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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. PADI Specialties also credit towards Master Scuba Diver. The most popular of the PADI Specialties we offer are described below:

AWARE - Shark Conservation 
AWARE - Dive Against Debris 
AWARE - Fish Identification 
AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation 
AWARE - Project AWARE 
Boat Diver 
Deep Diver 
Digital Underwater Photographer 
Drift Diver 
Emergency Oxygen Provider 

Enriched Air (Nitrox) 
Multilevel & Computer Diver
Night Diver 
Peak Performance Buoyancy 
Search & Recovery 
Underwater Naturalist 
Underwater Navigator 
Underwater Videographer 
Wreck Diver 
 

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
  • 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 (age restrictions and 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

9800 PHP: Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty join a scheduled class
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
  • Options: eLearning also available on request (age restrictions and 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

UNDERWATER VIDEOGRAPHER

Underwater videography

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 through social media, then this specialty course is for you. Learn to create underwater videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again. During this course your Instructor will explain how to select, maintain and care for your underwater video equipment; you'll also cover fundamentals such as exposure, focus, story line and sequencing; then after the dives you’ll learn about the editing process and how to produce a video that truly captures your scuba adventures.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Training sessions, 3 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: 2 days

16000 PHP: Underwater Videographer Specialty join a scheduled class

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
  • 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 

Multilevel DiverMULTILEVEL & COMPUTER DIVER SPECIALTY

In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computers continually analyze your depth – giving you more bottom time for going shallower and allowing you to maximize your dive time. If you’d like to understand more about dive computers and learn how you can use tools like the eRDPML™ to plan multilevel dives, then this specialty course is for you.

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: eRDPML™, training sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental including dive computer, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

10300 PHP: Multilevel Diver Specialty join a scheduled class

BOAT DIVER SPECIALTYBoat Diving

Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, this specialty course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You will learn about boat terminology, boat diving etiquette and procedures such as types of entries and exits, and boating safety including emergency equipment. You'll find that scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Boat Diver Manual, training sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

9800 PHP: Boat Diver Specialty join a scheduled class

UNDERWATER NATURALISTUnderwater Naturalist

Look closer and you may be surprised how much more is going on underwater! 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. On this course you will learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Underwater Naturalist Manual, training sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

9800 PHP: Underwater Naturalist Specialty join a scheduled class

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
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

8250 PHP: Shark Conservation Specialty - join in a scheduled class
27900 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

AWARE FISH IDENTIFICATION

Fish Identification

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every dive because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world. On the course you will learn how to identify characteristics of local fish families and species, fish survey techniques and strategies, and how to plan and organize an identfication dive (including use of underwater slates). 

  • Minimum Age: 10 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Knowledge sessions, 2 dives, equipment rental, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

8250 PHP: AWARE Fish ID Specialty join a scheduled class
27900 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations

AWARE DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS DISTINCTIVE SPECIALTY

Debris found in the ocean

Marine debris does more than just spoil the beauty of the oceans; it is also its silent killer, choking and entangling marine animals and smothering coral reefs. Project AWARE created the global Dive Against Debris program to enlist scuba divers to combat underwater litter by removing the deadly trash and reporting critical data to help stop the problem at its source. The Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty trains certified divers in the protocol of debris collection and reporting. Be part of the team who regularly complete Dive Against Debris surveys! Visit the MyOcean Community and read our stories...

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver
  • Inclusions: Digital learning resources, knowledge session, 1 dive + data recording, equipment rental, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: 1 day

4500 PHP: Dive Against Debris Specialty join a scheduled class
27900 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
  • Options: 1 dive with equipment rental 
  • Approximate Time: Half day

4700 PHP: Coral Reef Conservation - join in a scheduled class
7250 PHP: Coral Reef Conservation with Coral Watch - join in a scheduled class
27900 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

 

PROJECT AWARE SPECIALTY

Project AWARE

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.

  • Minimum Age: none
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Inclusions: Knowledge session, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: Half day

4700 PHP: Project AWARE - join in a scheduled class
27900 PHP: GOLD Environment (5-Specialty Combo)
See also our special Course Combinations 

 

EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

Providing Oxygen

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid. You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment, deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver, and using a pocket mask with oxygen on a simulated nonbreathing diver.

  • Minimum Age: none
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Inclusions: Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual, mask, practical training session, PADI certification
  • Approximate Time: Half day

6200 PHP: Emergency O2 Provider Specialty

 


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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