Specialty Courses

Steer your diving in the direction you want it to go in. Start exploring the things you love most about diving! Sharpen your skills and learn some new ones. We have an incredible range of PADI Specialty Courses for you to choose from, from Underwater Photography to Night Diving, Sidemount Diving to Equipment Specalist, and everything else in between!

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

How long we can dive for, or our no decompression limit, influences our underwater adventure and exploration.

PADI Deep Diver

The thrill of deeper diving excites so many of us. We can enjoy and explore so much more underwater by diving deeper!

PADI Wreck Diver

Whether purposely sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are a fascinating window to the past.

PADI Night Diver

Diving at night brings with it exhilirating new experiences and challenges.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Perfecting your buoyancy opens up so many doors and opportunities to you as a diver.

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Become the hero of the day and make an underwater search more successful.

PADI Boat Diver

Most of the world's most beautiful and breathtaking dives can only be accessed by boat.

PADI Drift Diver

Effortlessly gliding with the currents, watching the big pelagic fish and feeling the rush of flying underwater, is what drift diving is all about.

PADI Sidemount Diver

Do away with the traditional configuration of scuba equipment, and mount your scuba cylinders at your side.

PADI Self-Reliant Diver

Enjoy the thrill of independently planning and executing your own dives.

PADI Underwater Navigator

Improve and extend your underwater navigation skills by learning more about environmental observation and the underwater compass.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Any diver or non-diver can learn how to safely administer medicinal oxygen in an emergency.

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Diver or Snorkeler

As ocean enthusiasts, we are privileged to see and experience a whole new world above and below water.

Project AWARE Specialties

Learn how you can contribute to the #PADI4Change movement and make a difference every time you dive and travel.

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Day(s) to Complete

If we want to extend our no decompression limit, or the amount of time that we can stay at a certain depth, to take that perfect photo or explore a majestic wreck, we need to breathe a gas blend from a tank containing a lower level of nitrogen and an increased level of oxygen. The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Specialty Course provides you with the knowledge and training to understand how and when to use oxygen enriched air (EANx) with mixes from between 22 and 40% oxygen. Our course price includes the latest interactive PADI Digital Manual, enabling you to complete your theory, knowledge development and final exam online, at your own pace. We will complete some practical skills and apply the knolwedge you’ve learnt before planning and taking you on two dives using Enriched Air. We can run this course alongside your Open Water Course, enabling you to safely dive on Nitrox right after your certification! This Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure or Advanced Open Water Course and the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Certified
  • At least 12 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Plan dives within no decompression limits, maximum depth and oxygen exposure limits
  • Use an oxygen analyser to determine the oxygen content in an EANx tank
  • Verify cylinder contents data and sign the fill log

Certifications:

  • Be able to plan dives with various blends of Enriched Air
  • Certified to dive on various blends of Enriched Air
  • Be legally able to obtain blends of Enriched Air

PADI Deep Diver

Day(s) to Complete

Dive deeper to access more dive sites around the world, see different kinds of marine life and environments, and explore well-preserved wrecks. Deep dives are an adventure. During this Course, we’ll teach you how to plan and execute deep dives using a systematic, methodical approach, with an emphasis on safety. You’ll learn what equipment you need and how to use it, appropriate deep diving limits and deep diver behaviour. Your dedicated Instructor will start your course with an in-depth classroom presentation, before moving on to practicing some essential skills and equipment configurations in our purpose-built training pool. You will then do 4 training dives over at least two days. Combined with the PADI Deep Diver Manual we will help you get the most enjoyment out of this Specialty training area. Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification! The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Adventure Diver Certified (with the Adventure Deep Dive)
  • At least 15 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Identify and prepare deep diving equipment
  • Understand more about decompression illness
  • Practice deep diving techniques and skills

Certifications:

  • Certified to dive down to 40m
  • Breathe from emergency air sources
  • Control descents and ascents

PADI Wreck Diver

Day(s) to Complete

There are some spectacular wrecks here in Mauritius! Ships, aeroplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore underwater, and usually teem with aquatic life.
Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery. This course offers rewarding adventures whilst encouraging you to observe responsible wreck diving practices.

No two wrecks are the same, but the procedures and techniques you will learn will fully equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to know. Get the most enjoyment out of your wreck dives worldwide!

