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Speciality Courses

Why PADI Speciality Courses?

Speciality courses are a great way to improve your scuba skills and explore different types of diving with one of our PADI Instructors. There are many speciality courses to choose from and we have found the following ones to be very popular with our students. Please click on each speciality for more details.

What do I need to start?

Course pre-requisites vary between specialities, so check the relevant page for detailed information. Some can be completed as an Open Water Diver whilst others require students to have had further training before enrolling.

Speciality courses can easily be run over a weekend or in the early evenings and can be completed around the Island, at Vobster Quay, Andark Lake or on one of our many trips.

* Please note, all courses are valid for 12 months from day of purchase.

AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation

AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation

Coral Reef Conservation Course teaches divers, snorkelers and non divers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarises participants with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how they can help preserve this for the future. There are no dives or age limits. Divers and non divers alike enjoy learning about the aquatic...
AWARE – Fish ID

AWARE – Fish ID

Have you ever asked yourself, “What was that?! The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Speciality is the best way to be able to answer! The Course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you will know the answer! During two dives you gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater....
AWARE Shark Conservation

AWARE Shark Conservation

Sharks are in trouble and need our help – will you help our shark friends? Sharks are crucial to the marine ecosystems. They maintain a balance in populations of prey species and keep the ocean healthy by removing ill or diseased animals. They are an important resource supporting local economies through fishing and as an attraction to dive tourists. But sharks are in a global...
PADI Boat Diver

PADI Boat Diver

Whether you have never made a boat dive or you have logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Speciality course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. The PADI Boat Diver Speciality course familiarises you with the various ways you stow gear, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type boat and the...
PADI Deep Diver

PADI Deep Diver

This Course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – diving deep to see things others can only dream about. In this course you will experience what it is like to dive beyond 18 metres. Down there, it’s a different world and takes additional training! Here at Island Divers is where you can get it! Must be a PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying...
Digital Underwater Photographer

Digital Underwater Photographer

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer. During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust)...
PADI Dive Propulsion Vehicle

PADI Dive Propulsion Vehicle

Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver (DPV) A DPV offers a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without the need to exert energy or use excess air! Want to visit that offshore reef or wreck from the beach? A DPV may be the way to go, especially if you are a budding James Bond! Must be a PADI Open...
PADI Drift Diver

PADI Drift Diver

Drift Diver 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. Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or have a...
PADI Dry Suit Diver

PADI Dry Suit Diver

Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then stay out of the water. What? Stay out of the water? Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water. In the PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality course, you’ll learn how to use a dry suit. And that keeps you warm! Even in very cold water. Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver...
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Speciality The course is an entry-level emergency oxygen provider that also teaches you how to recognise dive illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and does not...
PADI Enriched Air Diver

PADI Enriched Air Diver

Extend your bottom time using Enriched Air. Complete the Enriched Air course, and demonstrate how you would plan your dives and learn how to analyse the appropriate gas mix. Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to...
PADI Freediver

PADI Freediver

Your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. No previous freediving course is required. Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you've always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver course...
PADI Equipment Specialist

PADI Equipment Specialist

Want to know about how your dive gear works? Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you! This course familiarises you with the operation and maintenance of your dive equipment. The more you know about how your equipment works, the more comfortable you are with it, you get a higher performance from it and the better you can care for it! Must be a PADI...
PADI Full Face Mask Diver

PADI Full Face Mask Diver

PADI Full Face Mask (FFM) Speciality Take your diving to a whole new level with the PADI Full Face Mask Speciality course! The course will introduce you to the amazing, new experience that is diving with a full face mask. Enjoy being able to breath with both your mouth and nose, as if you are back on the surface and learn the key skills that will allow you to dive safely and get the most out...
PADI Multilevel Diver

PADI Multilevel Diver

Do you want to maximise your dive times? Of course you do! Do you want to get the most out of your dive computer? Definitely! Then the PADI Multilevel Diver Speciality course is for you. In this course, you will learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That is the way you really dive,...
PADI Night Diver

PADI Night Diver

With the PADI Night Diver Speciality, as the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you have seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The adventure,...
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Peak Performance Buoyancy Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them. Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality course, you will learn to how to...
Pier Diver Distinctive

Pier Diver Distinctive

The Pier Diver is our very own distinctive speciality course available ONLY with Island Divers! Since the beginning of civilisation, man has built structures into the seabed, starting with neolithic housing and running through to pleasure piers and hotels in modern times. Divers have a fascination with man-made structures underwater such as wrecks. Piers...
Project AWARE

Project AWARE

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. Sign up for the Project AWARE Speciality course to learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative,...
PADI Public Safety Diver (PSD) Course

PADI Public Safety Diver (PSD) Course

Taking Rescue Diving to a whole new level Public safety diving is an exciting and rewarding service provided to our communities by divers who call themselves “Public Safety Divers”. These specially trained divers provide underwater services ranging from Rescue Diving to Recovery and Underwater Criminal Investigations. Although public safety diving can be a fun and exciting...
PADI Search and Recovery Diver

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you’re looking for the challenge and excitement – along with doing your good deed for the day – the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Speciality course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to locate what has been...
PADI Sea Turtle Awareness

PADI Sea Turtle Awareness

This Course introduces divers to basic Sea Turtle Awareness identification and conservation. The aims of the course are: To introduce the work of Project AWARE Introduce sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters Provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to identify turtles, record sightings and register your findings to aid research Raise awareness about...
PADI Self Reliant Diver

PADI Self Reliant Diver

Do you enjoy the sound of silence or just your own bubbles? Welcome to the Self Reliant Diver Speciality course. The course that will make solo diving, a safe and enjoyable experience where there is no more waiting for your buddy or following the crowd! Just enjoying the scenery and taking time to focus on you for a change. Throughout the speciality course, you will learn how to...
PADI SMB Diver

PADI SMB Diver

Surface Marker Buoys Diver The SMB Diver course covers the knowledge and techniques required for the safe use of Surface Marker Buoys and delayed Surface Marker Buoys. We will also look at the use of reels within diving. The course involves a classroom presentation and discussion and two open water dives. Why use a DSMB / SMB? Surface Marker Buoys serve a range of...
PADI Twin Set Diver

PADI Twin Set Diver

The Twin Set Diver Speciality course The Twin Set Diver Speciality course familiarises divers with the skills, knowledge, planning,  configuration, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and benefits of diving with twin SCUBA cylinders. The Twin Set Diver speciality course is intended to serve as a  safe, supervised introduction to recreational diving with dual SCUBA...
PADI Underwater Naturalist

PADI Underwater Naturalist

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Speciality course is ideal for you! In your journey to underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life...
PADI Underwater Navigator

PADI Underwater Navigator

Underwater Navigator can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality course, you will rise to the challenge! You will learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural features and references as well as by utilising compass! You will also learn to estimate distance underwater, follow navigation patterns and know exactly where you are! Must be a...
PADI Wreck Diver

PADI Wreck Diver

You drift down and pass through a window into the past and as you near the bottom, a recognisable shape begins to form! First, you see a straight line, then a round window. Next, a ship materialises in front of you. As you look at the wreck, the past and present meet! Whether sunk intentionally or tragically, a sunken ship, a plane or an automobile, the call of wrecks is...