Specialty Courses

Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration.

You can take courses close to home through your local PADI dive shop or while on a scuba vacation. See what’s available from this list of great courses:

 

• Deep Diver
What You Learn

•Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
•Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
•Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor


• Drift Diver
What You Learn

•Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving
•An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, reels
•Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
•Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
•Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group
•Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving
•An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, reels
•Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
•Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
•Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group


• Wreck Diver
What You Learn

•Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
•How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
•Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
•Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
•Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor


• Boat Diver
What You Learn

Learn the tips, tricks and ways to

Dive from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards :

•how they differ from place to place
•gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area

Safely enter and exit the water :

•sometimes it’s better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the boat
•sometimes you just take off your fins and weights and walk up the ladder
•stow your gear in the most appropriate areas
•use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives
•locate basic boat safety equipment


• Night Diver
What You Learn

•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

 

• Multi Level Diver
What You Learn

•You'll learn what multilevel diving is and why you want to plan for multilevel dives. You'll also get to see the various types of multilevel dive calculators (including dive computers), as well as learn about multilevel dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and potential problems. You'll plan a multilevel dive profile and dive it with your PADI Instructor.
•Plan and execute multilevel dives (different depths on the same dive)
•Back up your dive computer and plan multilevel dives
•Maximize your no stop time

 

NON Diving Courses

• Equipment Specialist
What You Learn

•Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment
•Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
•How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
•Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)


• Oxygen Provider
What You Learn

•Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
•Properly setup equipment
•Administer emergency oxygen


• Enriched Air Diver (option diving)
What You Learn

•Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
•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