Your dedicated Instructor will start your PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course with an in-depth classroom presentation, before moving on to practicing some essential skills and equipment configurations in our purpose-built training pool. You will then do 4 training dives over at least two days. Combined with the PADI Wreck Diver Manual, we will help you get the most enjoyment out of this Specialty training area.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification. The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Adventure Diver Certified
  • At least 15 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Plan wreck dives efficiently
  • Create a map for a wreck dive site
  • Safely prepare penetration lines

Certifications:

  • Be qualified to safely penetrate a wreck
  • Able to navigate on a wreck
  • Manage penetration lines and dive torches

PADI Night Diver

Day(s) to Complete

Experience the excitement and thrill of slipping beneath the surface of the water, and descending into darkness. Learn about the correct procedures for communicating with your buddies, and see and spot all the marine life that only ventures out at night.

The course requires three dives over two nights, after an indepth classroom presentation and practice session with your dedicated Instructor in our purpose-built training pool.

Combined with the PADI Night Diver Manual, you will be well equipped with the knowledge and skills to get the most enjoyment out of your night diving.

As a Nanight partner, we fully equip you with two top of the range torches for all of your training dives with us.

And don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification! The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 12 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Identify nocturnal aquatic life
  • Communicate using hand signals and torches
  • Navigate underwater at night

Certifications:

  • Be certified to dive at night
  • Identify and prepare night diving equipment
  • Control descents and ascents at night

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Day(s) to Complete

Buoyancy is an essential diving skill, whether it’s controlling your position on a wreck, avoiding contact with the reef on a drift dive or hovering effortlessly to take breathtaking underwater photos.

Perfecting your ‘trim’ underwater encourages you to streamline your equipment and know how to add and check the correct amount of weight for your dives. You will look at your position and finning techniques while learning how to relax, and better control your breathing and movement underwater. Being more relaxed and trim underwater reduces the effort needed to move through the water. This helps us conserve our breathing gas, which could mean more time under the water.

We start your course off with a classroom session with your dedicated Instructor, and an in-depth buoyancy workshop in the pool. You will then go out for two dives over one day. Combined with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty Manual, we will provide you with the knowledge and skills to really start improving your positioning underwater.

And don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification! The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 10 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Learn how and why to streamline equipment
  • Practice different finning and breathing techniques
  • Understand how to be correctly weighted underwater

Certifications:

  • Move and glide effortlessly underwater
  • Improve your air consumption
  • Perform better safety stops and tasks underwater

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Day(s) to Complete

Whether you’re diving on a liveaboard, from the shore, a quay or a boat, people often ask divers to help locate something lost at sea or in deep water. You could also find yourself in more pressing circumstances when there’s a missing diver.

How would you organise a search? What equipment would you use? Which patterns would you use, how would you mark the search area, and how would you communicate with your buddy underwater?

You will start the course with an in-depth classroom presentation and fun, dry practice sessions on land with your dedicated Instructor. You will move on to four open water training dives where you’ll practice various search patterns and lifting techniques underwater. Combined with the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Manual, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan and execute a thorough search, improving your chances of success when needed.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified with the PADI Navigation Specialty OR Advanced Open Water Certified
  • At least 12 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Learn how to tie various knots underwater
  • Execute various search patterns underwater
  • Safely rig and bring a lifting device to the surface

Certifications:

  • Take the lead, organize, plan and conduct search and recovery dives with a buddy
  • Understand and select appropriate search patterns
  • Choose lifting methods based on the facts surrounding a lost object

PADI Boat Diver

Day(s) to Complete

During the course, you will learn so much about boat diving, boat terminology, boat safety, boat diving procedures and etiquette, how you can safely enter and exit the water, and where to stow your gear etc.

You will start with an indepth classroom presentation with your dedicated Instructor and a thorough boat orientation including handling, mooring procedures and knot tying. You will then do two open water training dives the following day. Combined with the PADI Boat Diver Manual, this course will provide you with all the knowledge and skills needed to plan and execute safe, well-prepared and organised boat dives.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 10 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Learn how to ensure a boat is properly prepared for diving
  • Understand the various aspects surrounding boat diving
  • Recognise the various lines, procedures and areas of the boat

Certifications:

  • Be more able to safely enter the water from a boat for a dive
  • Be confident in safely getting back on to the boat
  • Know the various boat diving emergency procedures

PADI Drift Diver

Day(s) to Complete

During your course, you’ll start with an in-depth classroom presentation with your dedicated Instructor, followed by a buoyancy workshop in the pool, and two open water training dives. Here, we’ll look at the planning, organisation, potential problems and the hazards of drift diving.

