PADI SPECIALITY COURSES


PADI SPECIALITY COURSES

PADI NIGHT DIVER The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you've been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course. On your three dives , you'll learn:

  • Light handling and communication techniques.
  •  Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
  •  Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enrol in the Night Diver specialty course. The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification & your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating


 

PADI ALTITUDE DIVER Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Interested? Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you're ready to discover a hidden world where few have ventured, then the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you. Learning to adjust your dive plan for the reduced surface pressure at altitude is an important part of the course. You'll complete two scuba dives and learn:

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures and techniques.
  • How to adjust your dive computer for altitude diving or calculate altitude dive profiles using the RDP Table or eRDPMLTM.
  • How to avoid problems and handle emergency situations, if they occur, at altitude.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Altitude Diver course. The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an PADI Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PADI WRECK DIVER COURSE Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

If you're at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enrol in the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. On your four, you'll also learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.
  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

This course counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PADI UNDERWATER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE  This specialty course helps you easily achieve great photo results. This course also counts towards the Advanced Open Water Diver course and your Master Scuba Diver rating. Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you'll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.
  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.  
  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible for this course & it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating


PADI DEEP DIVER The lure of the deep. There's something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it's a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your personal limits, on your four deep dives you'll learn about:

  • Specialised deep diving equipment
  • Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control
  • Managing your gas supply and dealing with gas narcosis

  • If you've earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you're at least 15 years old, you can enrol in the Deep Diver course & counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you're going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way. On your three dives you'll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice

  • Methods to estimate distance underwater.
  • Compass navigation while making multiple turns.
  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
  • Underwater map making.

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enrol in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as a PADI Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PADI BOAT DIVER Much of the world's best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you've never made a boat dive or you've logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site. The PADI Boat Diver course teaches you about the advantages and ease of diving from a boat. On your two dives you'll practice boat diving techniques and learn

  • Boat terminology.
  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
  • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enrol in the Boat Diver course & it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.



PADI PEAK PERFORMANCE BOYANCY Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. On your two dives you will learn,

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you're not too light or too heavy.
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you're perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position.

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enrol in the Boat Diver course & it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.



PADI SEARCH & RECOVERY  It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you've ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun. Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you'll practice:

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.

If you're at least 12 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enrol in the Search & Recovery Diver Specialty course, it also counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating

 

PADI ENRICHED AIR (NITROX)  Enriched Air, also known as “nitrox”, is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend bottom time and reduce nitrogen loading. It is PADI's most popular specialty course. PADI Enriched Air Diver Online can be completed in as little as an afternoon. After completing your online learning you'll apply the knowledge you've learned by practicing procedures for obtaining and analysing enriched air with your PADI Instructor. You also have the option of completing two open water enriched air dives (additional fees apply). You will learn:

  • Why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations.
  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analysing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Learn to set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enrol in the PADI Enriched Air course & it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PADI EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST Don't miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing O-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment. The Equipment Specialist course teaches you about:

  • Gear care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations.
  • Common equipment problems and how to handle them.
  •  Equipment configuration suggestions and the latest gear.  
  • PADI (Junior) Scuba Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible for this course & it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating



PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying - except that you're underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound likes fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you. On your two dives, along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you'll:

  • Be introduced to drift diving equipment - floats, lines and reels
  • Get an overview of aquatic currents - causes and effects
  • Practice buoyancy control, navigation, communication and methods for staying close to your buddy as you drift along

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enrol in the Drift Diver specialty course, it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course & your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PADI DRY SUIT DIVER course Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world's cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. On your two dives, in addition to reviewing dive safety procedures when using a dry suit, you'll learn:

  • Which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you.
  • How to take care of your dry suit.
  • Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
  • Mastering buoyancy control when using a dry suit.

If you're at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enrol in the Dry Suit Diver course. It also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PROJECT AWARE Specialty course is an introduction to Project AWARE as a global movement for ocean protection. It focuses and expands on the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet. Through interactive discussions, you'll learn how you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive or travel. A dry, ‘fins off' course, this specialty is ideal for divers and non divers alike to gain insight into how decisions above and below the surface impact our water planet. Through classroom workshops, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Project AWARE movement.
  • Understand the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet.
  • Develop an action plan for how you can personally make a difference.

Anyone with an interest in conservation can complete this course but if you’re a diver it also counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.



PROJECT AWARE DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS  speciality course. 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. Your training starts in the classroom by learning:

  • About marine debris, the damage done, what it is, where it comes from and how divers are part of the solution.
  • How to establish a Dive Against Debris® survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles and equipment.
  • Also the use of photography and knowing what to leave behind.
  • How to make your survey count. The five easy steps to report the debris you've removed to maximize each survey's benefits.
  • How to join the global Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.

During your one open water dive, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris® survey, including weighing, sorting, recording, disposing and reporting your marine debris to Project AWARE.

If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enrol in the Dive Against Debris Specialty course.

The dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification & your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


PROJECT AWARE  CORAL REEF CONSERVATION  Specialty course informs divers and non divers about the plight of the world’s coral reefs. The course describes how coral reefs function and why they are so important. It also reviews why many reefs are in serious trouble and what individuals can do to prevent further decline. Most divers, snorkelers and environmental enthusiasts have already visited or plan to visit a coral reef. The Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course provides the knowledge base for proper interaction while touring a reef.

It works in conjunction with Project AWARE's popular AWARE - Our World, Our Water manual which is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding and preserving aquatic environments as well as learning more about ocean environments, ecosystems and threats.

Anyone with an interest in conservation can complete this course

 

PADI EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER speciality course Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you're ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid. You'll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you'll practice:

  • Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
  • Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
  • Using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.

There are NO prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course - it's open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers - boat crew, lifeguards, etc. - will benefit from having this training. If you are a diver though it also counts towards the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.