Enhance your diving abilities and experience with the PADI Specialties. Your choice, PADI allows you to pick from a wide variety of specialties in which you will learn new skills. Check them out!
PADI Deep Diver
Explore the deep sea with the PADI Deep Diver specialty. Want to see a wreck that's below 18 metres/60 feet? Well, when you earn this specialty you are qualified to dive at depths down to 40 meters/130 feet.
If you are a PADI Adventure diver or higher, and at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
You will go over:
-Specialized deep diving equipment.
-Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
-Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit.
PADI Wreck Diver
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers (like the Kerynia wreck, the Nemesis and Liberty wreck, check dive sites page), or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships like the sunken giant Zenobia usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed.
Make sure you hear about the wreck before the dive, about it's history, so along the dive you can just imagine how it was when it was floating above water with all the people onboard.
You will learn:
-Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
-Surveying and mapping a wreck.
-Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
-Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and it's inhabitants.
PADI Enriched Air Diver
The PADI Enriched Air Diver is the most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more bottom time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. One of the most benefiting specialties as it maximizes your time underwater which means more of what you love.
If you're a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.
-Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
-Practise analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
-Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
PADI Dry Suit Diver
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in suprisingly cold water. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
If you're at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
You will practise:
-Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
-Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
-Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit.
PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
DPVs' offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs or buzz around a large wreck. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.
If you're at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course.
You'll make two dives to learn about:
-Maintaining your DPV.
-How to plan dives, including procedures for staying with your buddy.
-DPV-handling skills, such as making proper descents and ascents.
-Potential problems that might occur and ways to deal with them.
PADI Sidemount diver
Sidemount diving, a rapidly growing way to dive. Having scuba tanks on your back isn't a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their side. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don't have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back - just enter the water, clip them on and go.
If you're a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.
Along with the benefits of diving sidemount, 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.
Other PADI Specialties
-Digital Underwater Photographer
-Peak Performance Buoyancy
-Search and Recovery Diver
-Emergency Oxygen Provider