
• Five PADI Specialty course certifications
• Minimum age is 15 years old (12 for Junior Master Scuba Diver)

Download the Master Scuba Diver Application.


Night Diver

Cost: $165

When you go night diving you'll see a whole new world. Even your local dive site takes on a new personality at night, as many underwater creatures and plant life (different from those you see during the day) are active at night.

You'll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night. Since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different, you'll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life.

Your Adventures In Diving Night Adventure Dive may count towards the Night Diver Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old

Course Materials:
• Night Diver e-Learning (included in cost of class)
• Primary light, secondary/back-up light, personal marker light

Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending the course. Course fee does not include rental equipment.

Night Diver Class Schedule

West County
 South County


2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Class: May 26
Dives: May 28 & 29

Class: Jul 21
Dives: Jul 23 & 24

Class: Sep 8
Dives: Sep 10 & 11



2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Class: Apr 21
Dives: Apr 23 & 24

Class: Jun 23
Dives: Jun 25 & 26

Class: Aug 18
Dives: Aug 20 & 21

Class: Oct 6
Dives: Oct 8 & 9



Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Cost: $150

If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is for you.

During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you'll use PADI's Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you'll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization.

Your Adventures In Diving Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive may count towards your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• Peak Performance e-Learning (included in cost of class)

Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.


Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialist

2021 Schedule
Class & Dives, Every Sunday Following Open Water Diver Course:

Apr 25

May 2

May 9 (Mother's Day Weekend)

May 16

May 23

May 30

Jun 6

Jun 13

Jun 20

Jun 27

Jul 4

Jul 11

Jul 18

Jul 25


Aug 1

Aug 8

Aug 15

Aug 22

Aug 29

Sep 5

Sep 12

Sep 19

Sep 26

Oct 3

Oct 10

Oct 17

Oct 24

Oct 31


Project AWARE Specialty

Cost: $40

If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this Specialty course is for you. You'll learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources. This includes:

• The Project AWARE philosophy
• The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
• Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
• The status of several critically degraded marine environments
• How you can help

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• No dive certification required
• No minimum age limit

Course Materials:
AWARE - Our World, Our Water Manual
This manual is now available as a download: Click here to download.

Note:This class is a discussion format and no pre-work is required to attend class.

Cost of the course includes the certification and a donation to Project AWARE.


Project AWARE Specialty Course Schedule

Jan 12, 6:30 p.m

Feb 25, 6:30 p.m

Mar 23, 6:30 p.m

Apr 22, 6:30 p.m

May 19, 6:30 p.m

Jun 24, 6:30 p.m

Jul 22, 6:30 p.m

Aug 24, 6:30 p.m

Sep 30, 6:30 p.m

Oct 28, 6:30 p.m

Nov 29, 6:30 p.m

Dec 27, 6:30 p.m


Sea Turtle Awareness

Cost: $125

The Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty course indroduces divers and snorkelers to basic sea turtle identification and conservation. The goals of the Sea Turtle Awareness course training are:


• To familiarize students with the role of Project AWARE in preserving the aquatic environment.
• To introduce sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters.
• To emphasize the importance of whale shark monitoring • To provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify turtles and record sightings.
• To inform students about decline in sea turtle populations, importance of sea turtles to marine biodiversity and what they can do to reduce the loss of sea turtles worldwide.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old


Nondiver route: Snorkelers may participate in the course but will have different administrative, certification and in-water requirements.

 Sea Turtle Awareness Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on select Y-kiki sponsored dive vacations.


Search & Recovery Diver

Cost: $200

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.You'll learn about:
• Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems
• Limited visibility
• Search patterns
• Safe object recovery using lift devices

Your Adventures In Diving Search and Recovery Adventure Dive may count toward this Specialty certification at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) OR
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver AND PADI Underwater Navigation certifications (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age: 12 years old

Course Materials:
• Search & Recovery e-Learning(included in cost of class)

Note: You will need to view the video and complete the required knowledge reviews in the student manual prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.

Search & Recovery Diver Class Schedule

West County
 South County


2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Class: Jun 8
Dives: Jun 12 & 13

Class: Aug 3
Dives: Aug 7 & 8

Class: Oct 19
Dives: Oct 23 & 24



2021 Schedule
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Class: May 11
Dives: May 15 & 16

Class: Jul 6
Dives: Jul 10 & 11

Class: Sep 21
Dives: Sep 25 & 26



Self-Reliant Diver

Cost: $200

The Self-Reliant Specialty course gives you the confidence and skills to rely on yourself and only yourself when diving. If you’re a photographer, frequently travel alone, on a “Pro” Track, or just want to improve your confidence in diving this class is for you!

