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Padi Specialty Scuba Diving Courses

A Padi Specialty course focuses on a single aspect of scuba diving.
There are many specialty courses, we teach only the ones where we have direct experience in that type of diving.
We are professional dive educators. Auston has been teaching for over 25 years and Terry, our lead Instructor, has over 2,000 registered students with Padi.

  • Padi eLearning or study manuals are available prior to starting a course.
  • Our course fee includes all gear needed for the course.
  • No extras. We even include your certification fee.
  • All Padi courses count towards MSD.
  • Small training groups only (Private Courses are available).
  • Places are always limited. Please plan ahead and book your course well in advance.
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Peak Performance Bouyancy

  • Study - completed in your own time prior to arriving on island.
  • Video - On-line access.
  • Prerequisites - Open Water Diver.
  • Pool session - No.
  • Number of days - One.
  • Number of boat dives - Two.

The aim of this course is to enhance your diving by improving all aspects of buoyancy control.
Suitable for divers of any level, you will learn new techniques to improve your diving, use less air, less energy and enjoy longer dive times. Better buoyancy control will also allow you to see more of the marine life and also help protect the reefs and wrecks you will be diving on.
You will learn how to perform a buoyancy check, how to fine tune buoyancy and weighting underwater, how to streamline your gear and the use of visualization techniques.

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Deep Diver

  • Study - completed in your own time prior to arriving on island.
  • Video - On-line access.
  • Prerequisites - Advanced Open Water Diver.
  • Pool session - No.
  • Number of days - Two.
  • Number of boat dives - Four.

Your Advanced Diver Certification took you to 100ft / 30m, now you want to go beyond the ordinary and dive safely to 130 ft / 40m.
This course covers the planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving. We look at managing the risk factors, safety stops, equipment requirements, and emergency techniques.
Included is a review of the decompression tables, gas management, how to use a dive computer and use of a "Pony Bottle".
One dive of this course will be to 130 ft (40 m).

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Wreck Diver

  • Study - completed in your own time prior to arriving on island.
  • Video - On-line access.
  • Prerequisites - Advanced Open Water Diver.
  • Pool session - No.
  • Number of days - Two.
  • Number of boat dives - Four.

Diving around the outside of a wreck is great fun, but how do you dive safely inside a wreck?
This course covers the planning, organization, procedures and techniques used to safely penetrate even the largest wreck.
We look at the problems and hazards of wreck diving, the use of lights, penetration lines and how to plan our air supplies.
Wreck penetration is available on this course. You may opt out of this if you wish.

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Underwater Digital Photography

  • Study - eLearning is used for this course. The fee for this is paid to Padi.
  • Level of course - only for divers new to underwater photography and videography.
  • Prerequisites - Open Water Diver. You need to bring your own camera.
  • Pool session - Yes.
  • Number of days - Two.
  • Number of boat dives - Two.

How does depth effect your photography? How do you compose your subjects for best effect? What techniques work underwater?
We cover all these and how to set up and care for underwater photography equipment. You bring your own camera (Go Pros are ideal) and learn how to use it correctly for the best results.

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Underwater Navigator

  • Study - completed in your own time prior to arriving on island.
  • Video - On-line access.
  • Prerequisites - Open Water Diver.
  • Pool session - No.
  • Number of days - Two.
  • Number of boat dives - Four.

In this course we look in detail at natural navigation techniques and at the skill of navigating using a compass underwater.
We learn methods of estimating distance.
By using underwater swimming patterns we can navigate more accurately and safely.
Techniques for locating dive sites are also included.
Each student will get the opportunity to lead the navigation on an actual dive,
You will always dive more comfortably and safely knowing exactly where you are located.

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Search and Recovery

  • Study - completed in your own time prior to arriving on island..
  • Video - On-line access.
  • Prerequisites - Advanced Open Water Diver. Minimum of 2 students.
  • Confined Water session - Yes.
  • Number of days - Two.
  • Number of boat dives - Two.

How do you locate that missing camera underwater? How do you raise a heavy object safely to the surface?
This course covers the special techniques required to safely locate and recover that lost item.
We look at various search patterns including low visibility techniques and we learn how to use lift bags and lines.
This course is for 2 students so you need to bring a buddy.

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Project Aware Courses

  • Workbooks - completed in your own time prior to arriving on island.
  • Video - On-line access.
  • Prerequisites - Open Water Diver.
  • Pool session - No.
  • Number of days - One.
  • Number of boat dives - Two.

The Project AWARE Foundation conserves underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.
The Project AWARE Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization. Project AWARE offices combine efforts to conserve aquatic resources in more than 180 countries and territories of the world.

We offer various Project AWARE courses such as Fish ID, etc. Please contact us for details.

You can download the Project Aware "Our World Our Water" publication here.

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Ocean Safety Diver

Written by Terry, our lead instructor, this Padi approved Specialty Course is for any diver who has limited ocean diving experience.
One of our most popular Specialty Courses.

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Shark Awareness and Conservation

Come with us and dive with sharks.
Learn about the challenges facing the worldwide shark population and what you can do to help.
Our most popular Project Aware Course.

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