PADI Speciality Courses

Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver:

Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This entails spending longer time under the water, especially on repeated scuba dives, and spending less time on the surface.  

It is a one day course consists of 1 knowledge development, 1 practical application & Labeling session.

PADI Boat Diver:

If you love to travel, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will prepare you to dive from small inflatables all the way up to large liveaboards. Learn how to 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), Use surface lines and/or deploy a surface marker buoy (SMB) to initiate or conclude your dives. Learn how to properly stow your gear.

You will need 2 dives over one day. By reviewing the PADI Boat Diver Manual and video online, you’ll learn the important do’s and don’ts of boat diving including boat terminology, etiquette, safety and procedures.

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle(DPV) Speciality:

DPVs, also called underwater scooters, allow you to see more in less time, conserve air and get from one place to another faster – with a huge smile on your face. Underwater scooters also minimize long swims.

The course will take 2 dives over one day. You will have great fun and learn how to handle a DPV, manage your depth and avoid problems.

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle(DPV) Speciality:

You’ll have most likely learned to dive in the normal fashion with a single tank on your back. But having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty will teach you the fundamentals of diving with one, two or more scuba tanks mounted down your side instead of on your back.

What are the benefits of sidemount diving?

  • An alternative and often easier way to streamline in the water. You will feel free and less restricted.
  • Increased air supply without overloading your body with cumbersome and heavy dive equipment.
  • Enables easier equipment transportation, more relaxed entries and exits as well as reducing strain on your back.
  • Increases safety with a redundant air source and allows incredibly easy access to your air supply.

Padi Sidemount Diver Course will take 4 dives over 2 days. First, you’ll make a confined water dive to become familiar with sidemount diving equipment.

Your PADI Instructor will also teach you sidemount diving skills including:

  • Assemble and configure sidemount equipment
  • Mount scuba tanks in the water
  • Adjust your weights for optimal balance
  • Frog kicking,
  • Attaching and removing scuba tanks as you enter and exit the water,
  • Unclipping a scuba tank and swimming with the tank in front of you,
  • How to switch second stages and manage your breathing when wearing two scuba tanks.

When you’re comfortable with these skills, you’ll make three open water dives where you’ll practice your new skills, buoyancy control and problem solving. By the end of this course you will gain insight into basic tec diving techniques.

PADI Deep Diver Speciality :

Most divers eventually feel the impulse to plunge deeply. In order to investigate a wreck, take pictures, or just to see what’s there, scuba divers might wish to dive deeper than they’ve ever done.

Deep diving also means different things to different scuba divers. For some it is any dive deeper than 18 metres and for others it is any dive deeper than what they’ve done in the past. Whatever the definition, deep dives require planning and discipline in order to enjoy a safe deep dive.

 When you dive below 18 metres, there are special safety considerations. If you’re ready to expand your boundaries, a PADI Instructor will help you gain the skills and confidence to explore to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

The course will take 4 dives over two days. During four dives with a PADI Instructor, you’ll practice descents, buoyancy and safety stops. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll discover how deep dives affect color, physical objects and your brain.

You’ll learn about buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control at depth. And you will have the knowledge about;

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres
  • Specialised deep diving equipment considerations. 
  • Additional risks and considerations for deep diving planning including increased risk of narcosis, managing your air supply and shorter or no decompression limits. 
  • Emergency decompression procedures.

PADI Wreck Diver Speciality:

Wrecks offer fascinating windows into the past, whether they were intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef or were the consequence of an accident. The majority of divers find ships and other vessels that have sunk to be fascinating and enjoy unlocking the mysteries they have to offer.

They are ideal dive sites for enthusiastic underwater explorers because they are typically teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible and safe wreck diving.  The first step is learning the details of how to safely explore and penetrate wreck dive sites.

The wreck diver course will take 4 dives over two days. During the wreck course you will receive instruction and  practical guidance about;

  • Ways to prevent risks when diving and exploring wrecks
  • Special equipment requirements for wreck scuba diving
  • Techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • The best methods for researching potential wreck site.
  • Special finning techniques
  • Using lines and reels

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality: Perfect Your Trim.

