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Specialty Courses

Whatever your current level of diving, Specialty Courses offer a chance to learn new skills then practice and apply them so that you become a specialist among divers. The most popular specialties are described below:

ENRICHED AIR (NITROX) SPECIALTY

Nitrox Diver

Diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. It's no surprise that this is PADI’s most popular specialty diving course.

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Enriched Air Diver Manual, training sessions, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
    Dives: OPTIONAL; 2 dives on nitrox for 'Enriched Air Diver Specialty' OR practical applications for 'Enriched Air Specialty' (the qualifications are identical)
  • Options: eLearning option is also available on request (additional fees to PADI Online apply)
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

9800 PHP: Enriched Air Specialty join a scheduled class
15000 PHP: Enriched Air Diver Specialty join a scheduled class
11000 PHP: eLearner Enriched Air Diver Specialty join a scheduled class
21500 PHP: DUAL SPECIALTY PROMOTION - Wreck Diver plus Enriched Air combination
58200 PHP: GOLD Imaging (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special 
Course Combinations  

 

 

WRECK DIVER SPECIALTY

Wreck Diving

Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles fascinating because they are exciting to explore and are usually teeming with aquatic life. This course teaches you how to engage in rewarding and responsible wreck diving. Techniques include navigating a wreck, mapping areas, and using lights and reels on a wreck. 

  • Minimum Age: 15 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Adventure Diver
  • Inclusions: Wreck Diver Manual, training sessions, 4 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 2 days

16000 PHP: Wreck Specialty join a scheduled class
21500 PHP: DUAL SPECIALTY PROMOTION - Wreck Diver plus Enriched Air combination
68000 PHP: GOLD Explore (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special 
Course Combinations   

 

DEEP DIVER SPECIALTY

Deep Diver

There is something exciting and mysterious about the deep, and with this course comes the opportunity to explore deeper. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet.

  • Minimum Age: 15 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Adventure Diver
  • Inclusions: Deep Diver Manual, training sessions, 4 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 2 days

16000 PHP: Deep Specialty join a scheduled class

68000 PHP: GOLD Explore (5-Specialty Combo)

See also our special Course Combinations

NIGHT DIVER SPECIALTY

Night Diving

Introduce yourself to the whole new set of critters that come out after dark and see dive sites from a whole new perspective. This course teaches your about night dive planning, equipment and navigation.

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Night Diver Manual, training sessions, 3 night dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 3 evenings

16000 PHP: Night Specialty join a scheduled class
68000 PHP: GOLD Explore (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

  

 

DRIFT DIVER SPECIALTY

Diver drifting having fun

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 currents by “going with the flow”, staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Drift Diver Manual, training sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

10800 PHP: Drift Diver Specialty join a scheduled class
68000 PHP: GOLD Explore (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

  

 
 
SEARCH & RECOVERY SPECIALTY
 
Object lost in the water - PADI search and recovery
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost 'treasure'? The PADI 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. You will learn search planning and organization, search patterns, knots and using a lift bag. These skills are fun and very practical if you or a buddy lose an object in the water. 
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Search & Recovery Manual, training sessions, 4 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 2 day
16000 PHP: Search & Recovery Specialty join a scheduled class
 
 
 

PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY SPECIALTY

Divers having fun

Divers who have mastered buoyancy stand apart: they move effortlessly as if by thought, use less air and interact gently with aquatic life. This course refines your skills and elevates them to the next level.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Peak Performance Buoyancy Manual, training sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

9800 PHP: Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty join a scheduled class
48000 PHP: GOLD Nature (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

  

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER

Digital Underwater Photography

Photography is a great way to relive your dive adventures and share the experience with your friends and family. This course gets you going quickly with today's modern digital equipment.

