Speciality Diver Courses

10 speciality courses currently on offer

Deep Diver | Digital Underwater Photographer | Enriched Air Diver | Equipment Techniques | Night Diver | Peak Performance Buoyancy | Science of Diving | Search and Recovery Diver | Underwater Navigator | Wreck Diver


 Deep Diver

There are a number of reasons why divers need to go deeper: exploration, diving wrecks that came to rest in deeper water, the adventure of diving deeper and of course, the challenge! To dive deeper however, the proper training must be taken.


 Digital Underwater Photographer

Most of us reach a point in diving when we are desperate to share the sights we see down under with others, and what better way to do this than taking photos! This course teaches you about taking amazing photos with today’s modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.


 Enriched Air Diver

With oxygen enriched air, scuba divers can enjoy longer dive times and shorter surface interval times between dives. This qualification is essential for dive holidays such as a Redsea Safari where repetitive dives are done over multiple days. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty!


 Equipment Techniques

The goal here is to educate recreational scuba divers about diving equipment: what is available, how it is used and why it is necessary for performance and safety.


 Night Diver

Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favourite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night. Everything looks different at night, including the ocean! Why not try the Night Diver specialty and discover a whole new perspective on the world below?


 Peak Performance Buoyancy

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally.


 Science of Diving

In this speciality course, divers will refresh and expand on their knowledge of diving physics, diving physiology, decompression theory and the aquatic environment. This course is also the first step to becoming an SSI Dive professional.


 Search and Recovery Diver

This course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. The skills acquired on this course are not only fun, but very practical and ultimately very useful to all types of divers, but especially divers who frequently use, or own boats because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water!


 Underwater Navigator

Navigation can be challenging, but in the Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass, both essential underwater skills in a dive location such as the Cape where shore-entries are the norm and divers need to return to their starting point… in sometimes less than desirable visibility!


 Wreck Diver

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, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. This speciality is an absolute must for world renowned dive locals such as the Northern Redsea and even right here at home in Cape Town!

Quotes for PADI e-learning will differ from the standard course rate. This option is ideal for divers with a busy schedule who would like to complete the theory and knowledge review portion of the course online, and then simply join us for the “wet” part of the qualification.

Contact us for all further questions.