Specialty Certifications

Deep 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 divers Learn more…

Self-Reliant Diver

This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations that may arise during the dive. This course will help student divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner. Learn more…

Night Diver

As the sun sets you don your dive gear, slip on your SCUBA mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Learn more…

Multi-Level Diver

Maximize your dive time so you can explore more! In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. Learn more…

EAN/Nitrox

Enriched Air Diver – The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty 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. Learn more…

Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time. Learn more…

Boat Diver

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Learn more…

Project AWARE Specialist

The PADI Project AWARE course is designed to familiarize divers and non-divers with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems. In this course, participants Learn about the role Project AWARE plays in protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems. Learn more…

Dry-Suit Diver

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit< seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Learn more…

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. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. Learn more…

Underwater Navigator

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Learn more…

Equipment Specialist

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic SCUBA equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you’ll encounter every day. In addition, you’ll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repair and other information that helps you with your equipment investment. Learn more…

Ice Diver

If the spirit of adventure and unusual, challenging diving appeals to you, try diving under the ice. During the course, you dive with a PADI Professional in one of the most extreme adventure specialties recreational diving offers. Learn more…

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. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving. Learn more…

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled SCUBA divers. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. Learn more…

Suunto Computer Assisted Diver

Learn how to use your Suunto computer better. This class starts with a short lecture followed by 2 dives in open water. Learn more…

Conservation Diver

This course will teach the vital role conservation plays in the local area. Class consists of 1 lecture and 1 open water dive. Learn more…

A.W.A.R.E. Coral Reef Conservation

Everyone likes to SCUBA dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they’re seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems. Learn more…

Fish Identification

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the SCUBA diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the A.W.A.R.E. Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics. Learn more…

Underwater Naturalist

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar SCUBA diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more…