PADI Specialty course on holiday

Follow a PADI Specialty course on a scuba diving holiday from Ocean Legends Tours in South Africa and Mozambique.

Besides the standard courses, PADI has developed a whopping 27 Specialty courses. These are courses that specialise in a particular area or topic diving, such as deep diving, navigation diving, and Peak Performance Buoyancy. As you visit different dive sites with Ocean Legends not all specialties are always available. If you are interested, please contact us for more information and prices.

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Overview of specialty dives

PADI specialty FISH INDENTIFICATION

During 2 open water dives you'll learn techniques to identify different fish families. It will make your dives more interesting as you'll understand more of the underwater life.

PADI specialty deep diver

Would you love to be able to dive deeper than 18m? To scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course. During 4 dives and a bit of theory, you'll learn all about safety, the risk factors associated, safety stops, decompression and emergency decompression tables.

PADI specialty PEAK PERFORMANCE BOUYANCY

Would you like to perfect your neutral buoyancy? During 2 open water dives you'll learn through various exercises to master your neutral buoyancy. Besides refining your knowledge, this specialty is also really fun to do!

PADI specialty DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn how to take great photos underwater with your digital camera, learn the PADI method for getting great shots quickly and the principles for a good composition for underwater images. You can use your own digital camera if you also own an underwater housing.

PADI specialty ENRICHED AIR NITROX

Learn to dive with enriched air. The big advantage of diving with enriched air is that you are able to stay longer at a certain depth with less exposure to nitrogen, and in between repetitive dives, you'll need shorter surface times.

PADI specialty SEARCH AND RECOVERY

Ever lost something or helped storing an object? Nothing is more exciting and fun than searching for lost items. In this specialty, you'll learn various search patterns, how to lay knots, and of course, once we have found the objects we use a lift bag to retrieve the objects to the surface

PADI specialty UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR

During this course you'll learn how to plan your dive more effectively, you'll be able to swim directly to your favourite object, you'll be able to use your air more efficiently, and you'll never have to make those long surface swims back to the boat again. You'll be able to lead a dive with a compass. These are the elements that you'll learn during 3 open water dives to become an Underwater Navigator Specialist.

PADI specialty WRECK DIVER

Have you always wondered what the inside of a wreck looks like? Within 2 days you will learn how to safely penetrate a wreck. The 4 open water dives are dedicated to orientate, inspect, organize and penetrating a wreck.

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To follow this course, you should:

  • Be in possession of the required prerequisite certification
  • Please enquire about the prerequisites
  • Each specialty has different age requirements
  • Minimum ages range between 10 and 18 years
  • Be healthy Download checklist (pdf)

Prices

Prices are on request

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