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PADI Scuba Diving Specialties

 

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PADI Scuba Diving Specialties

 

With PADI Specialty courses, you can choose from a range of specialty courses to satisfy your need in special areas of interest. Each course could help you familiarize the skills, knowledge, risk, planning, and organization that are necessary to safely conduct various diving activities.

To achieve the PADI specialty course ratings, some only take 1 or 2 days to complete. You will receive certification for the specialty course upon completion of all course requirements.

 

Our promise to you

We are passionate about diving and teaching. We promise to take as much time as you need to make you the best diver you can be. To make that happen, our groups are small so you get the attention you need.

 

Prerequisites

It depends on what specialty you want to learn. Please check the information below on each specialty´s details for more information.

 

Included in the cost of the course

All PADI materials and certification, drinks, lunch on theory day, breakfast and lunch on the diving day, transfer to and from your resort, required specialist equipment rental (Camera not included for Digital U/w Photography Specialty), and the services of a  highly experienced instructor.

 

Not included in the cost

Marine park fees. 600 Baht per person per day.

Dive insurance.

 

Your next adventure

Completion of five PADI specialty courses together with PADI Rescue Diver, you may apply as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The black belt in recreational scuba diving certifications.

 

Specialties:

 

 
Deep – 12000 Baht

 

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – going deep to see things others can only dream about. In this course, you will experience what it’s like to dive beyond 60 feet. Down there, it’s different. It takes additional training. Here’s where you get it.

     · Must be a PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 15 years old.

     · Experience diving beyond 18 metres/60 feet.

     · Learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and hazards.

     · Four open water dives that range from 18 – 40 meters / 60 – 130 feet.

     · Gain experience with diving deep under the direct, professional supervision of a PADI Instructor.

 

 
Digital Underwater Photography – 7500 Baht

 

Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer.

During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster than you may imagine. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage, and more.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) However, you can take the course as a snorkeler and receive a nondiving certification. Not a diver yet? Start today with PADI eLearning.

     · Choosing and using modern digital cameras and underwater housings.

     · Using the PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly.

     · Editing and sharing your pictures.

     · The three primary principles for getting good photos underwater.

 

 

Drift – 6500 Baht

 

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and be at least 12 years old.

     · Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving.

     · An introduction to drift diving equipment — floats, lines, reels.

     · Buoyancy-control, navigation, and communication for drift diving.

     · Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.

     · Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group.

 

 

Enriched Air – No Dives – 4000 Baht

 

Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no-decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

Whether you’re into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise, or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).

     · Learn to analyze cylinder contents.

     · Plan enriched air dives using tables and dive computers.

     · Safely increase your no stop time.

 

 

Enriched Air – 2 dives – 8200 Baht

 

Welcome to one of PADI’s most popular specialties – the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no-decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

Whether you’re into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise, or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).

     · Learn to analyze cylinder contents.

     · Plan enriched air dives using tables and dive computers.

     · Safely increase your no stop time.

 

 

Night Diver – 7500 Baht

 

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask, and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

The adventure, thrill, and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. You learn about night dive planning, equipment, and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old.

     · Number of Dives: Two.

     · Dive lights and night diving equipment.

     · Entries, exits, and navigation at night.

     · Nocturnal aquatic life.

     · Communication and light handling.

 

 
Peak Performance Buoyancy – 6500 Baht

 

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them.

Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise, and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently, and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 10 years old.

     · Number of dives: Two.

     · Buoyancy fundamentals, weighting, and adjustments.

     · Streamlining, balance, and trim.

     · Fine-tuning buoyancy and mastering hovering.

 

 
Search and Recovery – 11200 Baht

 

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you’re looking for the challenge and excitement – along with doing your good deed for the day – the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what’s been lost, and how to get it to the surface.

In the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course, you learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and how to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. Not only do these skills make you more capable and confident in the water, but most Search and Recovery Divers eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost themselves.

     · Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a PADI Open Water Diver with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty (or equivalent certification from another organization).

     · Must be at least 12 years old.

     · Number of Dives: Four.

     · Search patterns, lift bag use, and recovery methods.

     · Limited visibility techniques and navigation for search and recovery.

 

 
Underwater Naturalist – 6500 Baht

 

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is especially for you.

In your journey to the underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course under your belt, you see the aquatic world differently. You don’t see “fish,” but individual species with distinct strategies for surviving in a complex, interactive ecosystem.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).

     · Overview of aquatic life groupings and interrelations.

     · The role of aquatic plants, food chains, and predator-prey relationships.

     · Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

     · Number of Dives: Two.

 

 

Underwater Navigator – 6500 Baht

 

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns, and know where you are while following an arbitrary, irregular course using the Nav-Finder.

     · Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).

     · Number of Dives: Three.

     · Navigation patterns, natural and compass navigation.

     · Following irregular courses with the Nav-Finder.

     · Dive site relocation.

 



 


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