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PADI National Geographic Diver Speciality

What is it?

Join an elite group of divers who are more than tourists, but explorers, adventurers and conservationists. The fun part about the PADI National Geographic Diver certification is the opportunity to participate in an exploration project. You'll learn to observe and explore like an underwater scientist. The insight and training you gain during this program will broaden your awareness and take your diving skills to a new level. You will complete a minimum of two dives during this certification.

Who can take part?

Anyone qualified as an Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or having an equivalent qualification from another training organisation can complete this course.

What does the course involve?

You will read the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and watch the Open Water DVD’s and complete the five knowledge reviews. After completion of each section you will have a review session with your instructor and complete a quiz. This wil give you the basic principles and essential knowledge needed for safe and enjoyable diving.

Confined Water Training

As part of the National Geographic Diver Speciality course, you fine-tune your buoyancy, then set off on your exploration project. Whether it’s a survey of plant life or a study of water temperature variation, this project is your chance to think, observe and document like those who dive for science and discovery. On your next dive you’ll hone your navigation skills, then dive into an aquatic life exercise – which may also be part of your exploration project.

You learn:

  • How to observe your surroundings to get the best experience from each dive
  • Practical experience by gathering information and collecting images to create a visual representation of a dive site, detailing what you’ve discovered through your observations
  • Improved underwater navigation skills and ability to find your way around underwater by using a compass as well as natural references
  • You’ll be introduced to a multitude of aquatic species and be able to identify local plants and animals.

How long will it take?

You will complete a classroom session, a pool training session and two open water dives. The open water dives can be completed in a single day.

How do I book a course?

We have courses running regularly throughout the year. See the course calendar for our next course dates or contact us at the shop. To book your place on the next course all we need is a £75 deposit with the balance due at the start of the course. You will also need to get the course materials prior to commencing the course.

You can either call in the shop to pay your deposit and collect the course materials, download the course booking form and send it to us with your payment or simply ring us quoting your credit card number and we can post out the course materials to you (postage charged at cost).

Course Prices

Course Cost
PADI National Geographic Diver £120
PADI National Geographic Portal Pack £22.50

Course fees include all scuba equipment, all tuition and certification fee to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.

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