How far will you take this diving thing? It's up to you. With PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up the oceans and lakes to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to a full weekend -but this is all hands-on, so you'll be diving right from the start.
Below are the numerous specialty certifications. Get five specialty ratings and you're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver. Since PADI is the most used certification agent in the world we'll only look  into the courses they offer. There are numerous other certification agents available with similar and/or other programs, but for our convenience we'll just look into the official Padi courses.


PADI Altitude Diver
Why PADI Altitude Diver?
Any time you're diving from 300 to 3000 metres/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
The Altitude Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the rules and procedures necessary to use the Recreational Dive Planner at altitude. This includes:
Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
Special Recreational Dive Planner procedures for diving at altitude
Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
Special equipment necessary for altitude diving
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
At your instructor's discretion, you can count your Adventures In Diving Altitude Adventure Dive towards the Altitude Diver Specialty course, which also counts as one of the five specialty certifications for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

AWARE - Fish Identification Specialty Course
Why AWARE - Fish Identification?
This course will introduce you to the most common fish families and species found in temperate and tropical waters. You'll also learn basic fish identification and scientific survey techniques as well as how important personal involvement is in aquatic conservation.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
During your AWARE - Fish Identification Diver Specialty course, you'll practice basic fish identification techniques then collect fish identification data for submission to the REEF Fish Survey Project (if appropriate). The course includes all the background you'll need to identify fish in your area, including:
Information on Project AWARE and aquatic protection worldwide
Characteristics of local fish families and species
Fish survey techniques and strategies
Fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
The AWARE - Fish Identification Adventure Dive from the Adventures In Diving program credits toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor and this specialty certification counts as one of the five Specialty course certifications for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.
For more information on how you can hone your fish identification skills, stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.

Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course
Why AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation?
The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkelers and nondivers about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes participants with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how they can help.
What do I need to start?
No dive certification required
No minimum age limit
What will I do?
This non-diving course includes:
An introduction to Project AWARE
The importance of coral reefs to marine ecosystems and coastal areas
Coral reef biology, association and competition
The status of the world's coral reefs
How participants can help, including responsible diving and snorkeling practices
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: two
What will I need?
A.W.A.R.E. - Our World, Our Water
Protect the Living Reef Video
Where can I go from here?
You can use this course to complement your Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE - Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist or Underwater Photography Specialty course. In addition, the AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course counts as one of five Specialty course certifications required for the Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Boat Diver
Why PADI Boat Diver?
Through the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you can learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats. The more boats you're diving from, the more diving you're doing.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
As part of your PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you'll learn about:
Boat diving planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
Proper boat diving etiquette, including equipment storage and conduct
Common boat terminology
Specific and local boat diving laws and ordinances
Overview of emergency and safety equipment needed on- private dive boats
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
The Boat Adventure Dive from the Adventures In Diving program may credit toward this Specialty course at the instructor's discretion. This Specialty course can also be one of the five Specialty certifications necessary for your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Cavern Diver
Why PADI Cavern Diver?
If you dive within the light zone of a cave, the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visibly, you're cavern diving. If you want to explore secrets hidden in caverns around the world you'll need your PADI Cavern Diver certification.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
Minimum age: 18 years old
What will I do?
During your first open water dive you'll practice line handling, reel use and emergency procedures without entering a cavern. But, for your next three dives, you're headed into the cavern, staying within the light zone and 40 metres/130 feet total distance of the surface.
You'll also cover the following:
Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving.
Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems.
Proper body position, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures.
Cavern diving hazards such as silting, line problems, disorientation and emergencies.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days
Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.
To search for adventure contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort and sign up for your PADI Cavern Diver course.
* This is not a cave diving course and does not result in a cave diving certification. It does prepare you to enter a cave diving program.

PADI Deep Diver
Why PADI Deep Diver?
The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime - going deep to see thing others can only dream about.
What do I need to start?
PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. You'll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 18 - 40 metres / 60 - 130 feet.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days
What will I need?
Deep-Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
You can count the Deep Adventure Dive from your Adventures In Diving program as the first dive of the Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. To take your diving to new depths, stop by your PADI Dive Center or Resort.

