PADI Specialty Diver Courses

PADI Specialty Courses are all about extending the experiences you have underwater and learning more about areas of diving you are interested in. 


 PADI Specialty Diver Courses offered at Dive Otago

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty

 PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

PADI Deep Diver Specialty

 PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty

PADI Night Diver Specialty

 PADI Search and Recovery Specialty

PADI Navigation Diver Specialty

 PADI Drift Diver Specialty

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty

 PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty

 

 

 


 

Underwater Photography   

PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty

1.5 days  1 Pool Dive  2 Ocean Dives  eLearning

It's a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had and capture images to share with your friends and family. The programme is primarily designed for certified divers who want to learn how to use their camera underwater to capture their dive memories.

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Descent Line   

PADI Deep Diver Specialty

2.5 DAYs  4 OCEAN DIVES

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. Deep diving gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world at a whole new level! Discover new dive sites as you explore novel and unusual aquatic life is not always found in shallow dives.

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Night Dive   

PADI Night Diver Specialty

2 DAYs  3 OCEAN DIVES

Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night. Want to learn some new skills so that you can drop into a world you think you have seen before and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive torch? At night nocturnal marine life come out to play and you will see the dive site from a whole new perspective.

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PADI Navigation Diver Specialty

1.5 DAYS  3 OCEAN DIVES

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time

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Diving Girl   

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver Specialty

1½ DAYS   1 Pool DIVE  2 OCEAN DIVEs

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. 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. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

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Wreck Dive   

PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

2.5 DAYS  4 OCEAN DIVES

Step into the past with wreck diving. Are you curious to experience the adventure, history and aquatic life that surrounds wrecks? Wreck diving is an adventure in exploring humanity’s loss and nature’s gain. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course will introduce you to wreck diving and develop your skills and knowledge for a future of wreck diving exploration.

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DrySuit   

PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty

1½ DAYS 1 POOL DIVE 2 OCEAN DIVES

Learn how to dive with a dry suit on, stay warm and prolong your diving season. No one likes to feel cold when they are diving. It spoils your enjoyment of the dive and is some cases may even cause you to cut the dive short. If you want to stay warm and toasty then the answer is to dive dry! Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

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Search and Recovery   

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty

2.5 DAYS  4 OCEAN DIVES

Lost something? Learn how to search and recover items, using effective search patterns and learning how to saftely bring them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

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Descent Line   

PADI Drift Diver Specialty

1.5 DAYS  2 OCEAN DIVES

Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

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Three Divers   

PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty

1.5 DAYS  2 OCEAN DIVES

Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. Look closer to see more on your next dive. 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.

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As a PADI 5 STAR Instructor Development Centre our instructors lead by example. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality education and experiences.


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