Level 1:

  • Minimum Age: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Inclusions: Digital Underwater Photographer Manual, white balance slate, training session, snorkelling with equipment rental, photo CD, certification card
  • Approximate Time: Half day

8250 PHP: Digital Underwater Photographer Level 1 (snorkelling) join a scheduled class

 

Level 2 PADI Specialty:

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Digital Underwater Photographer Manual, white balance slate, training sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental, photo CD, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Options: eLearning also available on request (additional fees to PADI Online apply)
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

11900 PHP: Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty join a scheduled class
10300 PHP: eLearner Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty join a scheduled class
48000 PHP: GOLD Nature (5-Specialty Combo)
58200 PHP: GOLD Imaging (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special 
Course Combinations 

UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR SPECIALTY

Diver navigating

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in this specialty course you learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass. Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Underwater Navigator Manual, training sessions, 3 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 1-2 days

16000 PHP: Underwater Navigator Specialty join a scheduled class
68000 PHP: GOLD Explore (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

AWARE SHARK CONSERVATION DISTINCTIVE SPECIALTY

Shark

Sharks are crucial to 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, for example as an attraction to dive tourists. But sharks are in a global decline. Overfishing has reduced many shark populations around the world to levels that threaten their continued existence. There are many actions needed to address these issues. The AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course will contribute towards the conservation of sharks by building awareness of the issues and inspiring divers to speak up and act to protect sharks. 

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Digital learning resources, knowledge session, 2 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Approximate Time: 1 day
  • Special features: 100% AWARE Dive Center

8250 PHP: Shark Conservation Specialty - join in a scheduled class
33500 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

 

AWARE CORAL REEF CONSERVATION SPECIALTY

Coral Reef

The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course describes how coral reefs function and why they are so important. It also reviews why many reefs are in serious trouble and what individuals can do to prevent further decline. This course provides the knowledge base for proper interaction while touring a reef, whether as a swimmer, snorkeller or diver. For certified divers, an optional Coral Watch session can be included.

  • Minimum Age: none for theory / 10 years old for optional Coral Watch dive
  • Pre-requisites: none for theory / PADI Open Water Diver for optional Coral Watch dive
  • Inclusions: Knowledge session, PADI certification with Project AWARE card
  • Options: 1 dive with equipment rental 
  • Approximate Time: Half day
  • Special features: 100% AWARE Dive Center

4700 PHP: Coral Reef Conservation - join in a scheduled class
7250 PHP: Coral Reef Conservation with Coral Watch - join in a scheduled class
33500 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

 

PROJECT AWARE SPECIALTY

Debris found in the ocean

The Project AWARE Specialty program is designed to familiarize people with the plight of aquatic ecosystems around the world. It also describes what individuals can do to help protect aquatic resources. The course covers the role Project AWARE Foundation plays in protecting aquatic ecosystems worldwide, the importance and the interdependent nature of aquatic ecosystems, the pertinent issues concerning the environmental status of underwater environments such as pollution, fisheries and coastal zone management, and provides information needed to take specific actions to help conserve underwater environments. For certified divers, optional Dive Against Debris training and dive can be included.

  • Minimum Age: none for theory / 10 years old for optional Dive Against Debris
  • Pre-requisites: none for theory / PADI Open Water Diver for optional Dive Against Debris
  • Inclusions: Knowledge session, PADI certification with Project AWARE Card
  • Options: 1 dive with equipment rental 
  • Approximate Time: Half day
  • Special features: 100% AWARE Dive Center

4700 PHP: Project AWARE - join in a scheduled class
6700 PHP: Project AWARE with Dive Against Debris - join in a scheduled class
33500 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

 


Specialty Courses vary in length and have different pre-requisites, but most are available to certified divers and take just a day or two. Please ask your PADI Instructor for full details of Specialties available.

Master Scuba Diver
A diver with 5 PADI Specialties, Rescue Diver (or Junior Rescue Diver) and 50 logged dives can apply for the top non-professional level in the PADI system, the much-sought-after Master Scuba Diver rating, recognising superior achievement and proficiency in recreational diving! Ask your PADI Instructor for more details.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Anyone who wishes to engage in a PADI course where there will be in-water activities must complete the RSTC Medical Statement which includes a Divers Medical Questionnaire.  


*NOTE: Calypso Diving course prices INCLUDE materials and dive gear unless otherwise stated.

 
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