Dive Today and DISCOVER Enriched Air NITROX
Now you can try it while you dive it with PADI's Dive Today philosophy and Discover Enriched Air Nitrox. Diving with enriched air lets you:
Stay underwater longer
Get back into the water sooner
Credit the experience you gain towards PADI Enriched Air Diver course
How much more time can I be underwater?
If you dive to 15 metres/50 feet on air, you can gain up to 95 additional minutes of no decompression time by diving on enriched air rather than on air.
How deep can I go?
Successful completion of Dive Today or Discover Enriched Air Nitrox allows you to dive to a maximum of 30 metres/100 feet using EANx32 within the no decompression limits of the air Recreational Dive Planner, depending upon your certification. Your dives will be under the indirect supervision of a PADI professional who is enriched air certified.
What do I need to start?
For Discover Enriched Air Nitrox you must be at least 15 years of age and be at least a PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization). You may also qualify if you are currently enrolled in a PADI Open Water Diver course.
What will I do?
You'll learn the procedures and preparation necessary to safely dive using enriched air.
How soon can I be diving on enriched air?
A short overview and you'll be on your way.
What will I need?
You'll need your PADI Enriched Air Specialty Diver manual.
Where can I go from here?
At your instructor's discretion, you can apply Discover Enriched Air Nitrox towards your Enriched Air Diver certification.

PADI Enriched Air Diver
Why PADI Enriched Air Diver?
Maximize your time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to:
• Stay underwater longer
• Get back into the water sooner
• Get your certification while simultaneously completing dives for other PADI courses
Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation.
What do I need to start?
All you need is your open water diver certification. (You must be 15 years of age or older).
What will I do?
You will learn preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving.
How soon can I be diving on enriched air?
Just a mini workshop and a couple dives and you'll be on your way.
• Recommended Course Hours: 12
• Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
What will I need?
You'll need your PADI Enriched Air Crew-Pak, which includes an Enriched Air 32 percent Table, Enriched Air 36 percent Table and Equivalent Air Depth/Oxygen Exposure Table.
Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification.You also need the PADI Enriched Diver certification if you intend to move into technical diving.


Distinctive Specialties
Why Distinctive Specialty Courses?
Does your instructor offer something in addition to the regular PADI Specialties?
In addition to the Standardized PADI Specialty programs (Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, etc.), PADI Distinctive Specialty programs are approved by PADI and taught by various PADI Instructors throughout the world.
Programs that have been approved are numerous in number and range from Shark Awareness to Public Safety Diver.
Where can I go from here?
When you successfully complete a PADI Distinctive Specialty Diver program, you'll receive a certification card that denotes the appropriate PADI Specialty rating.
Each Distinctive Specialty certification may be applied toward one of the five certifications required for the Master Scuba Diver rating.

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver
Why PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle?
If you want an introduction to the excitement of moving through the water with no effort, then his is your course.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
During the program, you'll learn the techniques you need to know for safe diver propulsion vehicle operation. This includes:
Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
Equipment and procedure considerations
How to avoid harming fragile aquatic life
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
The Diver Propulsion Vehicle Adventure Dive from the Adventures In Diving program may count toward this specialty at instructor discretion and this specialty counts as one of your five Specialty diver certifications for the Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Drift Diver
Why PADI Drift Diver?
Drift Diving is effortless and relaxing because you simply glide with the current and feel the rush of flying underwater. But, with this type of diving come special procedures that you need to know so you can maximize your fun underwater.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you'll learn about drift dive planning, organization, techniques and potential hazards, as well as special equipment and procedures like buoyancy. But it's not all theory because you'll go on two open water dives where you can put your new knowledge into action.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving program Drift Adventure Dive may be count towards your Specialty certification at instructor discretion. You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Dry Suit Diver
Why PADI Dry Suit Diver?
If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you'll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course comes in.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you'll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you'll get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you've mastered confined water, it's time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organization, techniques, problems and buoyancy control.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: as little as one day
What will I need?
Dry Suit Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Dry Suit Adventure Dive may be count toward the Specialty course at instructor discretion. You may also count this Specialty certification toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver Certification.

