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Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course

Why AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation?

The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and nondivers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how they can help.

Fairy Baslet
Aware logo

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • No Minimum age

What will I do?

This non-diving course includes:

  • An introduction to Project AWARE
  • The importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas
  • Coral reef biology, association and competition
  • The status of the world's coral reefs
  • How participants can help, including responsible diving and snorkelling practices
 
Coral wall

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: two

What will I need?

  • A.W.A.R.E. - Our World, Our Water
  • Protect the Living Reef Video

Where can I go from here?

You can use this course to complement your Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE - Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist or Underwater Photography Specialty course. In addition, the AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course counts as one of five Specialty course certifications required for the Master Scuba Diver certification.

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PADI Boat Diver Specialty Course

Boat Diver

Why PADI Boat Diver?

Through the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you can learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats. The more boats you're diving from, the more diving you're doing.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

As part of your PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you'll learn about:

  • Boat diving planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Proper boat diving etiquette, including equipment storage and conduct
  • Common boat terminology
  • Specific and local boat diving laws and ordinances
  • Overview of emergency and safety equipment needed on- private dive boats
RIB

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

Where can I go from here?

The Boat Adventure Dive from the Adventures In Diving program may credit toward this Specialty course at the instructor's discretion. This Specialty course can also be one of the five Specialty certifications necessary for your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Deep Diver?

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime - going deep to see thing others can only dream about.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do?

  • You'll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. You'll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 metres / 60 - 130 feet.
Thistlegorm

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What will I need?

  • PADI Deep-Pak

Where can I go from here?

You can count the Deep Adventure Dive from your Adventures In Diving program as the first dive of the Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. To take your diving to new depths, stop by or call us here at Adventure Divers

 

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PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Drift Diver?

Drift Diving is effortless and relaxing because you simply glide with the current and feel the rush of flying underwater. But, with this type of diving come special procedures that you need to know so you can maximize your fun underwater.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
SMB Deployment

What will I do?

During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you'll learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special equipment and procedures like buoyancy. But it's not all theory because you'll go on two open water dives where you can put your new knowledge into action.

SMB Deployment Practice

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving program Drift Adventure Dive may be count towards your Specialty certification at instructor discretion. You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver certification. If you want to fly underwater, drop in or call us here at Adventure Divers today.

 

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PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Dry Suit Diver?

If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you'll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course comes in.

Seal Farnes
Dry Suit Diver

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?

During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you'll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you'll get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you've mastered confined water, it's time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organization, techniques, problems and buoyancy control.

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: 1 pool dive and 2 open water dives

What will I need?

  • Dry Suit Pak
Dahlia Anemone

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Dry Suit Adventure Dive may be count toward the Specialty course at instructor discretion. You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver Certification. If you want to get in the water, and want to use a dry suit, stop by or call us here at Adventure Divers to find out how you can experience the adventure.

 

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PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Enriched Air Diver?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course will keep you where you want to be…underwater. Maximize your time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to:

  • Stay underwater longer
  • Get back into the water sooner
  • Get your certification while simultaneously completing dives for other PADI courses

Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation.

Safety Stop

How much more time can I be underwater?

For example, if you dive to15 metres/50 feet on air, your no decompression limit is 80 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 gets you 220 minutes of no decompression time - an increase of 140 minutes! It’s perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to stay down longer.

Bahamas

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do?

You will learn preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving.

How soon can I be diving on enriched air?

Just a mini workshop and a couple dives and you’ll be on your way.

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need?

You'll need your PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak, which includes an Enriched Air 32 percent Table, Enriched Air 36 percent Table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table.

Where can I go from here?

You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification. You also need the PADI Enriched Diver certification if you intend to move into technical diving.

Salem

 

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PADI Equipment Specialty Course

Why PADI Equipment Specialist?

Whether it's a regulator problem, a wet suit tear or a broken mask strap, the Equipment Specialist course can help. This Specialty course prepares you for the basic equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll get the valuable background on equipment repair and purchase, making you better able to protect your investment.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Scuba Diver, Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old (10 for PADI Junior Scuba Diver and PADI Junior Open Water Diver)
Scuba Equipment Maintenanace booklet

What will I do?

During your PADI Equipment Specialist program, you'll familiarize yourself with the operation and maintenance of your personal equipment. Your instructor might also provide the opportunity to review new or unfamiliar dive equipment.

Scubapro

The program is not an equipment repair program but it does give you:

  • Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
  • Routine recommended care and maintenance procedures
  • Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures
  • Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: six

What will I need?

  • The Scuba Equipment Care & Maintenance book
  • PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

Both books are recommend reading but are not required.

Where can I go from here?

You can count this Specialty certification towards your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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AWARE-Fish Identification Specialty Course

Why AWARE - Fish Identification?

This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in temperate and tropical waters. You'll also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
Barracuda

What will I do?

During your AWARE - Fish Identification Diver Specialty course, you'll practice basic fish identification techniques then collect fish identification data for submission to the REEF Fish Survey Project (if appropriate). The course includes all the background you'll need to identify fish in your area, including:

  • Information on Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
  • Characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
Sweetlips

Where can I go from here?

The AWARE - Fish Identification Adventure Dive from the Adventures In Diving program credits toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor and this specialty certification counts as one of the five Specialty course certifications for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Multilevel Diver?

Since there's so much to see underwater you'll want to make the most of your stay. The PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty course tells you how by introducing you to the many varieties of multilevel diving.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
Coral
Dive tables

What will I do?

