Speciality Courses

Deep Diver Speciality

$450

 

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
– Specialized deep diving equipment.
– Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
– Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
2 days – 4 dives
Prerequisites: Adventure Diver, Age >15
Drift Diver Speciality

$ 300

This course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:
– Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment: floats, lines and reels.
– Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
– Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives.
– Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current
1 day – 2 dives
Prerequisites: Open Water (Junior), >12 years

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

$ 300

This course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:
– Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
– Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
– Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
– Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.
1 day – 2 dives
Prerequisites: Padi (Junior) Open Water, Age >12 years

Underwater Navigator

$ 350

 

 

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings.

During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:
– Methods to estimate distance underwater.
– Compass navigation while making at least five turns.
– Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
– Underwater map making.
1 day – 3 dives
Prerequisites: Padi (Junior) Open Water, Age >10 years

Search and Recovery Diver

$ 450

There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:
Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.
2 days – 4 dives
Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Advanced >12 years

 

Night Dive Speciality

$ 450

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:
– Light handling and communication techniques.
– Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
– Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.
2 days – 3 dives
Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Advanced >12 years
Coral Reef Conversation Divers

$ 250

Through classroom discussions, you learn:
How coral reefs function and the complex nature of life on a reef.
Why coral reefs are so important.
Why many coral reefs are in serious trouble.
What you can do to prevent further decline.
How Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference.1 day – no dives – 1 day theoryPrerequisites: >8 years

 

Emergency Oxygen Provider

$ 250

You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:
– Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
– Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
– Using a pocket mask on a non-breathing diver.
1 day – no dive – 1 day theory class
Prerequisite
: There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone.
Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.
Freediving

$ 300

Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. The PADI Freediver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development about freediving principles
  • Confined water session to learn breathhold techniques as well as static and dynamic apnea. \
  • Open water sessions to practice free immersion and constant weight freedives, plus proper buddy procedures.

1 Day Training dives on Atauro Island, Watertaxi, Lunch and Practicals Skills included
Prerequisites: reasonable level of physical health, adequate swimming skills, <15 years