You will plan and prepare the special equipment needed for drift diving such as floats, lines and reels. You will learn how to effectively navigation and communicate underwater, as well as more about buoyancy control.

During the knowledge development, you will understand how to select sites for drift diving, and how to assess aquatic currents, their causes and effects. Staying together with your buddy or dive group is essential, so we’ll look at techniques for that also. Combined with the PADI Drift Diver Manual, this course provides you with all the knowledge and skills neccessary to plan and execute a safe drift dive, to experience the thrill of diving with a current.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 10 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Use less effort and energy underwater
  • Understand more about tides and ocean currents
  • Cover a larger area underwater

Certifications:

  • Identify and prepare all the equipment needed to drift dive
  • Better control your position and buoyancy underwater
  • Sharpen and extend your communication skills with your buddy

PADI Sidemount Diver

Day(s) to Complete

Feel the freedom of being more at one with the water, and moving freely through it. Perhaps you’re an avid wreck or cave enthusiast, and would like to reconfigure your gear to open up more possibilities to penetrate more dive sites and truly explore. Become more streamlined and improve your trim with the PADI Sidemount Specialty Course and you’ll have better balance and stability in the water.

The course will begin with an in-depth classroom presentation with your dedicated Instructor, before moving on to practicing some essential skills, equipment and tank configurations in our purpose-built training pool. You will follow this with two open water training dives over one day. During these, we will look at your pre-dive set up, equipment configuration, buoyancy and trim underwater. Enjoy the additional movement and freedom underwater!

Combined with the PADI Sidemount Diver Manual, this course provides you with all the knowledge and skills neccessary to organise, set up and execute a sidemount dive with two tanks.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 15 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Become more streamlined and comfortable underwater
  • Extend and improve your equipment knowledge
  • Learn how to dive with two tanks

Certifications:

  • Set up and manage a sidemount configuration
  • Better control your position and buoyancy underwater
  • Penetrate wreck or cave openings (where qualified)

PADI Self-Reliant Diver

Day(s) to Complete

Dive solo and spend longer looking at the things that interest you the most. You will learn about the potential risks of diving alone, the necessary precautions, precision planning and the equipment needed to manage these risks. An excellent Specialty Course for an experienced diver, to boost your confidence and extend your skill set and experiences underwater.

The course will start with an in-depth classroom presentation with your dedicated Instructor, followed by equipment and sling tank configuration and skills practice in our purpose-built training pool. We will then conduct three open water training dives over 2 days. Here, we will look at your pre-dive set up, equipment configuration, buoyancy and trim underwater whilst sharpening and improving your dive skills to ensure you’re ready to be self-reliant. Enjoy the freedom underwater!

This Specialty Course counts towards earning the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Advanced Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 18 years old and 100 Dives
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Independent dive planning and gas management
  • Manage the risks of diving alone
  • Understand the value of equipment redundancy

Certifications:

  • Become certifed to dive solo
  • Plan your dives independently
  • Manage your equipment set up and redundant air sources

Day(s) to Complete

Navigation underwater can sometimes be easy, if you’re your finning along a deep wall, or exploring a well-preserved wreck in clear water.
Other times, it can be more challenging if you dive in conditions with reduced visibility, or when the dive follows no distinct direction.

We will teach you how to sharpen your compass skills and navigate underwater using a compass as well as natural references.
Being more relaxed in water and being better orientated will help improve the quality of your dive experiences, as well as conserving your air consumption.

Our PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty is a really fun course starting with a classroom presentation with your dedicated Instructor and followed by a practical compass navigation session on land, to help you develop the skills and confidence to explore more underwater. You will put these skills to good use during three training open water dives over 2 days. Combined with the PADI Underwater Navigator Manual, you will become much more proficient at navigating underwater, expanding the range of dive sites available to you to safely explore.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 10 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Learn how to better navigate underwater using a compass
  • Understand how to use natural references underwater
  • Become better orientated on a dive site

Certifications:

  • Underwater navigation experience is essential to you becoming a better scuba diver
  • Nagivation skills improve your ability to dive and be part of a buddy team
  • Know how to navigate safely without disturbing marine life

Project AWARE Specialist

Day(s) to Complete

Together, we can make a difference, and we will discuss how and where we can start by making an action plan for your own personal movement, and what you can hope to achieve and contribute to the Project AWARE movement.

