PADI Specialty Courses

PADI specialty diving courses

PADI Specialty courses are designed to focus on specific areas of diving such as wreck diving, enriched air ‘nitrox’, or perfecting your buoyancy underwater. Everyone is different, and that doesn’t change when it comes to scuba. We all enjoy diving for different reasons. Each specialty course will provide in-depth knowledge and development in a specific area, letting you build on your diving skills and become a more rounded diver.

Which PADI specialty course is right for you?

Below you will find a short summary of each of the specialty courses we offer here at Orca. Alternatively, just click on one of the course names below, and it will take you straight to the relevant page. If you need guidance or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Drift Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Self Reliant Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Wreck Diver

AWARE Fish Identification

PADI's AWARE Fish Identification course will teach you basic fish group features making it much easier for you to classify different fish species.

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

PADI's AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course covers coral reefs' importance and how they function, and shows what we can do to prevent further decline.

Boat Diver

You might ask yourself how a PADI Boat Diver course may benefit you, but if you were asked to put out a tag or a gear line on the boat, would you know what to do?

Deep Diver

The PADI Deep Diver course will prepare you for dives down to 40 metres. Next time there's something mysterious lurking in the deep, you can dive to it with confidence.

Digital Underwater Photographer

Suitable for both novices and expert photographers, PADI's Digital Underwater Photographer course teaches both the basics and idiosyncrasies of taking underwater images.

Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver specialty course will prepare you for planning and executing your own drift dives with confidence - as close as you'll come to weightlessness.

Emergency Oxygen Provider

Should the need arise to administer oxygen in an emergency situation, a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider accreditation will prepare you to help, where others can't.

Enriched Air Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty course. Learn how to enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals in safety.

Equipment Specialist

The PADI Equipment Specialist course will teach you to manage basic repairs and adjustments, so you need never miss a dive due to minor issues again.

Night Diver

Witness the change of scenery as nocturnal creatures become active with a PADI Night Diver course. Advance your diving skills over three night dives.

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Hone your skills to perfection. On the PADI peak performance buoyancy course you learn advanced buoyancy control exercises that go way beyond Open Water.

Search and Recovery Diver

The PADI Search and Recovery Diver course teaches you in 4 dives the most effective ways to locate and lift objects you may have dropped or lost underwater.

Self Reliant Diver

We believe in the buddy system, but the PADI self reliant diver course will show you how best to dive alone, and prepares you to dive without relying fully on your buddy.

Underwater Naturalist

The PADI Underwater Naturalist course takes a fascinating scientific approach to reef ecology, and the interaction between different animals and plants.

Underwater Navigator

Take the PADI Underwater Navigator course to fine tune your natural navigation skills and learn to use your compass underwater more accurately.

Wreck Diver

The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you to map, navigate and explore wrecks safely, without kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

“Excellent dive instructors with a passion for the environment and actually educating you in all safety aspects.”

“Everyone was so friendly and welcoming.¬†We have already booked to go back.”

“I liked it so much that I ended up extending my stay for another week to get my Advanced Open Water Certificate as well.”

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