Specialty PADI Specialty courses allow you to deepen your knowledge and experience in specific areas of diving. By completing a specialty course you demonstrate your expertise in each field. After completing your PADI Rescue Diver course and 5 PADI Specialties you may apply to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver the highest non-professional certification.
Also you may credit dives you completed during a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course or a PADI Adventure Diver course towards the corresponding specialty.
Our range of specialty subjects is taught by instructors who have proven their expertise in each area. Choose from a list of exciting alternatives.
Specialties require two three or four dives and are charged at a rate of £xx.xx per dive
Learn how to plan and run deep dives safely. This course covers special equipment considerations avoiding nitrogen narcosis preventing decompression sickness and handling potential problems correctly. This is a very useful specialty course for everyone seeking to go deeper or seeking to become a technical diver. The Deep Diver Specialty course is the ideal preparation for diving wrecks. You may be asked for a PADI Deep Diver Specialty certification in order to dive at some sites around the world.
Whether you have never made a boat dive or you have logged dozens the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the various ways you stow gear enter and exit the water use surface lines and more depending upon the type boat and the location.
Whether sunk intentionally or tragically whether a sunken ship a plane or an automobile the call of wrecks is nearly irresistible to divers. Through the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course you get the skills knowledge and procedures you need to answer the call of wreck diving.
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then stay out of the water. What? Stay out of the water? Yes! Unlike a wet suit a dry suit seals you off from the outside water. In the PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course you will learn how to use a dry suit. And that keeps you warm! Even in very cold water.
When everyone buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck they are having a great time until it is time to go. Then they turn to you because as a PADI Underwater Navigator you know the way back to the boat. Underwater navigation can be challenging but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course you master the challenge.You learn the tools of the trade including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater follow navigation patterns and know where you are while following an arbitrary irregular course using the Nav Finder.
See the underwater world in a different light. As an introduction to underwater nightlife the Night Diver Specialty course covers techniques for communication and navigation in limited visibility. You will learn about special procedures and equipment necessary for planning and running night dives. The Night Diver Specialty course will give you confidence in diving in the dark.
Some of the best dives in the world are drift dives. Drift dives require slightly different procedures from diving from a moored boat. A Drift Diver Specialty course will give you a greater comprehension of these procedures and an understanding of how to plan a drift dive. Knowing to handle currents tides and weather will help you plan your dives more effectively.
Ever wondered how your instructor is able to hover motionless in the water? In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course you will learn to how to weight yourself precisely for optimum control poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend effortlessly master streamlining and moving through the water cleanly efficiently and gracefully. As you usually dive near fragile underwater environments it is very important to avoid harm to them or yourself.
With Enriched Air/Nitrox you can dive more safely and for longer (subject to certain limits, of course!) since your body absorbs less nitrogen than when diving with air. Enriched Air/Nitrox also allows for shorter surface intervals between two subsequent dives. The Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver course takes 1 day and can be done during a diving day on a dive boat. You will learn how to plan and conduct Enriched Air/Nitrox dives analyse the oxygen content of your tank complete a fill log and how to rent nitrox tanks properly in the future. Your Specialty certification allows you to dive with Enriched Air/Nitrox worldwide. Minimum age 15 years.
This course enables you to get the most out of your unique underwater pictures. With the Underwater Photography Specialty course you will learn how to take full advantage of your camera to capture perfectly the underwater world with your camera. This course takes 1 day with two dives applying practical skills. You will learn about cameras and housings underwater photography techniques and making the most out of your pictures on a computer.
In this course you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That is the way you really dive after all. You will learn to use The Wheel version of the RDP for planning multilevel dives making it a great companion for your dive computer (as well as a way to make multilevel dives if you forget to bring your computer).
The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course introduces you to underwater video equipment and videography fundamentals such as exposure focus shot types moves story line and shot sequencing. It takes you through the post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece. By the time you complete the course you will have gone through the entire basic video production process.