The Course has a lot of interactive and fun workshops to get you thinking about your actions, your community and what you can change and improve on a local and an international level.

Join the global community of PADI Ambassadivers and help Project AWARE reach its #NextMillion2020, removing one million more pieces of trash and debris from the ocean. Learn more about the endangerment of various shark and ray species worldwide, and what you can do to help these magnificent creatures. Combined with the incredible Project AWARE learning resources and materials, you will be well on your way as a Project AWARE activist!

This Specialty Course can count towards earning the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Ocean Enthusiast
    All ages welcome!

Achievements:

  • Understand more about what you can do to help protect the oceans worldwide
  • Learn more about responsible diving and non-diving practices
  • An introduction to PADI’s Four Pillars of Change

Certifications:

  • Be better able to educate and create awareness in your community
  • Understand how we can really help make a difference 
  • Support Project AWARE

Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty

Day(s) to Complete

You’ll enjoy each and every dive so much more when you can confidently recognize the marine life and environment that you observe and see underwater.
You can use the skills you learn on this course for every scuba diving trip. Once you learn the main families and characteristics, it will help you to decipher the species and specimen tthat you see all over the world.

You will also learn about fish survey strategies, particularly the Roving Diver Technique, and even get to do one yourself. We link in excluively with REEF to help provide them with the data that we collect on the various species and their abundance here in the Indian Ocean.

Run over two days, the course will start with an in-depth Fish ID classroom session with your dedicated Instructor, before two training dives. Post-dive, we will record and submit any collected data to REEF. Combined with the incredible Project AWARE learning resources and materials, you will be well on your way as a budding marine biologist!

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified
  • At least 10 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Identify fish families, their abundance and habitats
  • Learn more about responsible diving practices
  • Sketch unfamiliar fish and their characteristics

Certifications:

  • Effectively survey an area of reef to collect data
  • Better spot identifying characteristics
  • Understand more about the coral reef as a habitat

Project AWARE Shark Conservation Diver

Day(s) to Complete

As PADI AmbassaDivers and Torchbearers for our precious ocean, this Specialty Course will teach you about the role and importance of sharks in the marine ecosystem. We’ll better understand the causes of declining shark populations, and build an understanding about what is missing in current shark fisheries management.

We want to help dispel misperceptions that may prevent people from taking action, and inspire others to help our planet’s sharks by taking action.

During an in-depth classroom presentation, your dedicated Instructor will teach you about the conservation status of sharks, how to manage and recognise threats to sharks populations worldwide, and what you can do as a scuba diver to help protect them, and gather more support for the Project AWARE movement in your local community.

After this, you’ll take part in two open water training dives, and put all this knowledge in to action underwater. We’ll look at the hazards facing sharks both underwater and on the surface. We’ll dive with responsible practices in mind, and passively observe shark species in their natural habitat.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver
  • At least 12 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Understand the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems
  • Learn more about responsible diving and non-diving practices
  • Assess the features of a dive location for the potential impact on sharks

Certifications:

  • Be better able to educate and create awareness in your community
  • Become a Shark Defender!
  • Make each dive count, and support Project AWARE

Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Diver

Day(s) to Complete

As PADI Ambassadivers and Torchbearers for the ocean, we can all take part in Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science conservation program. The program enables scuba divers to safely identify and remove marine debris from the ocean and report the various types, quantities and location of the materials collected.

This information is crucial to Project AWARE’s global movement, awareness and efforts to protect and clean up the ocean and its surrounding environments. We are also working to remove as much debris from the ocean as we can, one dive at a time. The data you submit can help to inform policy that will help to drive change at all levels.

During the course, your dedicated Instructor will conduct a thorough classroom presentation with you, as well as introducing you to all the Project AWARE materials avaiable at your disposal, to help make a difference in your community.

Understanding how to safely and effectively remove marine debris, record the data with Project AWARE and dispose of it properly can make all the difference.
There are plenty of interactive learning materials and resources, including the Project AWARE App.

