Specialty Diving Courses -Continuing Education

PADI Specialty Diving Courses

Continue Your Scuba Diving Education

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For full descriptions and prices, click on an individual course. However, please check with the shop to confirm all pricing.

Note: All training sessions priced at “GROUP” pricing levels are subject to rescheduling unless a minimum of 4 divers have signed up. This applies to all sessions at our shop and at Beaver Lake. So, please check with the shop at least a week prior to your scheduled group class. This does not apply to private classes unless an emergency or illness occurs.

Specialty: Underwater Navigation

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. Continue reading

Specialty: Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you may find you want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about depth that attracts divers. Our Deep Diver Specialty course let’s you learn to dive deeper safely and responsibly. Continue reading

Specialty: Multi-Level Computer Diver

Learn what multilevel diving is and why you want to plan for multilevel dives. You’ll also get to see the various types of multilevel dive calculators (including dive computers), as well as learn about multilevel dive planning, organization, procedures, Continue reading

Specialty: Peak Performance Buoyancy

Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater—they glide effortlessly, use less air, and ascend, descend, or hover, almost as if by thought. Continue reading

Specialty: Night Diver

Specialty courses allow you to hone your diving skills in areas that you find interesting. Introduce yourself to a whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a new perspective at night. Continue reading

Specialty: Search and Recovery

The Search and Recovery Diver specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. Continue reading

Specialty: Enriched Air / Nitrox

Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Continue reading

Specialty: Scuba Equipment

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 Continue reading

Specialty: Wreck Diver

Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches Continue reading

Specialty: Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. Continue reading

Specialty: Underwater Hunter / Spearfishing

Learn safety and stealth in our UW Hunter class. Continue reading

Specialty: Diver Propulsion Vehicle

DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. You’ll learn DPV dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards, equipment considerations, diver etiquette Continue reading

Specialty: Fish Identification

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?” The Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. Continue reading

Specialty: Underwater Naturalist

Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Specialty: Self-Reliant Diver

Learn to be a self-reliant diver. Continue reading

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