Specialties

Are you looking to develop your diving?​ ​PADI Specialty Courses allow you to develop your skills and learn new ones. You will enhance your diving capability, experience and enjoyment of the sport!

​We offer a full range of specialty courses, please contact us if you wish to complete a course not listed below.

DEEP DIVER

This course teaches you the knowledge, skills and techniques for deep diving.

What this course will cover:​

  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving
  • Special equipment considerations for deeper diving
  • How to plan and organise your dives
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
Deep Diver

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography will help you develop the knowledge, practical skills and techniques needed to take excellent photographs.

What this course will cover:​

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • How to prepare and maintain your camera equipment
  • The basic skills and techniques for taking photos underwater
Digital Underwater Photographer Diver

DRIFT DIVER

This course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you will:

  • Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels
  • Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
  • Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives
  • Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current
Drift Diver

DRY SUIT DIVER

This speciality introduces you to diving in a dry suit, and how to be safe and comfortable.

What this course will cover:​

  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of dry suit diving
  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Safety Checks
  • Ascent and descent procedure
Dry Suit Diver

DSMB DIVER

As you start to venture further afield with your diving, you will quickly learn the importance of alerting people on the surface to your position underwater. A delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB or SMB) is an essential piece of equipment for any diver – Whether you need to summon the boat to pick you up after a dive, find a missing buddy, ascend without a fixed reference line, warn off boat traffic or even request extra cylinders.

This course will teach you how to easily, safely and reliably deploy a DSMB; giving you the peace of mind that you are comfortable using this essential (though initially daunting) piece of equipment whenever you may need to.

Upon completing the Surface Marker Buoy Speciality, you will be able to understand:

  • The various uses of a SMB or DSMB
  • The differences between each type and colour of marker buoy
  • The advantages and disadvantages of various types of reels
  • Deployment of a DSMB from underwater
  • Considerations of deployment location based on hazards and current conditions
  • Preparation of equipment before and after deployment
DSMB Diver

ENRICHED AIR NITROX

Learn to dive with Enriched Air Nitrox and get more time underwater.

What this course will cover:​

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure
  • How to tell what’s in your scuba tank
  • How to set your dive computer
Enriched Air Diver

EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you are ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognise scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it is open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.

Emergency Oxygen Provider

NIGHT DIVER

Learn the equipment and techniques required to dive safely and comfortably at night.

What this course will cover:

  • Night dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems
  • How to control your buoyancy at night
  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different
Night Diver

PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

The Peak Performance Buoyancy course will refine your buoyancy skills and elevate them to the next level.

What this course will cover:​

  • How to trim your scuba gear so you are perfectly balanced in the water
  • Nuances in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
  • How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water
  • How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position
Peak Performance Buoyancy

SEARCH AND RECOVERY

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.

What this course will cover:​

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems
  • How to deal with potential problems
  • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
  • How to use a lift bag and other recovery
Search and Recovery Diver

SELF-RELIANT DIVER

The Self-Reliant Diver specialty will sharpen your skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

What this course will cover:​

  • Planning, skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on yourself first, whether or not you are diving with a partner
  • The value and application of the buddy system
  • The philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks
  • The value of equipment redundancy and what back-up equipment is needed
  • Dive planning and gas management
Self-Reliant Diver

SIDEMOUNT DIVER

Having scuba tanks on your back is not a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you do not have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go.

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you will learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving
Sidemount Diver

UNDERWATER NAVIGATION

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

What you will learn:​

  • Navigation dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and ​potential problems
  • Navigation patterns
  • Natural and compass navigation
  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface and underwater map making
  • Dive site relocation
  • How to estimate distance underwater
Underwater Navigator

WRECK DIVER

This course is an introduction to wreck diving, and will show you the skills and techniques required to wreck dive.

What this course will cover:​

  • Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
  • How to research and learn the background of your favourite wreck
  • Scuba diving equipment considerations for wreck diving
  • Experience in planning and executing wreck dives
Wreck Diver
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