PADI Equipment Specialist
Why PADI Equipment Specialist?
Whether it's a regulator problem, a wet suit tear or a broken mask strap, the Equipment Specialist course can help. This Specialty course prepares you for the basic equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll get the valuable background on equipment repair and purchase, making you better able to protect your investment.
What do I need to start?
PADI Scuba Diver, Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old (10 for PADI Junior Scuba Diver and PADI Junior Open Water Diver)
What will I do?
During your PADI Equipment Specialist program, you'll familiarize yourself with the operation and maintenance of your personal equipment. Your instructor might also provide the opportunity to review new or unfamiliar dive equipment.
The program is not an equipment repair program but it does give you:
Theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
Routine recommended care and maintenance procedures
Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures
Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: six
What will I need?
The Scuba Equipment Care & Maintenance book
Where can I go from here?
You can count this Specialty certification towards your Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Ice Diver
Why PADI Ice Diver?
Looking for extreme diving? You've found it. The PADI Ice Diver Specialty certification allows you to test the limits of fun.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 18 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn ice diving planning, organization, techniques and potential problems as well as site selection, preparation, special equipment and safety diver procedures. You'll then put this all into practice when you ice dive within the light zone (within 40 meters/130 feet total distance from the surface, including vertical and horizontal).
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over two days
Where can I go from here?
Your Specialty course may count as one of five Specialtycertifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Multilevel Diver
Why PADI Multilevel Diver?
Since there's so much to see underwater you'll want to make the most of your stay. The PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty course tells you how by introducing you to the many varieties of multilevel diving.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn what multilevel diving is and why you want to plan for multilevel dives. You'll also get to see the various types of multilevel dive calculators (including the Recreational Dive Planner, Wheel version and dive computers), as well as learn about multilevel dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and potential problems.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
What will I need?
The Decompression Theory, Dive Tables and Dive Computers Book
Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Multilevel Adventure Dive may count towards the Specialty certification at instructor discretion. And, the Specialty certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications necessary for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Night Diver
Why PADI Night Diver?
When you go night diving you'll see a whole new world. Even your local dive site takes on a new personality at night, as many underwater creatures and plant life (different from those you see during the day) are active at night.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to control your buoyancy, navigate and communicate at night. Since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different, you'll also get an introduction to nocturnal aquatic life.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day
What will I need?
Night-Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Night Adventure Dive may count towards the Night Diver Specialty course at instructor discretion. In addition, the Night Diver Specialty course counts as one of five Specialty courses required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.


PADI Wreck Diver
Why PADI Wreck Diver?
The lure of exploring sunken vessels, airplanes and automobiles is something most divers can't resist. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course introduces you to wreck diving and helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving.
What do I need to start?
PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old
What will I do?
Information contained in your wreck diver program includes:
The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days
What will I need?
Wreck-Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Wreck Adventure Dive may count towards this Specialty certification at instructor discretion. This Specialty certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.
* Wreck penetration-training dives are limited to within the light zone and within 40 metres/130 feet from the surface, vertical and horizontal distance included. If the wreck used for training is located in deep water (over 18 metres/60 feet), the Deep Diver rating is recommended as a prerequisite for the Wreck Diver program.


Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course
Why Peak Performance Buoyancy?
If you want to fine-tune your buoyancy and soar over reefs, extend bottom time by reducing air consumption and prolong the life of your dive equipment, the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is for you.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you'll use PADI's Basic Weighting Guidelines to determine the correct amount of weight. Then you'll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy during two open water dives, including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: five
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
What will I need?
Peak Performance Buoyancy video
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive may count towards your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.


Project AWARE Specialty Course
Why Project AWARE Specialty course?
If you want to learn about the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems and how you can protect them, this Specialty course is for you. This non-diving Specialty course may also be conducted in conjunction with other PADI Specialty Diver courses.
What do I need to start?
No dive certification required
No minimum age limit
What will I do?
You'll learn about aquatic ecosystem degradation and the conservation measures protecting aquatic resources. This includes:
The Project AWARE philosophy
The importance and interdependence of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
Current issues regarding fisheries, coastal zone management and marine pollution
The status of several critically degraded marine environments
How you can help
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: four
What will I need?
AWARE, Our World, Our Water
Where can I go from here?
The Project AWARE Specialty course certification counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Search and Recovery Diver
Why PADI Search and Recovery Diver?
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 * * * *object****s underwater and bring them to the surface.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) OR
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver AND PADI Underwater Navigation certifications (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 12 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe * * * *object**** recovery using lift devices.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24 hours
Minimum Open Water Training: four dives over two days
What will I need?
Search and Recovery-Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Search and Recovery Adventure Dive may count toward this Specialty certification at instructor discretion. This specialty can also be used as one of five Specialty certifications required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.


