Special skills, special adventures
Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration.
Would you like to learn more about Wreck Diving? Underwater Navigation? or Dry Suit Diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during these programmes. Or, alternatively, why not buy one of our Specialty Diver packages and work towards your Master Scuba Diver certification.
And, if you achieve a minimum of 5 speciality diver ratings, have at least 50 logged Open Water dives and are a Rescue Diver you may apply for the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating.
Boat Diver Speciality
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
Deep Diver Speciality
The Deep Diver course is an introduction to deep diving and develops the skills necessary to participate in deeper diving activities beyond the scope of the Advanced Open Water course, training you to a maximum depth of 40 metres.
Digital Underwater Photography Speciality
Great photographs are a good reminder of a great dive and mean that you can share what you've seen with your friends and family. Learn how on the Digital Underwater Photography course.
Diver Propulsion Vehicles Speciality
DPVs are a great way to cover a large area underwater in a short space of time, but more importantly they're great fun! They scoot you through the water without having to kick and you get to feel like James Bond! Learn about them on the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicles Speciality course.
Drift Diver Speciality
The Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the feeling of flying while diving. This course shows you how to enjoy currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.
Dry Suit Diver Speciality
If you want to dive in colder water you'll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. The Dry Suit diver course trains you in the proper techniques for safe dry suit use and helps perfect your buoyancy in a dry suit. You'll also learn about dry suit repair and maintenance.
Emergency Oxygen Provider Speciality
Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming an Emergency Oxygen Provider.
Enriched Air Nitrox Speciality
This Enriched Air Nitrox course teaches you the preparation and procedures involved in diving with enriched air (up to 40% oxygen). Enriched air contains less nitrogen and this allows you to stay in the water longer, get back in the water sooner and you may even feel less tired after a days diving! No wonder it's one of our most popular courses!
Ever missed a dive because of a problem with your kit. It's not much fun watching everyone else jump in when you're stuck on the boat! Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you'll learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments on the PADI Equipment Speciality
PADI AWARE Fish ID Speciality
“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.
Underwater Navigator Speciality
“Ever been on a dive and wondered how the Divemaster or Instructor just seemed to 'know' the way back to where you started? That wasn't luck, that was underwater navigation. Be the diver that everyone looks to when it's time to go home - complete your Underwater Navigator training.
Night Diver Speciality
Don't be constrained by just diving during the day! Your favouite reefs take on a whole new appearance once the sun goes down, so why not go join a completely different set of underwater animals who only come out when it's dark on your Night Diver Speciality.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality
As a diver you want to be neutrally buoyant so can float effortlessly in the water, but it can be a tricky thing! Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in Peak Performance Buoyancy stand apart.
Project AWARE Speciality
The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. Learn more with the Project AWARE Speciality.
RNLI Diver Sea Survival Course
Want to learn more about diving off the UK coast? This course has been designed by the RNLI in conjunction with all training agencies plus the HSE, MOD and the Coastguard to enable divers to be better prepared and skilled for diving in UK waters.
Search & Recovery Speciality
Ever lost anything under water? Or wanted to know more about underwater search patterns and methods of lifting different objects? if so, then the Search & Recovery Speciality course is the course for you.
Self-Reliant Diver Speciality
This Self-Reliant Diver course is an introduction to self-reliant diving that helps develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for relying on your self first, whether or not you are diving with a buddy
Find a new and different way to configure your cylinders with the Sidemount Diver Speciality course.
Surface Marker Buoy Speciality
Surface marker buoys (SMBs) allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, alert boat traffic, or provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers. Learn how to use them with the Surface Marker Buoy Speciality course.
Science of Diving Speciality
Diving is much more fun when you know more about it. The Science of Diving course teaches you professional level dive theory in an interesting and comprehensive way. Suitable for anyone thinking of becoming a dive professional or for those who just want to know more about diving.
Wreck Diver Speciality
There are many fantastic wrecks around the UK coastline and further afield and the Wreck Diver Speciality course teaches you the safe techniques for exploring and understanding wrecks.