PADI Specialty Courses and Adventure Dives
PADI Specialty Courses and Adventure Dives are available at Waterfront Scuba School. Take three adventure dives and gain your Adventure Diver qualification. Take five adventures dives, which include deep and navigation and gain your advanced open water qualification. Take five specialty courses and gain your Master Scuba Diver Rating.
PADI Specialty Diver courses are designed to provide opportunities for more in-depth knowledge development and skill acquisition in specialized areas of diving and of interest to the individual diver. Each Specialty Program includes relevant theory, followed by 2-4 dives to practice skills and experience new and different environments
Waterfront Scuba School is one of the few dive schools to offer the new PADI Self Reliant Diver Specialty
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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox – Non Diving Specialty – One Session with Pre Study
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox is an oxygen rich gas up to a maximum of 40% oxygen. It allows for shorter surface intervals, longer bottom times and reduces the chance of decompression sickness. Shorter surface intervals equals more time underwater. Enriched Air Nitrox has become an almost must have specialty now. may dive centres abroad and dive boats now offer free nitrox to divers as part of the whole dive package. Given the benefits of breathing nitrox whilst diving it is advisable to take a few hours to gain the specialty rating and reap the rewards when you go diving. There is an article on our blog page which helps explain Nitrox in fairly simple terms click here to have a read
PADI Full Face Mask Diver Distinctive Specialty Diver 2 Dives 1 Day
The PADI Full Mace Mask Diver Distinctive Specialty course is designed to familiarize the diver with skills, knowledge, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and enjoyment of diving with a full face mask. The course is intended to serve as a controlled, supervised introduction to full face mask diving and will emphasize fun and safety. You will learn the required techniques to enable you to dive a full face mask safely. An interesting article on why you should consider full face mask diving can be found by clicking here. The course involves one confined water session and two open water dives conducted over one day.
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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 at depths of from 18 – 40 metres. Your certification will count towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating add four other specialties for this rating. Some sites require you to be qualified to dive to 40 metres before you can dive them. This specialty with teach the skills and give you the knowledge and ability to plan dives to these depths safely. Similar to your Advanced Open Water Course you will also qualify with a revised depth limit. Many dive insurance companies will not insure you past 30 metres unless you have this qualification now. With a PADI Deep Diver certification you will also be able to get closer to the pelagic marine life that resides in deeper water. Your certification will count towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating.
PADI Project Aware Fish Identification 2 Dives 1 Day
You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.
For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors and markings maybe wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. That works better than asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin
During two dives you gain hands-on (okay, eyes-on) experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You’ll learn :
- How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
- Fish survey techniques and strategies
- How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures
PADI Drift Diver – 2 Dives 1 Day
During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you’ll learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special equipment and procedures like buoyancy. Your certification will count towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating. This Courses teaches you how to safely dive with the flow of the currents whilst communicating you whereabouts with your surface support and or boat. Drift diving can be effortless, enjoyable, fun and relaxing its probably the nearest thing you can get to flying.
PADI Search and Recovery Diver 4 Dives 2 Days
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. Your certification will count towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating. This specialty will teach you about lift bags, how to deploy them and use them, it will teach you about knots and it will teach you about search patterns. Course includes Pool orientations to get used to using the equipment and then progresses to open water for the training and certification dives.
PADI Boat Diver 2 Dives 1 Day
Completed in One day 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. We will teach you entry and exit techniques from inflatable boats and techniques for larger boats. How to locate basic boat safety equipment and more. Diving and boats go hand in hand and this is a great specialty to include in your quest for the Master Scuba Diver Rating.
PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle 2 Dives 1 Day
During the program, you’ll learn the techniques you need to know for safe diver propulsion vehicle operation. This includes:- Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards Equipment and procedure considerations and How to avoid harming fragile aquatic life. DPV’s can be useful to individuals with lower limb impairments, they enable you to conserve and relax. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of being propelled through the water whilst using a DPV. Learn how to avoid harming the aquatic environment. The PADI DPV Specialty course covers the safety procedures, the most effective method of swimming with a DPV, buddy procedures during the dive and problems and hazards.
PADI Night Diver 3 Dives 2 -3 Days
Learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potentiall problems. You’ll also learn how to control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night. Since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different, you’ll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life. Your certification will count towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating. No matter how often you dive a site during the day, diving it at night brings out a whole new experience and feeling to what you see. Learn to how to experience this fascinating side to the undersea world. Observe creatures that you would not normally see during the daylight hours, plus those that you think you know well often behave completely differently during the twilight hours.
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer 4 dives 2 days Level 2
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, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You’ll also learn how to care for and maintain your camera equipment. You can get some great tips to improve you photography be seeing our blog post here. Learn how to capture your memories underwater and share them with the non divers in your life. Enter underwater photography competitions, become the photographer for your dive club the possibilities are endless. Many of the Waterfront Dive Team are keen underwater photographers look at the images on our facebook page.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider 1 Day
Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. Breathe easy knowing that you know how to recognise illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared – especially in a time of need. This is a must have qualification that sits alongside your PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response Qualifications.
PADI Equipment Specialist 1 Day
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.
PADI Wreck Diver Course 4 Dives 2 Days
The planning, organization, 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. The mystery of shipwrecks can all be within your reach. This course builds your experience as each dive progresses. Your certification will count towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating. The Wreck Diver Specialty course is intended as a safe, supervised introduction to wreck diving, with emphasis on fun and safety.
PADI Dry Suit Diver Course 2 Dives 1 Day
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. We begin with pool orientation work where you will learn the basic skills to dive a drysuit. We will then move to open water dives where you display your newly acquired skills to your instructor. If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life found in cooler water climates you’ll need to stay warm to enjoy it and that means a dry suit.
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy 2 Dives 1 Day
The Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course teaches you ultimate buoyancy control to allow you to float effortlessly over the reefs and wrecks. With fine tuned buoyancy you use far less air, use much less energy and enjoy your dives in a more relaxed state. Neutral Buoyancy allows you to get closer to the fragile reef without causing any damage to the reef or your equipment
PADI AWARE Coral reef Conservation
The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how you can help. You will learn about the Project AWARE Foundation.
PADI Project AWARE Course
Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference
PADI Self Reliant Diver Distinctive Specialty – 3 Dives
The Self-Reliant Diver specialty course recognises and accepts the role of the buddy system and its contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving. This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning, life support system readiness, adaptive training, equipment and responsibility.
PADI Underwater Navigation – 3 Dives 1 Day
When you’re underwater, knowing where you are and where you’re going comes in handy, especially if you’re looking for that reef, wreck or special feature of the dive that you’ve heard all about. The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course will help you at finding your way underwater.
PADI Surface Marker Buoy Deployment – 2 Dives 1 Day
The Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Course you will teach how to safely deploy a DSMB while under water. You will have the confidence of deploying the DSMB from a hovering position or from the a stationary position on the bottom. We will show you to inflate different types of DSMB such as self inflation, one breath, inflation hose connection varieties so you can make an informed choice when purchasing your DSMB. It is now part of the required diver equipment for any Red Sea holiday you may undertake and is also an essential piece of diver safety equipment. The course includes a pool orientation session plus two open water dives. All materials and equipment is provided, but it is highly recommended that you have your own DSMB and reel when you get to the open water stage of the course as you will become proficient in using your own equipment. Please see our Blog article on DSMB Deployment as well, click here
UK Special Master Scuba Diver Package – 11 Dives in Total call for Price
Dry Suit Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Enriched Air Nitrox
Master Scuba Diver Certification
Red Sea Trip Master Scuba Diver Package – 14 Dives in Total call for Price
Enriched Air Nitrox