Specialty Courses and Master Scuba Diver
With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non-professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. Below are some of our most popular specialty courses offered. To reach MSD rating, you must complete five specialty courses.
You may also just take a class in any of these special interest fields for fun or just for the sake of learning. Many of these specialty courses have special gear requirements. Check with me to make sure you have all of the right equipment you need for any of these courses.
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Boat Dive Contact Chris for current pricing
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
The PADI Boat Diving Specialty is perfect for divers who dive from private and commercial dive boats. You’ll learn how to set up a boat for drift diving and anchor or mooring dives. You’ll learn entry and exit skills. Know how to secure gear, when and where to set it up. Learn boat and diving etiquette.
This is a one day course, and includes 2 boat dives.Sign Up for Boat
Deep Dive Contact Chris for current pricing
It’s a rare diver who hasn’t felt the urge to dive deep. Deep diving opens the door to many new exciting dive sites like deeper wrecks, reefs and walls. As a rule, divers tend to be adventurous people, and deep diving – whether to visit a wreck or take photos – can certainly be called adventurous. It’s only natural that like most divers, you have some interest in deep diving.
Deep diving adds a whole new dimension to the underwater experience. The water is bluer. The fish are bigger. I can't describe the feeling but you'll know what I mean when you get there. Take a look at a thirteen-story building. Imagine scuba diving from the roof to the street. Knowing how to handle the descents, assents, stops and limitations depth imposes on the diver are critical. Knowing how to deal with the, sometimes euphoric, feeling that comes over the deep diver is knowledge needed. You can handle it. You will love it.
Digital Underwater Photography Contact Chris for current pricing
Do you want to be able to take underwater photos like the pros and wow your friends with the awesome images from the underwater world?
Underwater Photography can be extremely frustrating for the beginner as there are many techniques that may work topside that just don't work well underwater. I can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade for taking awesome underwater photos.Learn More About Photo Courses
Drysuit Diver Contact Chris for current pricing
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. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.
Multilevel Diver Contact Chris for current pricing
In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computers continually analyze your depth – giving you more bottom time for going shallower and allowing you to maximize your dive time. If you’d like to understand more about dive computers and learn how you can use tools like the eRDPMLTM to plan multilevel dives, then the Multilevel Diver Specialty course is for you.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Multilevel Diver course.Sign Up for Multilevel
Night Diver Contact Chris for current pricing
As soon as you think you know what the reef is like, try night diving. It gives stark meaning to the phrase "different as night and day". The reef is totally different. The critters are different. Diving is different. Assents and descents can be disorientating until you know how to do it. Navigation can be daunting without the proper knowledge. You'll find fish asleep and lobsters walking on the reef. Night diving is the second most fun thing you can do in the dark. Try it. You'll like it.
Remember special equipment is required for this course, including a primary light, backup light source, and tank marker. All diving is included in the price of this course.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Contact Chris for current pricing
Do you want to learn how to have perfect trim and buoyancy in the water?
Advanced Buoyancy control is certainly one of those skills that newer divers want to master right away. With the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course, we will hone your buoyancy control and fine tune your skills on this very important subject.
The purpose of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is to assist all divers in polishing their buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level. The goal of PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy training is to enhance the student’s buoyancy control abilities through knowledge development and skills practice.Sign Up for Buoyancy
Search & Recovery Contact Chris for current pricing
Ok... You're a boater or know one, who lost an 80-pound anchor in 60 feet of water. You know about where it is. How do you find it? More importantly, how do you bring it up without loosing control? Take the course and we'll teach you. If you don't learn now, when you need to know, it'll be too late.
What You Learn
- Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
- How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
- How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
- Limited visibility search techniques
This course includes 4 dives and has some special equipment requirements.
Underwater Navigator Contact Chris for current pricing
Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about that reef off to the west, or checking out the rubble on the north side of the shipwreck, they’re having a great time they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you will also know the way back to the boat.In this course, you'll learn how to use a compass to navigate from point to point and back again. You'll learn "natural navigation" using indicators like ripples in the sand, the reef formations and depth.
Not being sure where you are or where the boat is adds stress to any dive. Relieve the stress. Take this specialty
This course requires completion of 3 dives.Sign Up for Navigation
Solo Diver (SDI Course) $199 (Additional Equipment Required & Rental Fee $25/day)
At one point or another, many divers have found themselves alone during a dive, whether it was intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.”Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.
Being one of SDI’s most popular courses, the Solo Diver course stresses proper dive planning, personal limitations, and accident prevention, as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not very experienced in scuba diving.
Wreck Diver Contact Chris for current pricing
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, 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.
The PADI Wreck Specialty includes 4 boat dives on shipwrecks, and teaches you about the layout of the wreck, and can even prepare you for shipwreck penetration.Sign Up for Wreck