Specialty Courses

Boat Diver

Boat Diver Manual

Whether you have never made a boat dive or have logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver.

You will learn and discuss with your instructor:

  1. Diving from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards & how they can differ from place to place
  2. Gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area
  3. Safely entering and exiting the water
  4. Stowing your gear in the most appropriate areas
  5. Using surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives
  6. Locating basic boat safety equipment

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
  • 10 years old

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Deep Diver

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

You will learn and discuss with your instructor:

1.  Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters/ 60-130 feet 2.  Deep scuba diving equipment considerations 3.  Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
  • 15 years old

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

Diver Propulsion Vehical manual DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They assist you by moving you through the water with little or no kicking.  This can help you see more of a dive area while reducing  your air consumption..  Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPVs are a great way to see more and have a blast doing it.

 

You will learn and discuss with your instructor:

  1. Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  2. Equipment considerations
  3. Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Jr. Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
  • 12 years old

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Drift Diver

Drift Diver This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.   Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.

You will learn and discuss with your instructor:

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

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
  • 12 years old

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Dry Suit

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Enriched Air

Enriched Air DVDThe PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.  You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Learn

  1. Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  2. Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  3. Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
  • 12 years old

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

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Self-Reliant Diver

Self-Reliant Diver Self-reliant diving is when you plan your dives so you can respond to emergencies independently, whether you are diving with a buddy, group, or alone. If diving with a buddy or with a group, others may provide you with additional resources but self-reliant diving means that you do not rely on them to be your primary emergency response. In self-reliant diving you have the skills and knowledge to focus on and respond to diving emergencies without assistance. Self-reliant divers are comfortable with self-rescue skills so that in an emergency, the diver is equipped and prepared to react independently.

A self-reliant diver also identifies and is aware of other divers in the water who may be able to help should a need arise. This should be part of an ongoing awareness. Self-reliant divers may position themselves near others to increase the chances of help being available, and the roles these divers can play such as a source of gas or navigation assistance.

Prerequisites:

  1. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization
  2. Minimum 100 logged dives
  3. 18 years of age or older
  4. Successfully complete a dive skills assessment by a PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Instructor

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  1. Surface marker buoy, such as a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) or lift bag with at least 30 meters/100 feet of line.
  2. Redundant gas source
  3. Redundant depth gauge and bottom timer, or dive computer.
  4. Redundant surface signaling devices (both visual and audible)
  5. Knife or cutting tool (except where locally prohibited)
  6. Slate and pencil
  7. Back-up mask (recommended)

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Underwater Navigator

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Wreck

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