PADI SPECIALTIES

“Exploration is curiosity put into action.” 

DON WALSH

PADI Specialty Diver courses give you the opportunity to discover exciting areas of diving, expanding your diving experiences and increasing your dive skills. Whether it's the lure of amazing wrecks, the buzz of going deeper or a desire to take awesome photographs, we have the dive course for you.

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Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the PADI Sidemount Diver course. Sidemount diving offers:

  • An alternative way to streamline in the water

  • Easier equipment transportation when topside

  • Reduced lower back strain

  • Provides redundant gas supply

  • Ability to monitor all equipment because it’s in front of you

  • Increased gas supply for longer dives

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Although most scuba dives are made with a buddy, an experienced diver may want or need to make dives without a partner.

 

During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear.

 

During three scuba dives, you develop skills for self-reliance and independence, while becoming a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

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Drysuits are one of the most essential pieces of diving equipment any diver could possess for UK diving. They ensure comfort & warmth in temperate waters, extending dive times and the diving season.

During the course you will be taught various skills including; how to respond to a free flowing inflator valve, how to achieve neutral buoyancy, what to do if your suit floods & how to determine your correct weighting.

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Are you looking for serious fun and adventure? Do you want your next scuba challenge? If you want diving with a twist then the PADI Night Diver Specialty is for you.

Diving in the dark is nothing like diving during daylight hours and adds a certain spice and excitement. Your favourite dive site can seem like another world when you explore it in the dark.

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Diving from a boat is practically essential for divers to access the most incredible dives, here in the UK and abroad.

 

Proper diving etiquette is critical, especially on the smallest of water craft and so the PADI Boat diver Specialty course aims to guide divers in the best ways to dive from different types of boats.

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Do you want to spend more time underwater? By diving with enriched air rather than normal breathing air you can considerably extend your no-decompression limits.

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Course is designed to be an introduction to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“nitrox”) for no stop recreational diving.

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Do you love the feeling of gliding with the current yet hate having to fight against it to get back to the boat or shore?

 

The PADI Drift Diver specialty course involves learning the best techniques to get the most out of diving in a drift, so that you can relax on your dive and let yourself fly through the water.

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Good buoyancy control is an essential skill for all divers to master, allowing you to conserve air and energy as you swim more efficiently.

 

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty concentrates on diagnosing and addressing some of the more common buoyancy problems.

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Have you ever dropped anything into the water and wondered the best method to find the object? Are you a treasure hunter and looking to explore the bottom in more detail?

The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty course is a great way to learn underwater navigation and search techniques to cover all eventualities of good or limited visibility.

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Deep diving is not only challenging but extremely exhilarating!!!

 

With the PADI Deep Diver specialty course you will be able to experience that excitement first hand by extending your recreational depth limit to 40 metres.

 

During the course you will learn how to plan, set-up & execute deep dives with particular consideration to factors such as increased air consumption, temperature changes, shorter no-decompression limits and physiological effects like nitrogen narcosis.​

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Do you wish you had the knowledge to adjust your diving equipment to your own needs?

 

Would you like to know how to look after your diving kit or do minor repairs such as wetsuit tears? Do you wish you had a better understanding of how your dive gear works?

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The PADI Project AWARE specialty course aims to inform students about the vastness, the biodiversity, productivity and importance of the world’s oceans.

 

It also aims to improve student attitudes to the way in which we think about the current plight of the seas and how we all can help reduce our own ecological footprint.

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The PADI Digital underwater photography specialty course is a two-part introduction to digital underwater photography centred on today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras.

Immerse your love of digital photography and learn how to best capture those impressive coral reefs, the colour of marine life and the mystery and magic of wrecks in this fun and informative course.

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The PADI Coral Reef Conservation course explores the biodiversity of coral reefs, the symbiosis of species living in unison as well as the pressure that coral reefs are facing in the current ecological climate.

The program is open to divers and non-divers and explains how individuals can help protect the living reef from further decline.

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Have you and your buddy ever had to abandon a dive because you were lost? Being able to navigate underwater effectively benefits divers in every aspect of the dive from reducing confusion, reducing physical effort, conserving air to making sure that you don’t miss that special feature you are searching for.

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Whether you’re planning on coastal diving here in the UK or on your holiday, having a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) will increase your safety and comfort and will alert boat traffic and other divers to your location.

If you’re ever involved in drift diving from a boat then a delayed SMB will allow your boat skipper to follow your dive and pick you up promptly upon surfacing. 

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Swimming around a wreck makes an interesting dive, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to add a little more excitement and explore the inside?

The PADI Wreck Specialty course introduces divers to limited wreck penetration and line-laying with specialist equipment. Divers are taught the fundamental principles of planning and executing safe and enjoyable wreck dives.

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Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

 

The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training.

Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

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