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Specialities

There is a wide selection of speciality courses you can take to improve existing skills or to teach you new skills. These courses provide essential additional training and are great fun to do. All of the following specialities count towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.

What is a speciality?

Those of you who have completed a PADI Advanced Open Water programme will already have been introduced to a number of new and exciting areas of recreational diving such as night diving, deep diving, wreck diving, underwater photography and many more! You may have found that one or more of these experiences left a lasting impression on you and you are now wanting to delve deeper into that specific area. This is when the PADI Speciality programme becomes your next step to furthering your diving education. Whatever your interest, the speciality course is designed to give you an in depth look at the academic side and the chance to increase your practical skills with dives specific to your chosen speciality.

  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Underwater Videographer

Who can enrol?

Although many people are introduced to the various speciality areas during the Advanced Open Water course it is not necessary to have completed this programme in order to enrol. Any diver certified to Open Water level may enrol on most of the speciality options available. There are a few exceptions which ask for the Advanced Open Water certification as a pre-requisite.

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Boat Diver

 

Dive from a Boat seems easy but to do it safely there is a lot to learn. This Course will cover Entry and Exit Techniques, equipment, preparation and storing, mooring techniques, safety and emergency procedure.
To ensure that your boat dives will be fun and safe!

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. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the various ways you stow gear, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type boat and the location.

  • Covers techniques for diving from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards.
  • Discusses how dive boats differ from place to place
  • Gives you focused experience and training for diving from boats in your local area.
  • Covers basic boat safety equipment and use.
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

10 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

2 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

120 euros

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Deep Diver

 

Dive Deep, Dive Safe! During this course you will practice skills at depth that will give you the confidence and ability to enjoy deep dives, Topics like emergency procedures, risk management, and an in depth coverage on dive planning will be part of the course.

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime - going deep to see things others can only dream about. In this course you will experience what it's like to dive beyond 30 metres.
Down there, it's different. It takes additional training. Here's where you get it.
Experience diving beyond 18 metres/60 feet.
Learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards.
Four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 metres / 60 - 130 feet.
Gain experience with diving deep under the direct, professional supervision of a PADI Instructor.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

15 Years old or over, PADI Advanced Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

4 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

200 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Digital Underwater photography

 

You have seen the most beautiful fish some colourful corals and breathtaking scenery, What about showing them to your friends and family? The Photo Specialty course will teach you how to prepare your camera, choose the right settings and compose your picture so as to take fantastic memories of your dives.

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer.
During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster than you may imagine. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimizing your work with your computer, storage and more.
Choosing and using modern digital cameras and underwater housings.
Using the PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
Editing and sharing your pictures.
The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer certifications credits toward the Master Scuba Diver rating.
This is one of PADI's most adaptable specialty courses, and can even be started during the last dive of your PADI Open Water Diver course.

Minimum Requirements?

10 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

2 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, white balance slate, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

200 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle

 

DPVs will allow you to explore new dive sites, and learning how to use and maintain them will guarantee hours of fun on end! 2 Dives and hands on experience in the disassembly and reassembly of the unit make this course one of the most popular among divers.

DPV's 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. Want to visit that offshore reef from the beach? A DPV may be the way to go.
Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards.
Equipment considerations.
Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life.
The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver certification counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

12 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

2 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

120 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Enriched Air Nitrox

 

Extend your Bottom time, or reduce the risks of getting bent by diving with Enriched Air. The Course will cover topics like gas analysis, safety procedure, risks and dive planning using special Tables and Nitrox Computers.

Welcome to one of PADI's most popular specialties - the PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater - but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.
Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards.
Whether you're into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater.
Learn to analyze cylinder contents.
Plan enriched air dives using tables and dive computers.
Safely increase your no stop time.
Certification counts toward the Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

15 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

2 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

200 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Night Diver

 

The PADI Night Diver course is designed to make divers into experienced Night Divers. You will learn what is important in selecting a night diving site, the equipment requirements for safe night diving and some general night diving recommendations and procedures.

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your 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.
The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.
Dive lights and night diving equipment.
Entries, exits and navigation at night
Nocturnal aquatic life.
Communication and light handling.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

12 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

3 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

200 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

 

Learn how to properly select the right amount of weight for any circumstance. This course will guarantee you to drop a minimum of 2 to 3 kg from your weight system allowing you to dive more comfortably, and reducing your air consumption.

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them.

Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself.
Buoyancy fundamentals, weighting and adjustments
Streamlining, balance and trim.
Fine tuning buoyancy and mastering hovering.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

10 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization)

Number of Dives?

2 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

120 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Search & Recovery

 

You are diving , swimming after a shoal of grunt fish when you notice a chest full of Jewels and Golden coins, How will you take it up to your boat ? Learn to use lifting bags, reels, lines, to tie knots and to use search patterns to search for and recover most objects and why not even a treasure chest.

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you're looking for the challenge and excitement - along with doing your good deed for the day - the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what's been lost, and how to get it to the surface.

In the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course, you learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems. You learn how to locate large and small objects using search patterns, and various ways for lifting them to the surface. Not only do these skills make you more capable and confident in the water, but most Search and Recovery Divers eventually end up searching for and recovering something they lost themselves.
Search patterns, lift bag use and recovery methods.
Limited visibility techniques and navigation for search and recovery
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Find what you've lost with the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course.

Minimum Requirements?

12 Years old or over, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a PADI Open Water Diver with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty (or equivalent certification from another organization)

Number of Dives?

4 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

200 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Underwater Navigation

 

Learn how to navigate Underwater using the compass and natural features as reference. Finally you too will be able to find your way back to the boat or shore. Learn how to use Compass, Rock formations, currents, the sunlight and many other references to help you navigate underwater.

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone's buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they're having a great time - until it's time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.
Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. You learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns and know where you are while following an arbitrary, irregular course using the Nav-Finder.
Navigation patterns, natural and compass navigation
Following irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
Dive site relocation.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

10 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

3 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

160 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Underwater Videographer

 

You want to take memories of your dives with you, but would like to show the action? Learn how to take great shots and edit them together so to create an amazing video, Add a soundtrack and your own comments and you are ready for an evening of great entertaining!

Other than taking someone diving, there's only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world. Its underwater videography -motion imaging that allows you to share and document your underwater adventures. The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.
The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course introduces you to underwater video equipment and videography fundamentals, such as exposure, focus, shot types, moves, story line and shot sequencing. It takes you through the post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece. By the time you complete the course, you'll have gone through the entire basic video production process.
Equipment overview, selection and maintenance.
Story planning and organization.
Shot sequencing.
Basic editing.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Minimum Requirements?

10 Years old or over, PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization).

Number of Dives?

3 dives.

What's included?

Any equipment needed, manual, Certificate and certification card.

Cost?

200 euros.

(If there are no courses on the dates you require, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

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Scuba Moraira - Ctra. Moraira-Calpe, 130 - Moraira 03724 - Alicante - Tel/Fax: (0034) 96 649 2006 - info@scubamoraira.com