In diving new adventures are always waiting. Learn, experience and understand more about the underwater world through speciality courses.
Speciality courses are designed to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of specific diving areas. There are lots to choose from - the question is........which one first?
Do you know how all different types of dive boats work all over the world? The PADI Boat Diver Speciality course is not just for those who have never dived on a boat before. It will teach almost any diver how dive boats work and what a diver should do when diving from a boat, both above and below the water. Knowing what you are doing will help make boat diving fun, safe and relaxed.
Do you currently feel a little limited? Do you want to go and see that wreck or sharks that you can only just gaze at longingly from above? Or do you simply want to go and explore the mysterious depths beneath? A deep diving speciality may be the course for you.
Digital Underwater Imaging
Whether you want to be the next David Doubilet (well-known underwater photographer) or simply want to take a half decent for photograph or video for your own enjoyment, the PADI Underwater Imaging Speciality course can get you on the right track to achieving your aims.
Drift diving can be one of the most fun experiences a diver can encounter. Diving doesn’t have to stop just because the tides and currents aren’t right. Learn how to use the sea and rivers to safely go with the flow and have a relaxing, hugely fun and effortless dive experience.
Do you want to make your UK underwater adventures last all year but at the same time remain warm? If your answer to this question is ‘yes,’ then a drysuit is probably for you. In order to make drysuit diving comfortable, safe and fun, use of it requires special techniques which you will be taught during your PADI Drysuit Speciality course.
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Oxygen: the go to medicine for many diving emergencies; but which ones? How do I provide it? To whom? And how do I recognise the right medical diving emergencies? Answer these questions for yourself and be prepared to provide this essential medical gas during your O2 provider course.
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Do you currently feel a little time limited? Do you want spend more time gazing at reefs or taking photographs? An enriched air speciality may be the course for you. The Enriched Air course is probably the most popular diving course after the Open Water. It gives you an extended dive time, shorter time between dives and is readily available at most diving locations.
Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to miss a dive because something simple has broken which you don’t know how to fix?
Whether it’s a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments as a PADI Equipment specialist.
Go Pro Videographer
Do you want to know how to make the best use of a Go-Pro underwater? Whether you are considering buying or already own one, we can show you how to maximise its use and create some awesome underwater video and photographs through the PADI distinctive Go-Pro speciality.
Night diving can be some of the most exhilarating and exciting diving you can experience. You may have dived a site many times over but it becomes a whole new world in the dark, as new life begins to emerge under the glow of your torch. Learn how to make diving in the dark safe, fun and magical.
Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)
As divers we like to be able to control where we are in the water – whether we sink, float or remain motionless at any specific depth. It can be a tricky thing to master but those who do, stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater – they glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and have minimal impact on their surroundings. So, now it’s time to build on the fundamentals learnt on your Open Water Course and become the buoyancy master you’ve always dreamed of.
Search and Recovery
Have you ever heard the saying ‘like finding a drop in the ocean?’ Finding something you have lost in the water can often feel like this if you don’t really know how to search properly. This course will teach you effective ways not only to find things but also how to safely bring them to the surface. Objects that are small, large or just plain awkward - we can show you a way to find and lift them.
Self Reliant Diver
The popularity of Sidemount diving has recently exploded in the scuba diving world. The positive side of this is that as a result courses have developed which enable us mere mortals to have the opportunity to sidemount like those mad cave divers. This course is designed to teach you how to safely use sidemounted cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted twinset configuration.
Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
The Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) or delayed SMB (DSMB) is unarguably one of the most important pieces of equipment that a diver can carry, in order to let those on the surface know we are underwater. Did you know however that there are different types and different ways of deploying them? The SMB course will teach you different techniques and begin getting you comfortable at safe SMB deployment – a skill properly mastered by few.
The reason that most people start diving is to see and learn about the underwater world. When you begin diving you realise how much there is to learn about. The Underwater Naturalist course will teach you about the variety of aquatic life, how they interact and how we can look after this amazing realm.
Do you want to be the diver that everyone wants to follow……….and not just because you remembered the compass? Being able to navigate well will not only make you a good buddy but it will also help you stick to your dive plan, save gas and give you a massive sense of accomplishment. During the navigation speciality you will not only master the use of a compass but you will also learn how to use the environment to find your way around.
One of the biggest lures to the underwater world is the opportunity to delve into history and see the many sunken wrecks that lie there. Whether sunk on purpose, as an artificial reef or the result of a mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, planes or even vehicles nearly irresistible because they are intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
Master Scuba Diver
The PADI Master Scuba Diver is the highest non-professional PADI rating that can be achieved in recreational diving. When you gain this rating it means you will have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.