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PADI Specialty Courses

Enhance your scuba skills and knowledge with PADI Specialty courses
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Moray eel on Angaga house reef

Become a master scuba diver!

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Moray eel on Angaga house reef


SUB AQUA DiveCenter offer a wide range of PADI Specialty courses.
What is a PADI Specialty scuba diving course?
It is a PADI course designed to focus on a particular skill or type of diving that you are interested learning more about. Each PADI Specialty course takes you past the PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver courses giving you more time to focus on the type of diving you enjoy, such as wreck diving, night diving and more.

Widening your knowledge and skills with a PADI Specialty course makes you more confident as a diver and if you complete 5 Specialty courses you will be awarded the highest recreational diver rating that PADI gives, Master Scuba Diver.

Become a Master Diver by choosing from any of the Specialty courses below or simply focus on any of the PADI Specialty courses that interest you to learn more about that type of diving.



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Enriched Air Nitrox Divers

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Course


PADI Enriched Air Diver Course

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Enriched Air Nitrox Divers


This is our most popular Specialty course!
Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you longer no decompression time so if have reasonable air consumption, it means you can stay diving for longer and get back in the water sooner. It is no wonder this is PADI's most popular specialty course. Plus at SUB AQUA DiveCenter, once you are Nitrox-certified, you can dive on Nitrox for free. There is no additional charge for breathing 'the sweet stuff'!

Nitrox is not only for technical divers. More and more divers use Nitrox as standard when on diving holidays to increase their safety.

What you learn with the PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Course
- How to get a longer bottom time safely while using Nitrox
- Equipment considerations when using Nitrox for scuba diving
- How to safely manage oxygen exposure and how to set your dive computer correctly for Nitrox use

Your next adventure
Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all kinds of diving but it goes together well with these other PADI Specialty courses:
- PADI Wreck Diver Course: popular wrecks often require you stay at depths where diving with enriched air nitrox would maximise the time spent exploring the wreck.
- PADI Deep Diver Course: typically the deeper you dive, the less time you get to spend underwater but enriched air nitrox can extend your no decompression limits to give you more time at depth.
- PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course: More dives means more photos and photographers like this! With enriched air nitrox, divers accumulate less residual nitrogen meaning underwater photographers can use nitrox for longer repetitive dives.
- PADI Master Scuba Diver Course: The PADI enriched air nitrox counts as one module towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.



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Digital Underwater Photographer



Become an underwater photo expert



Master macro underwater photography


PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course

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Digital Underwater Photographer


Great underwater photography is easier and more affordable than ever before. With the advent of compact cameras with high quality and high performance, great photos can be taken by scuba divers of almost all levels!

Imagine experiencing awesome dives in Maldives and then going home to share these special moments with your family and friends. No more blurry, cloudy shots that are lacking in colour and just look blue! The PADI Digital Underwater Photography course jump-starts your underwater photography talents whether you have a simple point-and-shoot underwater camera or a sophisticated digital SLR and housing like the pros.

What you learn with the PADI Digital Underwater Photography course
- Understand how to get great underwater photos while you dive
- How to select the best camera and housing for your budget
- Use the PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
- Practical techniques for taking care of your camera housing

Your next adventure
Two recommended PADI Specialty courses to combine with your PADI Digital Underwater Photography course are:
- PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course: gives you the opportunity to extend your bottom time and get more underwater shots!
- PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course: you cannot consider underwater photography before perfecting your buoyancy! This course gives you useful hints and tips, as well as lots of practice at perfecting your in-water position so you can get those perfect underwater shots.



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Zooming along the reef!

Underwater Scooter (DPV) PADI Course


PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course

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Zooming along the reef!


Be like James Bond!

Possibly the most fun you can have while scuba diving underwater. With this underwater scooter (technically called a Diver Propulsion Vehicle or DPV) you can zoom along the reef and glide effortlessly through the water.

Diving with a scooter allows you to see more of a dive site, or explore more of a wreck - you can simply stop and go whenever you want. No more kicking against the current and using up all your air. Fly underwater with the PADI DPV course!

What you learn with the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course
- Learn how to maintain a DPV
- Plan your dives with special considerations for DPV use
- Learn techniques for staying with your dive buddy while using a DPV
- Proper DPV handling skills and safety considerations such as how to ascend and descend safely from your dives with DPV
- How to avoid potential risks/hazards associated with DPV use and what to do if problems do arise on a dive