As a certified scuba diver, you’ve witnessed firsthand the diverse environments and marine life that make up our fresh and marine waters. Your Open Water Diver Certification introduced you to scuba and made you keenly aware that you’ve only just scratched the surface of the underwater environment. PADI continuing education courses are designed to advance your scuba skills and to give you the added confidence to keep doing what you are beginning to love.
Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The Scuba review programme is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, a scuba review is personalised for you: you conveniently review scuba concepts in the classroom, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next course or to get ready for your next dive holiday.
Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should complete a scuba review. Dive shops and resorts require a recent scuba review date in your log book, because it means you’re ready to dive.
Advanced Open Water
What is the PADI Advanced Open Water? You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties, whilst gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
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Advanced Open Water Diver + Dry Suit combo
What is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course? You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties, whilst gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. This course includes an extra dry suit open water dive which qualifies for the Dry Suit speciality diver.
The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this programme. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.
Enriched Air Diver
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched-air nitrox gives you more no-decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched-air diver.
Dry Suit Diver
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Speciality course.
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows on the past. Ships, aeroplanes 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 Speciality course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
Digital Underwater Photography
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialities, 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 professionals.
Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkellers, there is an option for avid snorkellers and skin divers to complete the course.
Search and Recovery
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 Speciality 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.
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 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 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.
Master Scuba Diver
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. Your Master Scuba Diver card demonstrates to people that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.
The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Speciality Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.
Emergency First Response
Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple-to-follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance knowledge and to allow immediate learning.
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you are ready to help others, should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognise scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding, course you have ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and to become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course you learn to become a better buddy by practising problem-solving skills until they become second nature. Although the course is serious in intent, it still allows room for focused learning in a fun way.
Rescue Diver + Emergency First Response
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding, course you have ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and to manage problems in the water and to become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course you learn to become a better buddy by practising problem solving skills until they become second nature. Although the course is serious in intent, it allows room for focused learning in a fun way.
This is a combination course which includes the Emergency First Response course-a prerequisite for qualification to Rescue Diver.