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. Those scuba divers are neutrally buoyant, which means they don’t sink or float while diving. They interact gently with aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Becoming neutrally buoyant doesn’t just benefit you. It also benefits the underwater world. When you are able to ascend, descend or hover easily with full control, you’ll have less impact on the underwater environment. Indeed, it’s just one of many things you can do to help protect the ocean.

You can achieve this, too.

The course will take 2 dives over one day. During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to: 

  • 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 and move more smoothly through the water
  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.
  • Reduce the risk of uncontrolled ascents
  • Get a closer view of smaller marine life

PADI Night Diver Specialty:

Drop into a whole new world and find out what’s so mysterious and alluring about the ocean at night. Watch the underwater world come to life under the glow of your torchlight. Observe creatures that you would not normally see during the daylight hours, plus those that you think you know well often behave completely differently during the twilight hours. The course will take 3 dives over 2 days.

You’ll learn :

  • Navigate underwater at night
  • Make ascents and descents in the dark
  • Using your torch for communication
  • Night diving equipment.
  • Planning night dives.
  • Reacting properly to special night diving situations.
  • Night diving techniques.

PADI Underwater Navigator:

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. Underwater navigation can be challenging,  but you will eventually master the compass work and it will all come so naturally to you. The course will take 3 dives over 2 days.

You will learn:

  • Navigation patterns
  • Natural navigation
  • Compass navigation while making turns
  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Underwater map making
  • Dive site relocation
  • Methods to estimate distance underwater

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty:

Have you ever lost something in the water? Finding items underwater is both challenging and rewarding. You need to know how to gather information, organize a search and choose an effective underwater search pattern. To develop and enhance your searching abilities, your PADI Instructor will help you with practice scenarios. 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. The course will take 4 dives over two days.

During the course you will learn:

  • Using your compass and natural navigation, learn how to swim search patterns.
  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns
  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods
  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive
  • Limited visibility search techniques

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty:

Keep memories & only leave bubbles. You’ve seen that amazing wreck, the beautiful reef and wonderful marine life– now you want a lasting memory of it. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty allowing you to capture images of your underwater adventures anytime you’re in the water, whatever camera you use. The course will take 2 dives over a day.

 You will cover:


  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method of photography. It’s not all about how to take a picture, white balancing and using colour filters.
  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • How to use underwater photography lights (strobes), avoid backscatter and enhance color.

PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty:

Capture and share the dynamıics, motion and sounds of the underwater world with your friends and family. From equipment setup, shot types and sequencing through to buoyancy control and positioning, this course will assist you in producing a video that viewers will enjoy.

  • You’ll cover fundamentals such as exposure, focus, story line and sequencing
  • You’ll learn about the editing process and how to produce a video.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty:

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver when the need arise.  Being the best buddy you can, means being prepared – especially in a time of emergency. The course prepares you to offer aid and teaches you to recognize scuba diving injuries and illnesses requiring emergency oxygen.

This course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives. It just needs one day of commitment. During which you learn:

  • How to recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
  • Administer emergency oxygen system.
  • You’ll review a step-by-step explanation of when and how to provide emergency oxygen.
  • You’ll also learn about safety considerations, and how to assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen equipment.

PADI Delayed Surface Maker Buoy(DSMB) Diver :

While your diving adventure continues you will quickly learn the importance of alerting people on the surface to your position underwater.

Whether you need to send a signal for the boat to pick you up after a dive, find a missing buddy, ascend without a fixed reference line or warn off boat traffic, DSMB can be used to add another layer of safety. For even completing your safety stop, which is useful in a current or when there are no other visual references. Take this course to learn about all the beneficial uses of a DSMB. The course will take 2 dives over a day.

You will learn:

  • The various uses of an SMB or DSMB
  • The differences between each type and colour of the marker buoy.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of various types of reels
  • Preparing and stowing your DSMB and reel.
  • Deploying the DSMB from a stationary position and from mid-water.
  • Swimming while towing a DSMB and managing the reel and line.
  • Making a safety stop using the DSMB line

PADI Drift Diver Specialty:

Drift Diving is effortless and relaxing because you simply glide with the current and feel the freedom of flying underwater. However you need to learn essential tips and techniques that make “going with the flow” an absolute breeze!