Semiclosed Rebreather - Dolphin/Atlantis
Why PADI Semiclosed Rebreather - Dolphin/Atlantis
Have you ever wanted to go diving, but without most of those bubbles? Here's your chance to try it with the PADI Semiclosed Rebreather Dolphin/Atlantis Specialty course. This Specialty course introduces you to the Drager Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreathers.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advance Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) OR PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) with proof of at least 10 logged dives beyond open water training dives
PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old
What will I do?
This Specialty course introduces the planning, organization, procedures, potential problems and hazards of semiclosed rebreather diving. It is specific to the features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the Dolphin/Atlantis semiclosed rebreathers.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
Each Specialty certification counts towards one of the five Specialty certifications you need for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

Semiclosed Rebreather - Drager Ray
Why PADI Semiclosed Rebreather - Drager Ray?
If stealth diving appeals to you then the PADI Semiclosed Rebreather Diver - Drager Ray Specialty course will interest you. You can dive nearly bubble free after you learn to use your semiclosed rebreather - good for photography or just seeing aquatic life up close and personal.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Open Water Diver certification with proof of at least 10 logged dives beyond initial training (or qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old
What will I do?
The course introduces semiclosed rebreather dive planning, organization, procedures and potential hazards, specifically focusing on the Drager Ray semiclosed rebreather.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over a recommended two days
Where can I go from here?
You can apply this Specialty certification toward your Master Scuba Diver rating.

Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
Why Underwater Naturalist?
If you're interested in aquatic life then the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is for you. This course is an introduction to the underwater aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic life interaction techniques.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
During your PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course, you'll learn underwater naturalist dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also get an overview of the major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths. You'll put this information into practice during your two open water dives.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two open water dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive may count towards your Underwater Naturalist Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five required Specialties for the Master Scuba Diver rating.

PADI Underwater Navigator
Why PADI Underwater Navigator?
When you're underwater, knowing where you are and where you're going comes in handy, especially if you're looking for that beautiful reef that you've heard all about. The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course will help you become a pro at finding your way underwater.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certified (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
During your PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you'll learn underwater navigation dive procedures, techniques, planning, organization and potential problems. You'll also be introduced to natural navigation, underwater patterns, distance estimation and further your compass navigation skills. You'll put these into practice during your three open water dives.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day
What will I need?
Nav-Pak, which includes Nav-Finder, manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Navigation Adventure Dive may count toward your Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty also counts toward your Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Underwater Photographer
Why PADI Underwater Photographer?
The PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty course can help you learn how to take your fist underwater photographs or fine tune your existing skills to produce photographs that will stun your friends.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn the basics of underwater photography such as composition, film type and camera handling, with special emphasis on practical techniques. You'll learn underwater photography dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You'll also learn how to care for and maintain your camera equipment.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 12
Minimum Open Water Training: two dives over one day
What will I need?
Photo-Pak, which includes manual, video and log insert
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Photographer Adventure Dive may count towards this Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty also counts toward one of the five Specialties required for your Master Scuba Diver certification.

PADI Underwater Videographer
Why PADI Underwater Videographer?
Do you want to show the underwater world to your land-based friends? Take the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course and you'll learn the skills necessary to shoot your own underwater footage.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 10 years old
What will I do?
You'll learn about selecting, maintaining and caring for your underwater video equipment as well as safe diving practices while on a videography dives. Further, you'll learn videography fundamentals, such as exposure, focus, shot types, moves, story line and shot sequencing. Then you'll get to put your knowledge to actual use during your three open water dives.
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 24
Minimum Open Water Training: three dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
Your Adventures In Diving Underwater Videographer Adventure Dive may count towards your Underwater Videographer Specialty course at instructor discretion. This Specialty course also counts toward one of the five required dives for the Master Scuba Diver Certification.


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