Specialty Diving Courses
For aspirant divers looking to get started, an open-water diver certification can seem like the end goal but for those who already have their certification, an OWD is only the beginning. It indicates mastering basic skills to stay safe underwater but if you really want to thrive, go deeper and enjoy your underwater experience to the fullest- it takes experience and a whole set of new skills based on your interests and places you want to dive.
This is what specialty diving courses are meant for. They are a fun and reliable way to hone your diving skills into the areas you’re interested in- be it marine life, wrecks, night diving, underwater photography or mere thrill-seeking! Also, most specialty dive courses can be completed in 1-2 days.
Of course, with many to choose from, it can be tricky figuring out where to begin. One way is to pick courses that complement each other, and your diving the most.
Here are some specialty diving courses that you could take:
Deep Diver Specialty Course
How many of you have been diving across places and encountered the possibility of diving beyond 100ft/ 30 meters? This happens far too often, however, it shouldn’t be undertaken without proper training. To diver deeper, you should first know about all the potential risks involved. To dive with confidence at depths down to 130ft/ 40 meters, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
Enriched Air (Nitrox) Specialty Course
Enriched Air Nitrox is an enriched mix of oxygen in compositions more than 21% used as the breathing gas for scuba diving. The name, basically, signifies that the mixture has a higher percentage of oxygen than normal. Enriched Air diving is one of the most popular scuba diving speaciality courses and helps you increase your dive time.
Wreck Diver Specialty Course
Ships and even airplanes can be interesting to explore and usually teem with marine life. Wrecks are a window to the past and offer a chance for new discovery.
While, wrecks have a history to tell, they also present some unique techniques that must be utilized. If you’re someone who likes to explore the ecosystems that have made their home in and on a wreck, this specialty diver course if meant for you.
Wreck Diver Specialty Course is popular as it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible diving practices.
Sidemount Diver Course
When exploring the underwater world, having just one tank may sometimes feel inadequate To dive with 2 tanks (or more) you can have either a backmount or a sidemount configuration. The sidemount is a very popular configuration and very useful in certain environments. Many have discovered the joy of mounting tanks on their sides.. It offers more flexibility and streamlining. Get your sidemount certification. It’s cool.