The course will take 2 dives in a current over a day. During the course you will:

  • Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and buddy communication during two drift dives.
  • Gain experience using a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB), line, reel or other drift diving safety equipment.
  • Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
  • Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group while you float with the current.

PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty:

The PADI Dive Against Debris Course will teach you about the threats of trash in our oceans to the marine ecosystem. You will also plan scuba dives to remove underwater debris and learn the decision making process to only remove certain items to protect the environment.

The course will take one dive over one day.

You’ll learn:

  • About marine debris, where it comes from, how it affects marine life, how to remove debris safely.
  • Identify which objects should and shouldn’t be removed from the ocean
  • How to conduct a Dive Against Debris survey, the survey frequency, sites, profiles, and equipment. How to make a survey that counts.
  • The five easy steps to report the debris you’ve removed to maximize each survey’s benefits.
  • How to contribute Project AWARE movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet.

PADI Fish Identification Specialty:

You may have been asked many times one of the most common questions in scuba diving: “What was that fish?” Wouldn’t it be great to be the person that has the answer to it? It is the time to learn more about the marine fish you come across during your dives.  Be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the question.

The course will take 2 dives over one day. You’ll learn:

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies.
  • About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty:

You may have done quite a few dives on a familiar dive site and still missed many things. If you take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course, you will discover different organisms as you observe how marine life coexists in their aquatic ecosystem.

You will look into the behaviour of marine life and how symbiosis keeps the ecosystem at balance.

The course will take 2 dives over one day. You’ll learn:

  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds,
  • The major aquatic life groupings, interactions,
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator/prey relationships,
  • How to interact responsibly with aquatic life,
  • The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment.

PADI Equipment Specialty:

Diving is an equipment-intensive activity. Unfortunately, many divers are reluctant to learn more about their equipment because they feel they’re not ‘mechanically inclined’.
Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. It might be a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic equipment adjustments.

No dives are required for this specialty, you just need one day commitment.

The course will cover:

  • Theory, principles, and operation of scuba diving equipment
  • Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, equipment storage.
  • Overcome common problems with dive equipment
  • Recommended maintenance procedures (includes a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Gain suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear.

PADI Cavern Diver Specialty:

The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course gives you the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly – allowing you to enter far enough for adventure, but staying within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. This course teaches the skills and equipments required for cavern diving, and allows divers to experience an overhead environment under the guidance of an instructor.

The course will take 4 dives over two days. The first dive will be focused on line handling, reel use and emergency procedures outside a cavern; and the next three dives put your new skills to use inside a cavern.

You’ll learn:

  • Best practices for minimizing risk inside a cavern.
  • Following the rule of thirds for air consumption: Use one-third of your air supply going in, one-third to swim out, and keep one-third in reserve.
  • An introduction to, and practice with the vital equipment used by cave divers, including underwater flashlights, redundant air supplies and guidelines.
  • How to practice important skills like buoyancy control and specialized fin kicks to avoid kicking up silt from the bottom
  • Avoiding disorientation
  • Dive planning, including depth and distance limits and air management for cavern diving.

PADI Emergency First Response(EFR)Course:

First aid and CPR are important skills for divers as you never know when you might need them. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate course that specialises in teaching vital lifesaving skills.

The one-day Emergency First Response course gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies – not just in the diving world, but in everyday life.

The Emergency First Response® Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course combines flexible online self-study and in-person training.

Learning First Response Primary Care (CPR):  Teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. During the course, you will learn the basic steps of a First Responder. These include the following skills:

  • Risk evaluation
  • Assessment of injury
  • Rescue breathing and CPR
  • Managing bleeding successfully
  • Responding safely to choking victims
  • Managing a victim in shock
  • Successfully bandaging and applying splints.

This course is a combination of knowledge and skill development, giving you the confidence and ability you need to provide care effectively in emergency situations. The lessons learned as part of the First Response Primary Care course can be used regardless of the accident being diving related or not.

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid): Many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this section teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You will focus on developing your first aid skills through practising realistic scenarios. This course involves learning the following skills:

  • Injury assessment
  • Illness assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Applying splints for dislocations or fractures.