You'll learn what multilevel diving is and why you want to plan for multilevel dives. You'll also get to see the various types of multilevel dive calculators (including the Recreational Dive Planner, Wheel version and dive computers), as well as learn about multilevel dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and potential problems.

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need?

  • The Decompression Theory, Dive Tables and Dive Computers Book
  • Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel
Aladin pro

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Multilevel Adventure Dive may count towards the Specialty certification at instructor discretion. And, the Specialty certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications necessary for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course

Why Underwater Naturalist?

If you're interested in aquatic life then the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is for you. This course is an introduction to the underwater aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic life interaction techniques.

Whale Shark
Potato Grouper

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

During your PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course, you'll learn underwater naturalist dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also get an overview of the major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths. You'll put this information into practice during your two open water dives.

Common Lobster
Scorpion Fish

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive may count towards your Underwater Naturalist Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver rating.

 

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PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty

Why PADI Underwater Navigator?

When you're underwater, knowing where you are and where you're going comes in handy, especially if you're looking for that beautiful reef that you've heard all about. The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course will help you become a pro at finding your way underwater.

Underwater Navigation
Navigation Pool training

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you'll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You'll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You'll put these into practice during your three open water dives.

Navigation Practice dry land
Nav Pack

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day

What will I need?

  • Nav-Pak

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Navigation Adventure Dive may count toward your Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty also counts toward your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Night Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Night Diver?

When you go night diving you'll see a whole new world. Even your local dive site takes on a new personality at night, as many underwater creatures and plant life (different from those you see during the day) are active at night.

Lion Fish
Spanish Dancer

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?

You'll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night. Since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different, you'll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life.

Sun Set
Raynightdive

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day

What will I need?

  • Night-Pak

Where can I go from here?

This Specialty also counts toward your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty Course

Why PADI Underwater Photographer?

Capture your underwater adventures on film and share diving with your friends and family. The PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty course can help you learn how to take your fist underwater photographs or fine tune your existing skills to produce photographs that will stun your friends.

Stingray 9
Bob Red Sea

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

You'll learn the basics of underwater photography such as composition, film type and camera handling, with special emphasis on practical techniques. You'll learn underwater photography dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to care for and maintain your camera equipment.

Diver
Pool Practice

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need?

  • Photo-Pak

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Photographer Adventure Dive may count towards this Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Why Peak Performance Buoyancy?

If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is for you.

Bob Sharm

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you'll use PADI's Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you'll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization.

PPB Video
Bahamas

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What will I need?

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy video

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive may count towards your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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Project AWARE Specialty Course

Why Project AWARE Specialty Course?

If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this Specialty course is for you. This non-diving Specialty course may also be conducted in conjunction with other PADI Specialty Diver courses.

Yellow Feather Star
Stingray5

What do I need to start?

  • No diving qualification needed
  • No Minimum age limit

What will I do?

You'll learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources. This includes:

  1. The Project AWARE philosophy
  2. The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
  3. Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
  4. The status of several critically degraded marine environments
  5. How you can help
Snapper
Red Sea Anemone Fish

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: four

What will I need?

  • AWARE, Our World, Our Water

Where can I go from here?

The Project AWARE Specialty course certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification. For more information on the aquatic environment and how you can help, drop by or call us here at Adventure Divers.

 

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Semi closed Rebreather (Dolphin/Atlantis) Specialty Course

Why Semi closed Rebreather - Dolphin/Atlantis?

Have you ever wanted to go diving, but without most of those bubbles? Here's your chance to try it with the PADI Semi closed Recreate Dolphin/Atlantis Specialty course. This Specialty course introduces you to the Dragger Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreathers.

Dolphin
Dolphin2

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do?

This Specialty course introduces the planning, organization, procedures, potential problems and hazards of semiclosed rebreather diving. It is specific to the features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreathers.

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day
 

Where can I go from here?

Each Specialty certification counts towards one of the five Specialty certifications you need for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Search and Recovery Diver?

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification and PADI Underwater Navigation certifications (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
Lift Bag training
Lift Bag training 2

What will I do?

You'll learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices.

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What will I need?

  • Search and Recovery-Pak
Search & recovery Pack

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Search and Recovery Adventure Dive may count toward this Specialty certification at instructor discretion. This specialty can also be used as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty Course

Why PADI Underwater Videographer?

Do you want to show the underwater world to your land-based friends? Take the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course and you'll learn the skills necessary to shoot your own underwater footage.

Filming in Red Sea
Ray in Thailand

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?

You'll learn about selecting, maintaining and caring for your underwater video equipment as well as safe diving practices while on a videography dives. Further, you'll learn videography fundamentals, such as exposure, focus, shot types, moves, story line and shot sequencing. Then you'll get to put your knowledge to actual use during your three open water dives.

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day
Steve Bahamas

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Videographer Adventure Dive may count towards your Underwater Videographer Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five required dives for the Master Scuba Diver Certification.

 

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PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

Why PADI Wreck Diver?

The lure of exploring sunken vessels, airplanes and automobiles is something most divers can't resist. The Wreck Diver Specialty course introduces you to wreck diving and helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving.

Thistlegorm Red Sea

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do?

Information contained in your wreck diver program includes:

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
  • The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
  • Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures
Thistlegorm Lion Fish
Bahamas

How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What will I need?

  • Wreck-Pak
* Wreck penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres/130 feet from the surface, vertical and horizontal distance included. If the wreck used for training is located in deep water (over 18 metres/60 feet), the Deep Diver rating is recommended as a prerequisite for the Wreck Diver program.
Periscope

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Wreck Adventure Dive may count towards this Specialty certification at instructor discretion. This Specialty certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

 

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