If it is your dream to go deep, take better underwater photos, dive wrecks or breathe with Nitrox, PADI specialty courses will allow you to accomplish these ambitions. Additionally, there are several other courses to choose from allowing you to strengthen your underwater skills while having a great time.
Since there are so many exciting things to explore underwater, you will want to make the most of your dive time. Because nitrogen is absorbed slower as you leisurely ascend to shallower depths, multilevel diving can safely extend your bottom time. You will learn how to use a variety of dive computers and the PADI electronic recreational dive planner to help accomplish your next multilevel undersea adventure.
Search and Recovery Diver
If you have ever lost something underwater, you probably remember it was very challenging to find. Regardless of the size and shape of an item, it is beneficial for divers to be able to retrieve objects once found. This course will teach you how to locate items below the surface using specific search patterns and bring them up with the assistance of a lift bag. As long as you are scuba diving, these skills will come in handy when you want to recover something in the water.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Make diving effortless by perfecting your underwater neutral buoyancy. You will master the highest levels of buoyancy performance by learning to streamline your scuba gear and determine how much weight you need to add. These skills will allow you to move smoothly and hover naturally in the water. As a result, you will extend your bottom time by decreasing air consumption, find more opportunities for positive interactions with sea life, and help preserve the fragile aquatic environment.
Scuba diving is more enjoyable when you know where you are going, where you have been and where you are at any given time. In order to accurately navigate through the water and get the most out of your dive site visit, you will need to know how to use natural underwater clues and a compass. Through practice, you will gain confidence, save time, and have a great diving experience.
Enriched Air Diver
Nitrox diving is becoming an increasing trend in the scuba world because it lets you to stay down longer and get back into the water quicker. This special nitrogen and oxygen breathing gas mixture allows for more time underwater, especially on repetitive dives. No wonder this course is the most popular PADI diving specialty.
Let the ocean do all the work as you glide along with the underwater currents. You will see the ever changing scenery unfold before your eyes, while you effortlessly “go with the flow.” The currents bring plankton to the dive areas attracting a large number of sea life, making for a dive to be remembered.
Night diving allows you to see the underwater world come to life under the glow of your dive light. You may have been to your favorite dive spots several times before in the day, but seeing them at night gives you a whole new perspective. In this course, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to enjoy this new journey by moonlight.
After you have been diving a few times, you may have the desire to go deeper. Because going deep opens up a whole new world to be discovered, it is an exhilarating experience for all those who have an urge to try it. You must first learn the deep diving safety procedures in order to make this dream become a reality.
Digital Underwater Photography
Capture the diving adventures you shared with your friends and family with underwater photography. You will learn the basic techniques how to take underwater photos all while having a blast. Relive these special moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Diving from a boat is a convenient and fun way to explore the underwater world and is the most common way to access the most amazing dive sites. Boats vary in size and functionality all around the world, so it is important to learn the safety procedures how to enter and exit each style of boat. Also, you will learn basic marine terminology and etiquette. After this course, you will be equipped with a skill you will use most frequently throughout your diving career.
Wrecks open a captivating window to the past, whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap. Unlocking mysteries and exploring avenues of discovery make this course fascinating, exhilarating, and irresistible. You will learn the proper safety techniques for entering and exploring intact wrecks and how to research and study the background and history of the shipwreck.
Project AWARE Specialist
The Project AWARE Foundation is the scuba diving industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Anyone who is interested in becoming an underwater conservationist is welcome to enjoy this course. You will learn about the most common issues facing aquatic environments and what you can do to make a difference to conserve them.
Coral Reef Conservation: After you have finished an awesome dive or looked at a beautiful underwater photo, the colorful and vibrant coral reef is usually what stands out. This course informs divers, snorkelers and non-divers about the world’s coral reefs and how they play a vital role in the environment. Becoming aware of the fragility and the unstable health of the aquatic ecosystem is very important so you can help improve and preserve this vulnerable atmosphere.
Fish Identification: Have you ever asked yourself, “What kind of fish is that?” This course provides you with fun fish identification facts, so you will have an answer to your question next time you go diving. Once you have the knowledge of the primary fish families and their characteristics, you can easily decipher similar species no matter where you are diving in the world. You will find you enjoy your dives even more after you know exactly what sea life you are safely interacting with.