The Dive Shop's Specialty Courses

Altitude Diver
Altitude Diver Course

Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Interested? Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving.

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PADI Project AWARE®
Project AWARE® Specialist Course

Project AWARE’s philosophy is to mobilize a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts who care about protecting the world’s water resources and choose to make a difference – one dive at a time.

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Boat Diver
Boat Diver 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.

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Peak Performance Buoyancy
Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too.

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Deep Diver
Deep Diver 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.

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Night Diver
Night Diver Course

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

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Drift Diver
Drift Diver Course

It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

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Dry Suit Diver
Dry Suit Diver Course

Want to stay warm? 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.

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Digital Underwater Photographer
Digital Underwater Photographer 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.

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Equipment Specialist
Equipment Specialist Course

Want to know about how your dive gear works? Don’t want to miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap. Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you.

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Enriched Air - Nitrox
Enriched Air Diver Course

Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air. You will need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

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Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Naturalist Course

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close?

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Underwater Navigator
Underwater Navigator Diver Course

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

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Wreck Diver
PADI Wreck Diver Course

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. 

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Search and Recovery
Search and Recovery Diver 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.

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Cavern Diver

Padi Cavern diver Specialty

Explore the Maya underworld, A setting of unimagined natural beauty. The Padi Cavern diver Specialty will give you the skills and confidence to explore the Maya underworld using recreational scuba equipment.

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The Dive Shop offers many PADI Specialty Diver Courses. Call us at 520-326-DIVE or stop by our store for current list and schedule.