PADI Specialty Courses
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
Do you love taking photos of all your adventures in the sea? You may have already attempted underwater photography but the photos never come out the way you hoped? This is the course to find out why and find solutions to those problems. Here you will learn about the principles and basic techniques of photography such as lighting and composition. It is very much a hands-on lesson in caring, preparing and understanding your equipment before getting into the water. You will learn about the differences between camera types and how to choose one to suit your needs. Once in the water you will be able to utilize and apply the PADI SEA method (Shoot, Examine and Assess) to get the most out of your photos. The course also covers how to optimize and store your photos to share with your friends and family!
PADI Deep Diver
There is something alluring and mysterious about the deep. Whether it is exploring a shipwreck or discovering marine life in the deep that entices many divers. With this specialty course you will learn to plan each dive meticulously and gain the confidence to be at depths of 40m/130ft. The steps to becoming a deep diver include managing air supply, dealing with gas narcosis and maintaining buoyancy control at depths. You will be prepared with knowledge and management of emergency procedures as well as learn basic handling of emergency oxygen usage. The course also includes familiarising yourself with lift bags while diving and practicing with the SMB (Surface Mark Buoy) on the surface. The Deep Diver course teaches you everything you need to know in preparing for diving deep waters in a safe and enjoyable manner.
PADI Wreck Diver
Have you ever experienced an unexpected sensation when descending into deep blue waters and out of nowhere a man-made structure materialises into view? Welcome the fascinating world of wreck diving, wrecks can be purposely sunken artificial reefs or a window to human history through the times. This course will prepare you to take in safety considerations and the potential hazards of navigating wrecks. There will be a strong focus on planning your dive, procedures to follow and techniques to use when a dive has limited visibility. It also covers everything from preparing and using lights, managing air supplies, special equipment as well as the use of penetration lines and reels. You will learn to plan detailed emergency procedures and basic handling of emergency oxygen. All this to prepare you for exploring sunken ships, airplanes and even cars!
PADI AWARE Fish Identification
Always find yourself seeing some really interesting marine life but have nothing more than a rough description? Learn how to finally put a name to that mysterious creature and discover their true biology. This course will demonstrate how fish families and different species are identified through individual characteristics. As well as applying scientific techniques and strategies to surveying marine life. You will also be learning about the importance of your personal involvement in conservation and preservation through research projects and initiatives such as Project AWARE. Through these programs you will uncover the realities that threaten and endanger our oceans, as well as understand these issues and potential solutions to help protect aquatic life.
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
Have you always wanted to feel truly weightless and glide through water effortlessly? Now you can take your scuba diving to the next level with this specialty course to improve your buoyancy skills. This course covers the fundamentals of fine-tuning your buoyancy from weight position and distribution to streamlining and visualisation techniques. These fundamentals will improve your air consumption and even make observing aquatic life much more enjoyable without disturbing their surroundings. Here you will also have the opportunity to learn fining techniques and really refine buoyancy control to become a skilled scuba diver.
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox
Do you constantly find yourself enjoying a dive only to find out it’s time to surface? Using Enriched Air (Nitrox) is fast becoming the most popular specialty among recreational divers around the world. Enriched Air offers a number of benefits to your dive from extending your bottom time and even reducing your overall nitrogen loads on multiple dives. This course is formulated to focus on planning with using Enriched Air such as managing oxygen exposure, analysing oxygen content in your scuba tank and setting your dive computer for diving with Enriched Air. You will also take into consideration safety procedures involved with using Enriched Air and apply practical measures with your training dives.
PADI Boat Diver
Are you a diver who has never dived from a boat or a diver who has experienced boat diving a handful of times? Becoming a PADI Boat Diver is beneficial to almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world can do things differently. This course is designed to increase your comfort and understanding hazards when diving off boats. You will be able to apply practical boat diving etiquette, perform important techniques from entering and exiting the water, to the location and use of emergency equipment. The course will also cover basic boat terminology and local boat diving laws to aid in planning and organising safe diving from a boat.
PADI Equipment Specialist
Missed out on a dive because of a broken fin strap or a missing o-ring? Become a PADI Equipment Specialist and learn how to not only overcome common everyday problems with equipment but to also manage basic repairs and adjustments. During this course you will learn about routine recommended care, from correctly storing your equipment investments and performing basic maintenance. You will discover how your gear functions through hands-on demonstrations and also be introduced to other types of equipment.
PADI Master Scuba Diver
Do you have a passion for scuba diving and want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving? PADI Master Scuba Diver is the highest rating in recreational scuba diving in the PADI System of diver education with fewer than 2 percent of divers ever achieving this rating! Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver opens you to live the dive lifestyle of endless adventure and opportunities through experience and training. Sharpen your skills through a tailor made program of specialty courses designed to ignite your own individual interests to achieve all of your diving dreams.
PADI Project Aware Reef Protection Specialty
Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure, measuring around 2,600km? It can even be seen from the Moon! Take the PADI Project AWARE Reef Protection Specialty course to learn about the importance of coral reefs and why many reefs are in serious trouble. This course aims to further your knowledge to understand the complex ecosystems of life on the coral reef and what we can do to protect them. With awareness comes understanding to how we can protect this natural wonder and for proper interaction while touring a reef. With every single person who participates in the Project AWARE Reef Protection Specialty course, it gives our ocean a chance to remain beautiful for the future.
PADI Underwater Naturalist
Have you ever observed strange behaviours from marine life and wondered why? With the PADI Underwater Naturalist you will learn to view the aquatic ecosystems scientifically and be able to dispel common misconceptions and myths. This course is an introduction to learning scientifically groupings of major aquatic life, the symbiotic relationships between predator and prey, including the role of aquatic plants in the food chain and their impact on the environment. You will also learn about responsible human interactions together with diving techniques to minimise disturbances when observing marine life. You will be able to apply practical methods and assess potential problems and hazards of diving in different aquatic environments.