The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver specialty course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant diver course:

  • To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.
  • To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility. This course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:

  • The value and application of the buddy system. 
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner. 
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks. 
  • The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed.
  • Dive planning and gas management.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Advanced Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum 100 Logged Dives
• Minimum age is 18 years old

Required Equipment (Rental Available):
• Appropriately Rigged Pony Bottle or Tank equipped with H or Y-valve
• Surface Marker Buoy and Reel
• Backup Signaling Device (Whistle, Mirror, etc.)
• Slate and Writing Instrument
• Compass
• Cutting Tool

Course Materials:
• Manual (included in cost of class)

West County


2021 Schedule
Coming soon



Semiclosed Rebreather

Have you ever wanted to go diving, but without most of those bubbles? Here's your chance to try it with the PADI Semiclosed Rebreather Dolphin/Atlantis Specialty course. This Specialty course introduces you to the Drager Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreathers.

This Specialty course introduces the planning, organization, procedures, potential problems and hazards of semiclosed rebreather diving. It is specific to the features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreathers.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisities:
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) OR PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) with proof of at least 10 logged dives beyond open water training dives
• PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 15 years old

Course Materials:
• Student Workbook will be provided in class


 Semiclosed Rebreather Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request.
 


Sidemount Diver

Cost: $225 (if student owns needed gear) / $325 (with loaner gear for the class)

What is Sidemount?
Diving in a sidemount configuration is the process of taking one or two cylinders and placing them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back.

Why use sidemount equipment configuration?
A sidemount equipment configuration enables a unique method of buoyancy control which results in a more streamlined profile, reducing drag making kicking and moving through the water easier and more efficient.

Sidemount equipment and harness are custom fit to each individual, accommodating divers of all shapes and sizes. Most importantly, side mount can be used for all recreational, reef, wreck, and wall dives. Interested in technical diving? No need to purchase another set of cylinders just to double up. Sidemount is the lighter way to technical dive. Sidemount is easier on the back: divers carry the cylinder(s) separate from your harness to the water. Cylinders and weights are then mounted and attached in the water, making the entries and exits to dive sites much easier.

The purpose of the PADI Sidemount Diver specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving in double cylinders properly configured for open water side mount diving.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 15 years old

Course Materials:
• Sidemount & Tec Sidemount Diver Manual
(Before class, you'll read Section One and complete the Knowledge Review)

Gear Requirements:
• All personal standard diving equipment including mask, boots, fins
• Two independent cylinders (65 cu.ft. or larger)
• Exposure suit (including hood and gloves)
• Weight system
• Two first stage regulators with a second stage (one with a seven foot hose for air sharing),
  
pressure gauge, low pressure inflator hose
• BCD properly configured for open water side mount diving with a low-pressure inflator
• Complete instrumentation, including a means to monitor depth, time and direction
• Recreational Dive Planner (table or eRDP/eRDPml) or dive computer
• Diving tool or knife capable of cutting line
• Slate with pencil
• Whistle or other surface signaling device
• Log book
• Dive light (recommended)


 Sidemount Diver Class Schedule

This course can be scheduled at other times... and at different destinations.
Contact us if interested and we can work out a schedule that works for you.



Underwater Naturalist

Cost: $150

If you're interested in aquatic life, then the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is for you. This course is an introduction to the underwater aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic life interaction techniques.

During your PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course, you'll learn underwater naturalist dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also get an overview of the major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths. You'll put this information into practice during your two open water dives.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• PADIs Underwater Naturalist Manual (included in cost of class)

Note: Participants need to complete the required knowledge review in the student manual prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.
 

 Underwater Naturalist Class Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on any Y-kiki sponsored dive vacation.
 


Underwater Navigator

Cost: $165

When you're underwater, knowing where you are and where you're going comes in handy, especially if you're looking for that beautiful reef that you've heard all about. The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course will help you become a pro at finding your way underwater.

During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you'll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You'll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You'll put these into practice during your three open water dives.

Your Adventures In Diving Navigation Adventure Dive may count toward your Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.



Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certified (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• Underwater Navigator e-Learning (included in cost of class)
• Compass

Note: You will need to complete the required e-Learning prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.

Underwater Navigator Class Schedule

 West County
 South County

 
2021 Schedule
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Class: May 25
Dives: May 29 & 30

Class: Jul 20
Dives: Jul 24 & 25

Class: Sep 7
Dives: Sep 11 & 12

 
2021 Schedule
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Class: Apr 20
Dives: Apr 24 & 25

Class: Jun 22
Dives: Jun 26 & 27

Class: Aug 17
Dives: Aug 21 & 22

Class: Oct 5
Dives: Oct 9 & 10



Underwater Pumpkin Carving Specialist

Cost: $40

Sign up to take the PADI Underwater Pumpkin Carving Distinctive Specialty course — a fun and unique c-card for your logbook! Learn all about what it takes to carve a pumpkin underwater including proper weighting, buoyancy control and cool techniques. Each buddy team carves a pumpkin over two dives. Be sure and register for the Soak Your Gourd Event which includes quarry entry fee, supper, drinks and an event t-shirt (click here for details).

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old
• Each diver will be required to sign PADI’s Continuing Education Administrative Document, including the Divers’ Medical Questionnaire. Medical clearance by a doctor may be required for some.

