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PADI Enriched Air Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more ‘no decompression’ dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.


PADI Certification: PADI Enriched Air Diver

Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Minimum Age: Minimum Age 15 years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + PADI Open Water Diver

Cost: £99.00

Included: PADI Crewpak

The Fun Part


Gaining this certification will enable you to safely gain access to Enriched Air up to 40% which means that you can extend your bottom time and return to the water sooner. In some dive locations EAN is not only readily available but also free of charge making a great saving on the cost of your trip. No wonder so many divers choose this speciality as their very first speciality. This also counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver too!

What You Learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

Your Next Adventure

Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties:

  • PADI Wreck Diver Course – Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so Enriched Air Nitrox maximizes your exploration time.
  • PADI Deep Diver Course – The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time – but Enriched Air Nitrox increases it, giving your more time at depth
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course – Photographers usually like to make several dives so they can get lots of pictures. Enriched Air Nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen you accumulate, allowing longer repetitive dives. 
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver The PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating -- the highest non professional rating in recreational diving.

 

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PADI Dry Suit Diver

 

Want to explore the UK? Want to dive all year round? Want to simply dive and stay nice 'n' warm 'n'toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm and enables you to wear lovely warm thermal undersuits so even in surprisingly cold water, like we have here in the UK, you can go and explore but still stay nice and warm. Not to be confused with the semi-dry that actually gets you wet.

 

 

PADI Certification: PADI Dry Suit Diver

Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Pool Sessions: 1 Pool Session

Open Water Dives: 2 Dives (can be completed at The Underwater Film Studio)

Minimum Age: Minimum Age 10 years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

Cost: £ 180.00

Included: PADI Crewpak© and Kit Hire (Dry Suit subject to size/availability inc - third parthy options exc)

The Fun Part

Dry suits allow you access to more challenging dive sites but they they also extend your dive season to year round diving here in the UK. When you have the correct cold water scuba equipment (some regulators are only made to function above 10 degrees so please check that yours will function in cold water so that they can stand up to the elements) you can take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

What You Learn

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. You learn:

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills
  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair
  • Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options

Practical skills you’ll master in this course:

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot
  • Hover
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
  • Stuck inflator emergency drill
  • Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
  • Ascent procedure· Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
  • Exit techniques· Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance

Your Next Adventure

Scuba diving with a dry suit is useful when diving many types of dive sites. A dry suit is necessary when ice diving and sometimes while altitude diving.

 


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PADI Deep Diver Course

After completing your Advanced Open Water Diver Certification, you will soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives - if this is the case then this is the speciality for you.


PADI Certification: PADI Deep Diver

Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Open Water Dives: 4 Dives

Minimum Age: Minimum Age 10 years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver

Cost: £ 160.00

Included: PADI Crewpak© and Kit Hire

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is the opportunity to learn how to safely explore the deep. It really is most exhilarating.

What You Learn

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper  range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
    Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Your Next Adventure

Due to many shipwrecks being found in deep water the PADI Deep Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Wreck Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.

Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver

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PADI Night Diver

OK - Let's set the seen. The sun is setting, you're donning your equipment and you slip on your mask and bite down on your mouthpiece just before you take a deep breath and  step off the boat – as you have many times that day - but this time it is different because you are about to begin a magical adventure underwater as you have never seen it before. This time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.


PADI Certification: PADI Night Diver

Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Open Water Dives: 3 Open Water Dives

Minimum Age: Minimum Age 12 years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

Cost: £ 140.00

Included: PADI Crewpak© and Kit Hire

Excluded: Dive Site Entrance Fees

It is very common for divers to have 'favourite' dive sites. Their reasons may include ease of access, apres dive facilities and, ocassionally, they get excited to see different species of aquatic life now and again! As the sun goes down and the moon awakes so do a whole new cast of nocturnal critters so why not introduce yourself to a new world that comes out to play after the sun goes down and see your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night?

THE FUN PART

WHAT YOU LEARN

  • Night dive planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential problems
  • How to control your buoyancy at night
  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different

YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

Fancy taking your navigation skills to new levels with the PADI Underwater Navigator course?

Fancy getting your buoyancy perfected with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course?

Want to recognise those critters you meet on your night dive with the AWARE Fish Identification course.

 

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PADI Equipment Specialist

Don’t miss a dive due to a Scuba Kit issue again! Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments.

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you’ll be prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your equipment works, how it’s repaired and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.


PADI Certification: PADI Equipment Specialist

Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Minimum Age: Minimum Age 10 years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire +PADI (Junior) SCUBA Diver

Cost: £ 60.00

Included: PADI Crewpak© (Subject to publication)

The Fun Part

The more you know about how your dive equipment works, the more

  • Comfortable you are with it
  • Performance you get from it
  • You can care for it

What You Learn

  • Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment
  • Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  • How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)

Your Next Adventure

The PADI Equipment Specialist Course must not be confused with the professional courses offered to Scuba Equipment Servicing Professionals but it does provide the foundation you’ll want if you’re interested in learning equipment repair.

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PADI Wreck Diver

Whether a wreck was sunk intentionally for a specific purpose, it’s an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore but with these exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life, the PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.


Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Pool Sessions: 1 Pool Session

Open Water Dives: 4 Open Water Dives

Minimum Age: Minimum Age X years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + Open Water Certification

Cost: £160.00

Included: PADI Crewpak© and Kit Hire

The Fun Part

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course isunderstanding the potential of visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others can very easily overlook. Sometimes, only the highly trained, and very experienced eye can recognise that a small hole or open door was the likely cause of the vessel’s demise.

What You Learn

  • Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
  • How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Your Next Adventure

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water usually due to the fact that, logically, they travel in deeper water at the time they sunk. That’s why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently. It is important to understand that any attempt to penetrate a wreck without this specialist training is extremely dangerous and can cause unnecessary injury  and can, in extreme cases, can be fatal.  

Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.

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PADI Underwater Navigator

Would you like to be the kind of diver that everyone wants to follow? With the PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality Course you can develop skills that will make your sense of direction legendary.

PADI Certification: PADI Underwater Navigator

Classroom Sessions: 1 Classroom Session

Pool Sessions: 1 Pool Session

Open Water Dives: 3 Open Water Dives

Minimum Age: Minimum Age 10 years old

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of a medical questionnaire + PADI (Junior) Open Water Certification

Cost: £ 140.00

Included: PADI Crewpak©, Kit Hire and PIC Card

Excluded: Dive Site Entrance Fees

 


 

THE FUN PART

Finding your way should never be left to chance or a matter of luck! It's always great fun when everyone’s buzzing around a reef or checking out a shipwreck - except first you have to find it and, even more importantly, you have to be able to find your way back! Then your buddy turns to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat – don’t you?

WHAT YOU LEARN

The PADI Underwater Navigator can be challenging (but great fun), naturally you'll be taught by one of our PADI Instructors but our experienced Dive Team of PADI Instructors/Assistant Instructors/DiveMasters may also be on hand to help you every step of the way which means that you can, not only, master the challenge learning the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass - but also have some fun along the way!

TOPICS

  • Navigational patterns
  • Compass navigation
  • How to "mark" or locate a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Underwater map making
  • How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
  • Dive site relocation
  • How to estimate distance underwater