After this, we’ll jump on the boat for a training dive. During the dive, we will put in to action what we have learnt, record and report all the data afterwards.

Don’t forget, this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification, as well as the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating! .

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver
  • At least 12 years old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Understand more about the impact of marine debris on our oceans
  • Know what you can do in your community to make a difference
  • Make each dive count towards removing more marine debris

Certifications:

  • Become an AmbassaDiver and Torchbearer for the Ocean!
  • Join the Project AWARE and My Ocean Community
  • Safely remove, record, report and dispose of marine debris

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Day(s) to Complete

With a lot of science elements, during this course you will better understand the causes and symptoms of decompression sickness, and how and why oxygen is the primary treatment. We’ll apply this understanding to our skills practice, so you can see how it all works in reality. Whether it’s a suspected decompression sickness, or other injury requiring emergency oxygen, you will be able to help bring about an improvement in the patient’s condition.

Following this course, you will be legally qualified to administer emergency oxygen, and obtain tank refills. In some countries such as Autralia, this is a necessary qualification to work as a Divemaster or Instructor.

As such, our highly qualified and experienced Instructors will start with an in-depth classroom presentation, before a comprehensive skills demonstration and practice session. Combined with the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual, you will have efficient training in this area to add to your existing first aid skills.

Because of its importance, we include this course as standard, as part of our Rescue Diver and Divemaster training.
This Specialty Course can count towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • First Aid Interest
  • All ages welcome
  • Divers and non-divers

Achievements:

  • Know how and when to administer emergency oxygen
  • How to safely assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen kits
  • Deliver oxygen to a patient in a variety of ways

Certifications:

  • Legally qualified to administer oxygen in an emergency
  • Certified to obtain oxygen tank refills
  • Improve your knowledge of first aid skills and physiology

Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

Day(s) to Complete

During this course, we’ll look at how Project AWARE brings scuba divers, water and ocean enthusiasts together, to help make a difference to our planet.

We work hard to support PADI’s corporate social responsibility and brand activism platform, the Four Pillars of Change. Becoming a Coral Reef Conservationist, is one of the ways that you can help, too.

It’s scary that throughout 2020, 90% of the world’s reefs will be in danger, and by 2050, this could be 100%.

We’ll focus on the coral reefs themselves, how they function, why they’re so important and why so many reefs are in trouble.

Finally we will discuss what role you can can play in protecting the aquatic environment. Combined with the incredible Project AWARE learning resources and materials, you will be well on your way as a budding coral reef conservationist!

This Specialty Course can count towards earning the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Ocean Enthusiast
    All ages welcome!

Achievements:

  • Understand more about what you can do to help coral reefs worldwide
  • Learn more about responsible diving and non-diving practices
  • Be introduced to marine biology and reef conservation

Certifications:

  • Be better able to educate and create awareness in your community
  • Understand how coral reefs function
  • Support Project AWARE

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Diver or Snorkeler

Day(s) to Complete

From the most colourful nudibranch to a camouflaged octopus, the biggest pelagic animals and a beautifully preserved wreck or an eerie battleship shrouded in mystery.

We offer our students the chance to train with some of the best underwater photographers in the industry, and to train with a wide range and state of the art photography equipment.

We can capture the beauty and majesty of the underwater world to create long lasting memories to share with family and friends.

This course is an introduction to this exciting new world. We offer a bespoke classroom presentation and an in-depth training session above and below the surface of our purpose-built training pool, before putting your creativity to the test underwater.

The PADI Underwater Digital Photographer Specialty requires two dives over one day followed by a comprehensive editing session after your dives.

Don’t forget, the first dive of this Specialty Course, counts towards your PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Certification!
The full Specialty Course counts towards the elite PADI Master Scuba Diver rating!

Requirements:

  • Open Water Diver Certified (also open to Snorkelers)
  • At least 10 Years Old
  • Logged dive within 12 months (ReActivate available)

Achievements:

  • Learn more about camera settings and filters
  • How to place and position yourself underwater
  • Understand editing techniques and tools

Certifications:

  • Be better able to spot, set up and shoot pictures in the water
  • Understand more about buoyancy and how to handle a camera
  • Download, edit, back up and share digital photos