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Speciality Courses

How far will you take this diving thing? It's up to you. With PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up the oceans and lakes to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to a full weekend -but this is all hands-on, so you'll be diving right from the start.

Below is a menu of the numerous specialty certifications. Get five specialty ratings and you're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver:

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PADI Deep Diver

Why PADI Deep Diver?

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime - going deep to see thing others can only dream about.
What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Openwater Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do?

  • You'll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards.

You'll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 18-30 metres/60-100 feet.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 24
  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Deep Diver Manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£175

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PADI Dry Suit Diver

Why PADI Dry Suit Diver?

If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you'll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course comes in.

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?

During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you'll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you'll get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you've mastered confined water, it's time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organization, techniques, problems and buoyancy control.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 24
  • Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Drysuit manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£145

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PADI Multilevel Diver

Why PADI Multilevel Diver?

Since there's so much to see underwater you'll want to make the most of your stay. The PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty course tells you how by introducing you to the many varieties of multilevel diving.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old)

What will I do?

You'll learn what multilevel diving is and why you want to plan for multilevel dives. You'll also get to see the various types of multilevel dive calculators (including the Recreational Dive Planner, Wheel version and dive computers), as well as learn about multilevel dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, and potential problems.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 12
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Multilevel Diver Manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Multilevel Adventure Dive may count towards the Specialty certification at instructor discretion. And, the Specialty certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications necessary for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

Price£120

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PADI Night Diver

Why PADI Night Diver?

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old)

What will I do?

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.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 12

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Night Diver Manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£175

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Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Why Peak Performance Buoyancy?

If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is for you.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you'll use PADI's Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you'll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualisation.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: five
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£120

Where can I go from here?

Your Adventures In Diving Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive may count towards your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

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Why PADI Search and Recovery Diver?

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation) OR
  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver AND PADI Underwater Navigation certifications (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 12 years old

What will I do?

You'll learn search and recovery dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 24 hours
  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Search and Recovery manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£175

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When you're underwater, knowing where you are and where you're going comes in handy, especially if you're looking for that beautiful reef that you've heard all about. The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course will help you become a pro at finding your way underwater.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certified (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you'll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organisation and potential problems. You'll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You'll put these into practice during your three open water dives.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 12
  • Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Underwater Navigator manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£150


PADI Underwater Photographer

Why PADI Underwater Photographer?

The PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty course can help you learn how to take your fist underwater photographs or fine tune your existing skills to produce photographs that will stun your friends.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old

What will I do?

You'll learn the basics of underwater photography such as composition, film type and camera handling, with special emphasis on practical techniques. You'll learn underwater photography dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to care for and maintain your camera equipment.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 12
  • Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Underwater Photographer manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£140

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PADI Wreck Diver

Why PADI Wreck Diver?

The lure of exploring sunken vessels, airplanes and automobiles is something most divers can't resist. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course introduces you to wreck diving and helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old

What will I do?

Information contained in your wreck diver program includes:

  • The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
  • The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
  • Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 24
  • Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days

What is included?

  • All Scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • PADI Wreck Diver manual
  • Course DVDs
  • Logbook endorsements
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£175

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Project AWARE Specialty Course

Why Project AWARE Specialty course?

If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this Specialty course is for you. This non-diving Specialty course may also be conducted in conjunction with other PADI Specialty Diver courses.

What do I need to start?

  • No dive certification required
  • No minimum age limit

What will I do?

You'll learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources. This includes:

  • The Project AWARE philosophy
  • The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
  • Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
  • The status of several critically degraded marine environments
  • How you can help

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: four

What is included?

  • PADI Certification Card

Price£60

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course

Why PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course?

Diving with nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive dives thereby allowing you to stay underwater longer and get back into the water sooner.

What do I need to start?

What will I do?

You'll learn why diving with air with higher oxygen and lower nitrogen extends your bottom time, and about procedures involved with enriched air diving

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 4 hours

What is included?

  • PADI Enriched Air manual
  • PADI Enriched Air 32% dive table
  • PADI Enriched Air 36% dive table
  • PADI Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table
  • Course DVDs
  • PADI Certification Card

Price£95

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PADI Equipment Specialist

Why PADI Equipment Specialist course?

Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.

What do I need to start?

  • At least 10 years old
  • Certified as a PADI Junior Scuba Diver or higher

What will I do?

YYou’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions.

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: four

What is included?

  • PADI Certification Card

Price£65

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Emergency Oxygen Provider

Oxygen first aid in dive accidents (and use of Automated External Defibrillator).

The course is designed to train the general diving public ( and non diving public) to recognise signs and symptoms of major Dive accidents. It will cover how to provide oxygen to injured scuba divers at the highest possible concentration whilst alerting the relevant local emergency services effectively.

The course introduces the use of non rebreather masks, pocket masks and non resuscitator demand valve oxygen units as well as going into the physiology of AGE, decompression sickness and secondary drowning. It also looks at the stats for delay to calling emergency services and also delay to receiving recompression. It is classroom based with dry practical sessions with one or more O2 units. We have started teaching the use of the RescuEAN unit which is useful before an Oxygen Administration kit is available or if there is no O2 kit at all as it can be used in combination with a standard Nitrox set up and any Oxygen on the dive site can be used above 21 percent.

We will provide all the student notes in an A4 page format as well as all the following Powerpoint presentations:

  • 2 hour Automated External Defibrillation course if taught separately from main oxygen course £15

What is included?

  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider manual
  • PADI Certification Card

Oxygen administration course includes AED training

Price£75

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Courses can be arranged by mutual agreement for groups or companies with a minimum of six people. Discounts are also available for larger groups. Courses can also be taught 'on-site' at your own location subject to sufficient numbers being available. Individuals can be catered for. If there is any information you require not contained in the brochure please contact our training department on 0161 223 5102 or email us for available dates and any further information required.

The next arranged oxygen administration and AED course may be on the course date page or please phone for details as we can run them as the need arises.

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