PADI Specialty Diver Courses

 

How far will you take this diving thing? It's up to you! With PADI's Specialty Diver Programmes you can select a colourful 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 mostly hands-on, so you'll be diving right from the start.

 

By completing the PADI Rescue Diver Course, five PADI Specialty Diver Courses and logging 50 Dives you can also achieve the black belt in recreational scuba diving and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver. Contact us for special deals...

 

There are many specialty programs to suit your needs, here is a selection to whet your apetite! If you don't see what you need, just drop us a line...

 

Enriched Air Diver

from HK$1,500



* 1 day

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

Digital Underwater Photography Diver

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

Deep Diver

from HK$3,200



* 2 days

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

Stay down longer and getting back in the water faster is the essence of the Enriched Air Nitrox course and the reason it is the most popular PADI Specialty course! Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

During this course you will learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox

  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.

 

Aware Fish ID Diver

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

“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 AWARE – 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.

Once you learn to recognize what types of fish you see, you’ll find it easier to reference the exact species after a scuba dive. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but colors and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw.

During this course you will learn

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.

  • Fish survey techniques and strategies.

  • About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

 

Search and Recovery Diver

from HK$3,200



* 2 days

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. 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 this course you will learn

  • 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.

 

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. 

During this course you will learn

  • 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.

 

Boat Diver

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

During this course you will learn

  • Boat terminology.

  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.

  • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

 

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

During this course you will learn

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.

  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.

  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.

  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

 

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 some divers. It’s exhilarating.

During this course you will learn

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper  range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet

  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

 

Having designed and developed a number of DPV’s you can be in no better hands to enjoy the thrill and excitement of DPV’s than Splash’s owner, Darren. DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it. What You Learn

During this course you will learn

  • Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards

  • Equipment considerations

  • Good diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life

 

Emergency Oxygen Provider

from HK$1,200



* 1 day

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen.

During this course you will learn to

  • 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 nonbreathing diver.

 

Equipment Specialist

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

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 some divers. It’s exhilarating.

During this course you will learn

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper  range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet

  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

 

Night Diver

from HK$2,400



* 2 days

The night diver course is one of our preferred specialty diver courses at Splash. The underwater word comes to life at night, so you are often able to see many more creatures than you do during the day.

Although you’ve seen the dive site 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. Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

During this course you will learn

  • Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems

  • How to control your buoyancy at night

  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night

  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different

 

Sidemount Diver

from HK$3,200



* 2 days

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.

During this course you will learn

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.

  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.

  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.

  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

 

Underwater Naturalist

from HK$1,800



* 1 day

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 about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure. 

During this course you will learn to

  • Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds.

  • Major aquatic life groupings, interactions and information that dispels myths.

  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

 

Underwater Navigation Diver

from HK$2,400



* 1 day

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

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

During this course you will learn

  • 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.

 

Wreck Diver

from HK$3,200



* 2 days

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks.

During this course you will learn

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.

  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.

  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

 

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