Category Archives: Recreational Specialty

Specialty: Self-Reliant Diver

Learn to be a self-reliant diver. Continue reading

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Specialty: Side Mount Diver

Side-mount diving is the process of taking one or two cylinders and placing them on either side of your body, rather than mounting them on your back.Side-Mount Diving offers many advantages over back mount. Continue reading

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Specialty: Rebreather Training – Type R Recreational

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more. New Type R recreational rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? Continue reading

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Specialty: Underwater Videographer

Video is the best way to share the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world. If you want to get the best clips and also learn to edit your scuba diving stories to share with friends . . . Continue reading

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Specialty: Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Continue reading

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Specialty: Ice Diver

If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Continue reading

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Specialty: Full Face Mask Diver

A full face mask isn’t standard gear. Learn about the pros and cons and how to dive with one in our Full Face Mask course. Continue reading

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Specialty: Altitude Diver

Any time you’re diving at 300 to 3000 metres/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you’re altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you. Continue reading

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Specialty: Dry Suit Diver

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season.When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months Continue reading

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Specialty: Cavern Diver

During your first open water dive you’ll practice line handling, reel use and emergency procedures without entering a cavern. But, for your next three dives, you’re headed into the cavern, staying within the light zone and 40 metres/130 feet total Continue reading

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