Specialty Scuba Courses

Boat Diver

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve 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.(2 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Boat Crew-Pak

Price: $99 + Charter

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Cavern Diver

If you dive within the light zone of a cave, the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visible, you’re cavern diving. If you want to explore secrets hidden in caverns around the world you’ll want your PADI Cavern Diver certification. During this course you will learn to use the equipment and procedures that allow you to explore such areas safely. This is a challenging and very exciting course that includes four training dives over two days. (4 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Cavern Book

Price: $350.00 + equipment

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Coral Reef Conservation

The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and nondivers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how they can help.

What do I need?

  • Manual

Price: $99 + Dives

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Deep Diver

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – going deep to see things others can only dream about. In this course you will experience what it’s like to dive beyond 60 feet. Down there (70-130ft), it’s different. It takes additional training.(4 dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 12 years old
  • Experience diving beyond 18 meters/60 feet
  • Deep Crew-Pak

Price: $199 + Charters

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Digital Photographer

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer.

During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster than you may imagine. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more.

What do I need?

  • PADI Openwater Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 10 years old
  • Crew-Pak

Price: $199 + Charters

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Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. 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.(2 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 12 years old

Price: $99 + Charter

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Drysuit Diver

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then stay out of the water. What? Stay out of the water? Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water. In the PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you’ll learn how to use a dry suit. And that keeps you warm! Even in very cold water.(2 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 10 years old
  • Drysuit Crew-Pak

Price: $150 + Charter

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Enriched Air Diver

Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

Whether you’re into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater.

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Enriched Air Crew-Pak

Price: $110 + book

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Equipment Specialist

Want to know about how your dive gear works? Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you. This course familiarizes you with the operation and maintenance of your dive equipment. The more you know about how your gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, the more performance you get from it and the better you can care for it.

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

Price: $99

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Fish ID

Have you ever asked yourself, “What was that?”

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

During two dives you gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater.

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Fish ID Manual

Price: $99 + Charter

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Multilevel Diver

Do you want to maximize your dive times? (Of course). Want to get the most out of your dive computer and The Wheel? (Naturally). Then the PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty course is for you.

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’s the way you really dive, after all. You’ll 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).(2 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 12 years old

Price: $99 + Charter

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Night Diver

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that come out after the sun goes down.(3 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 10 years old
  • Dive lights and night diving equipment
  • Night Crew-Pak

Price: $199 + Charters

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them.

Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself.(2 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Peak Performance Video

Price: $99 + Charters

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Project AWARE

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the
world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. Sign up for the Project AWARE Specialty course to learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them.
It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

What do I need?

  • Project AWARE manual

Price: $99

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Search & Recovery

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you’re looking for the challenge and excitement – along with doing your good deed for the day – the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what’s been lost, and how to get it to the surface.

In the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course, you learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. Not only do these skills make you more capable and confident in the water, but most Search and Recovery Divers eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost themselves.(4 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a PADI Open Water Diver with the PADI Underwater Navigator
  • Specialty (or equivalent certification)
  • Minimum: 10 years old
  • Search and Recovery Crew-Pak

Price: $199 + Charter (if applicable)

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Underwater Naturalist

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is especially for you.

In your journey to underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course under your belt, you see the aquatic world differently. You don’t see “fish,” but individual species with distinct strategies for surviving in a complex, interactive ecosystem.(2 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

Price: $99 + Charter

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Underwater Navigator

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s 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.

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Nav Crew-Pak

Price: $199 + Charter (if applicable)

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Underwater Videographer

Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world.
It’s underwater videography motion imaging that allows you to share and document your underwater adventures. The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.
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’ll have gone through the entire basic video production process.

What do I need?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

Price: $199 + Charter

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Wreck Diver

You drift down and pass through a window into the past. As you near the bottom, a recognizable shape begins to form. First, you see a straight line, then a round window. Next, a ship materializes in front of you. As you look at the wreck, past and the present meet.

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.(4 Dives)

What do I need?

  • PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification)
  • Minimum: 10 years old
  • Wreck Crew-Pak

Price: $199 + Charters

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