Required Materials:
• Divers will need to bring their own pumpkin, carving tools, mesh bag for collection of pumpkin guts and dive equipment


 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Specialist Schedule


 Soak Your Gourd!
 Y-kiki Divers' Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
 Oct. 16, 2021 at Mermet Springs, Metropolis, IL



Whale Shark Awareness

Cost: $125

The purpose of the Whale Shark Awareness Specialty course is to introduce divers and snorkelers to whale sharks and familiarize them with proper recreational diving techniques for responsible interaction. Training should emphasize fun and safety. The goals of the Whale Shark Awareness Specialty course training are:



• To introduce divers to whale shark biology, behavior and distribution.
• Provide an overview of whale shark research and worldwide conservation status.
• To enable divers to plan, organize and execute a whale shark dive in a safe, passive manner.
• To emphasize the importance of whale shark monitoring activities and provide whale shark conservation opportunities through participation in Project AWARE’s Whale Shark Project

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old


Nondiver route: Snorkelers may participate in the course but will have different administrative, certification and in-water requirements.

 Whale Shark Awareness Schedule

 Course offered upon request and on select Y-kiki sponsored dive vacations.


Wreck Diver

Cost: $200

The lure of exploring sunken vessels, airplanes and automobiles is something most divers can't resist. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course introduces you to wreck diving and helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving.

You'll learn about:
• The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
• The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
• Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures

Your Adventures In Diving Wreck Adventure Dive may count toward this Specialty certification at instructor discretion.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Start your e-Learning today and complete the dives later.
Call the shop or click the banner below to purchase the e-Learning directly from PADI.



Prerequisites:
• PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 15 years old

Course Materials:
• Wreck Diver eLearning ( included in cost of class)
• Reel
• Personal marker light, primary light, secondary/back-up light

Note: You will need to complete the required eLearning prior to attending class. Course fee does not include rental equipment.

Wreck Diver Class Schedule

West County
 South County


2021 Schedule
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class: Jun 8
Dives: Jun 12 & 13

Class: Aug 3
Dives: Aug 7 & 8

Class: Oct 19
Dives: Oct 23 & 24


2021 Schedule
All classes 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class: May 11
Dives: May 15 & 16

Class: Jul 6
Dives: Jul 10 & 11

Class: Sep 21
Dives: Sep 25 & 26



Yoga Diver

Cost: $75

During class you will learn and practice Pranayama (Breath awareness) and Asanas (Posture sequence) specifically chosen to improve the strength, flexibility, and range of motion beneficial to SCUBA diving. You will also receive an illustrated copy of the Posture sequence to facilitate practicing it on your own at home.

During Confined Water you will practice buoyancy and propulsion exercises while maintaining breath awareness and efficient body motion. This will include achieving correct weighting with a center of gravity so you can maintain neutral buoyancy in any position, a variety of kicks, no mask breath exercise, and hovering in a variety of positions.

1 classroom session and 1 pool session

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 10 years old

Course Materials:
• None

Yoga Diver Schedule

West County

 
2021 Schedule
Available upon request.

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Zombie Apocalypse Diver

Cost: $150

Earn your PADI ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE DIVER Distinctive Specialty Certification with Y-kiki Divers!

This course was designed using state-of-the-art dive training – and the latest intelligence on zombies!  It offer divers the chance to hone their skills and enjoy a day of wild adventure in the water… while testing their skills for survival through a Zombie Apocalypse!

As an added bonus, this PADI Distinctive Specialty Certification counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating!  Yes, this is a real PADI Specialty Course – you can read about it in Sport Diver Magazine by clicking here.

Obtained over the course of 2 scenario-based dives, trainees will earn their certification by completing a unique series of challenges and obstacles. Divers will test their survival skills, rescue skills and a few skills they didn’t even know they had. At the end they will obtain the most sought after certification card in SCUBA history: Zombie Apocalypse Diver.

All students are encouraged to wear zombie makeup and dive gear for their open water dives!

THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SPECIALTY COURSE INCLUDES:

Manual
PADI C-Card (Clearly states that you hold the rank of Zombie Apocalypse Diver! Not that anyone will check your C-card after the world ends…)
Certificate of Completion (Suitable for framing… not that there are any frames left after the apocalypse, but you can use it as kindling.)
Zombie Skin Bracelet (To commemorate your training in survival diving. The bracelet is made with real zombie skin. Wearing it will help mask your odor to avoid the herd of walkers.)

What Will We Be Doing?

The course is a one day diving event. It involves an hour of class time to go over the course materials which include: A history of the class, zombie history, the biology and physiology of zombies, types of zombies, and what to expect during the class. The information is included in the student manual.

Prerequisites:
• PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
• Minimum age is 12 years old

Credits: Zombie Diver photo by Mark Romano, Zombie Apocalypse Logo designed by Stanley Bucasas for Sharkiteuthis Diving Co. LLC (www.zombieapocalypsediver.com)

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 Zombie Apocalypse Diver Schedule


 May 29, 2021 (Memorial Weekend) ~ Pennyroyal Blue Springs, Hopkinsville, KY

 Sept. 4, 2021 (Labor Day Weekend) ~ Pennyroyal Blue Springs, Hopkinsville, KY


 
 
 
 

 
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