|What is a PADI Specialty Diver course?||
Specialties give a diver a specific set of skills related to the activity. It is an opportunity to quickly learn everything a diver needs to know in a given area. This is a great way to become a better diver quickly. All specialties have very limited book work and there are no exams to take (Enriched Air is an exception)
Also, once you have completed 5 PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have logged 50 dives you can apply for the most prestigious recreational dive rating of all -- the MASTER SCUBA DIVER.
The course consists of three basic parts: (these parts are not necessarily completed in the following order)
During the Independent Study you will read about the dives you are going to perform. You will learn about specialized equipment you might be using, special skills you might be performing, as well as anything else you need to know to get you on the path of becoming an expert in that particular field of diving.
The Knowledge Review Session is a quick overview of the review you have filled out while you were doing your independent study. We want to make sure you master the material. Great news. Except for the Enriched Air Specialty there are NO EXAMS to be taken.
The Open Water Dives are where the fun begins. This is where you put all of your newfound knowledge to good use. The instructor will guide you through the required skill performances in a low stress and relaxing environment. Remember, there are no time limits to perform the skills.
We offer the following PADI Specialties:
Specialty course fees includes:
The course fee does not include rental equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, weight belt, BCD, regulator) or dive fees (boat trip fee, daily dive fee for quarry or spring). Rental gear is available from us at a discounted rate. Contact us for more information.
Course fees depend on the materials required and number of dives. Please contact us for more information.
The length of the course depends on the number of required dives. Any course with 3 or less required dives can be completed in one day. Dive specialties with 4 dives must be completed over two days! Please see the table below for the information.
OW = Open Water Scuba Diver
Specialties can be taught just about anywhere. We
conduct specialty courses on all of our dive trips.
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