Speciality & Distinctive Speciality courses & costs

Boat Diver

Who can take this course?

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, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.

Pre-requisites: Junior Open Water Diver. Minimum age 10.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives? 2  Open water dives from a boat.

How long will it take?. 1 day weather permitting

What will you learn?

  • The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:

  • Boat terminology.

  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.

  • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

How much is it?

  • £120 plus boat fees

Digital U/water Photo Diver

Who can take this course?

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

Pre-requisites: Junior Open Water Diver. Minimum age 10.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives? 2  Open Water dives.

How long will it take?. 1 day 

What will you learn?

  • Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.

  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.

  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.

  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

How much is it?

  • £175

Drysuit Diver

Who can take this course?

Don't like being cold? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. We Dive through the colder months of October to March and in 2 degrees when you fins will freeze to the floor if you stand still long enough.

Pre-requisites:  Junior Open Water Diver. Minimum age 10.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives?  1 confined & 2  Open water Dives.

How long will it take?. 1 day weather permitting

What will you learn?

  • The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:

  • Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.

  • Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.

  • Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.

How much is it?

  • £180

Search & Recovery  Diver

Who can take this course?

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun. 

Pre-requisites:  Junior Open Water  age 12.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives?  4  Open water Dives.

How long will it take?. 2 days.

What will you learn?

  • Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.

  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.

  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.

  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive

How much is it?

  • £235

SMB  Diver

What's not included in the course cost 
Dive equipment (Unless agreed)
Travel - Transport - Fuel costs - Toll charges
Gas cost / Entrance fees to lakes / Boat Fees 
over night accomadation if needed

Deep Diver

Who can take this course?

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

Pre-requisites: Adventure Diver. Minimum age 15.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives? 4 Open water dives from a boat.

How long will it take?. 2 day weather permitting

What will you learn?

  • You will look qt reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During the dives with you instructor you’ll go over:

  • Specialized deep diving equipment. Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control. Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations

How much is it?

  • £235

Drift Diver

Who can take this course?

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. Great  when you want to cover and see lots of seabed or reefs.

Pre-requisites: Junior Open Water Diver. Minimum age 12.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives? 2  Open water dives from a boat.

How long will it take?. 1 day weather permitting

What will you learn?

  • Along with drift diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

  • Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels.

  • Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.

  • Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives.

  • Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.

How much is it?

  • £120 plus boat fees

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Nitrox Diver

Who can take this course?

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver. It is also beneficial for those of us that are getting a little older

Pre-requisites:  Junior Open Water Diver. Minimum age 10.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives? 3  Open water dives.

How long will it take?. 1 day

What will you learn?

  • You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.

  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.

  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox

How much is it?

  • £145 plus Gas Mix

Wreck Diver

Who can take this course?

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teeming with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices..

Pre-requisites:  Adventure Diver. Minimum age 15.

Self Study theory and knowledge review
How many dives?  4  Open water Dives.

How long will it take?. 2 days.

What will you learn?

  • There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.

  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.

  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants. Diving a ship wreck in UK coastal water is significantly more dangerous than a similar wreck in the Redsea or the Caribbean purely from a visibility aspect. so you will learn how to do this safely.

How much is it?

  • £235

Navigation  Diver

Night  Diver

Peak Performance  Diver