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PADI Speciality Courses

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PADI Deep Dive Speciality Course

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper.

There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep (to max 40 meters). It’s exhilarating.

What You Learn

You learn about –

Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters.

Deep scuba diving equipment considerations.

Experience in planning, organising and making four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Deep Diver Crew Pack (DVD and manual), provides a thorough overview of the principles and techniques needed to complete the PADI Deep Diver Speciality.

In addition to previewing skills you’ll practice with your instructor, the materials serve as a reference guide for deep diving in a variety of conditions and environments.

You’ll also find the answers to common questions such as –

Is it true that ascending no faster than your bubbles is a good ascent rate?

Can a slow ascent replace a safety stop?

PADI Deep Dive Specialty manual (included in the course price!)

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Deep Diver course, you must –

Be 15 years or older.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!).

Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

Your Deep Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructor’s discretion), as the first dive in the PADI Deep Diver course.

Your Next Adventure

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Deep Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Wreck Diver course.

Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently. Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.

Duration

The Deep Diver Specialty course consists of maximum 4 dives / 3 dives if your instructor credits you the Adventure Deep Dive.

You can find the prices here

PADI Nitrox Diver Speciality Course

Build your bottom time and build your confidence, as you learn that diving with enriched air isn’t rocket science or difficult!

Enriched air replaces some of the nitrogen you breathe underwater with oxygen, so that during a dive you absorb less nitrogen than you would when breathing normal air.

This means that you have longer no-decompression limits for each depth than you do using air, and are ultimately a safer diver – especially on repetitive dives.

The Fun Part

You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Learn

Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox with up to 40% of oxygen.

Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations.

Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you must –

Be 15 years or older.

Have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!)

Ask your PADI Instructor about how you can start your PADI Enriched Air Diver course during your PADI Open Water Diver course.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual (included in the course price!)

Your Next Adventure

Diving with enriched air Nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties: PADI Underwater Photographer/ Videographer and it is a prerequisite for all Technical Diving courses.

Duration

The Enriched Air “NITROX” Specialty Course takes half a day (no dive included), and can be done in addition to your normal dive package.

This means you won’t miss a single fun dive, but gain more safety and more time in the water.

You can find out the prices here

PADI Naturalist Speciality Course

Look closer to see more on your next dive.

Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life.

Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

The Fun Part

Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.

What You Learn

You learn about –

The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.

The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator / prey relationships.

Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment.

You put this information into practice during your two open water dives.

Prerequisites

To enroll in this course you must –

Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation).

Be at least 12 years old.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!).

Duration

The Naturalist Diver Specialty Course consists of maximum 2 dives / 1 dive if your instructor credits you the Adventure Naturalist dive.

You can find the prices here

PADI Underwater Photographer Speciality Course

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever.

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is learning to capture images to share with your friends and family. It’s a great way to re-live the adventures you’ve had.

What You Learn

How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.

The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly.

The three primary principles for good underwater photos.

The Learning Materials You Need

Avoid the frustration of learning underwater photography through trial and error. The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Crew Pack shortens the learning curve with tips and hints from the pros.

Topics covered include –

Basic photography tips; Strobe diagrams for a variety of effects; Tips for eliminating backscatter; An explanation of the various digital file formats and how to bring back the color in your images.

Materials You Need

The Crew Pack includes the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and submersible white balance slate. The course materials preview skills you’ll practice with your instructor.

Once the course is over, use your manual as a reference guide as you explore new environments and to evolve your skills.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Crew Pack (included in the course price!)

The Prerequisites for This Course

To enroll, you must have –

A PADI OPEN WATER certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

Be 12 years or older.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!)

Duration

The Digital Underwater Photography Course consists of maximum 2 dives / 1 dive if your instructor credits you the Adventure Underwater Photography dive.

You can find the prices here

 

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

What is neutral buoyancy?

Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart.

You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally.

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

The Fun Part

The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.

What You Learn

How to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.

Nuances in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree.

How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water.

How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty manual (included in the course price!)

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Peak Performance Diver course, you must –

Be at least 12 years of age, have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!).

Your Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructor’s discretion), as the first dive in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

Your Next Adventure

Part of mastering buoyancy control is learning how to use your BCD and weight system effectively, plus maintain streamlining.

This makes the PADI Equipment Specialist course a natural companion, because you learn more about these pieces of gear and how to make them suit your specific diving styles.

Duration

The Peak Performance Buoyancy Course consists of maximum 2 dives / 1 dive if your instructor credits you the Adventure PPB dive.

You can find out the prices here

PADI Night Diver Speciality Course

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night.

Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

The Fun Part

Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

What You Learn

You learn about –

Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems.

How to control your buoyancy at night.

Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night.

Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You will use the basic scuba diving equipment with a dive light and a backup light.

The Learning Materials You Need

Night Diving – there’s really nothing like it. With the right training and a little bit of planning, night dives can be as easy as diving during the day.

PADI’s Night Diver Crew Pack will help you prepare for your first night dives with a PADI Instructor.

PADI Night Diver manual (included in the course price!)

Topics covered include –

Tips for navigating at night, night diving etiquette, establishing an entry and exit point, and how to maintain your underwater light system.

Prerequisites

To enroll for this course –

You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation).

At least 12 years old.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!).

Duration

The Night Diver Specialty Course consists of maximum 3 dives / 2 dives if your instructor credits you the Adventure Night dive.

You can find the prices here

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