PADI Specialities and Master Scuba Diver
SPECIALISE IN YOUR INTERESTS
Join an elite group of respected and experienced diver who have earned the rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver.
PADI Speciality courses allow you to gain more knowledge in areas that interest you while enhancing youR knowledge and expertise. There are many speciality courses to chose from so there is something to suit everyone.
PADI Master Scuba Diver
Gain the highest non professional PADI qualification with the Master Scuba Diver rating. As a Master Scuba Diver you will be recognised as an experienced diver with a significant amount of training in different dive environments. Whatever you current level of training the Master Scuba Diver rating should be your ultimate goal. To gain this qualification you will need to complete the PADI Open Water , Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver Course and five PADI specialties. You will also need to have completed a minimum of 50 dives. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating, will you be counted among them?
AWARE - Dive Against Debris
Learn about the problems of marine debris, conducting Dive Against Debris surveys, and how divers are a part of the solution to keeping our oceans clean.
Coral Reef Conservation
Diving from a boat allows you to reach many fantastic dive sites that you just cannot get to from the shore. To get the most from your dives you will need to know how to dive safely from a boat.
The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Speciality course teaches you about the world’s coral reefs. As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragility of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them.
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver
After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. Completing the Deep Diver Speciality will allow you to safely dive to 40 metres.
A surface marker buoy is an essential bit of dive kit, particularly when boat diving whether in the UK or abroad. Learn how to use one safely by completing this distinctive PADI speciality.
Digital Underwater Photographer
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialities, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever to take pictures underwater. Whether you just want to be able to show your friends what diving is all about, or want to make underwater photography your hobby this is the ideal starting point for you.
Dry Suit Diver
Enriched Air Diver
Fish Identification Diver
Living in the UK, drysuit diving is a must! Being able to dive in a drysuit will make your diving more comfortable and so more enjoyable and will extend the dive season so that you can get the most out of your diving and dive all year round.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular speciality scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first speciality.
Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Good buoyancy control is a critical skill when scuba diving. You will be more comfortable, use less air, get longer dives and see more if you have your buoyancy sorted. The Peak Performance Buoyancy Course refines the buoyancy skills that you have learned to date and takes them to the next level.
Project AWARE Specialist
The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. You can make a difference. Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.
Search and Recovery Diver
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Speciality course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.
Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.
Being able to navigate is an essential skill for all divers. Good navigation will mean that you make the most of every dive, getting to where you want to go and seeing what you want to see. Poor navigation can mean you waste your whole dive searching for what you went in to see. Its not hard, but it takes a bit of work. Invest some time in your navigation skills and you will never look back.
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
*The course fees include provision of any equipment required, all tuition fees and certification fees to PADI. Entry fees and transport to dive sites are not included.