Specialty Courses

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Nitrox Specialty Course

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially no repetitive Scuba Divers. Enriched Air, also known as Nitrox is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend bottom and reduce nitrogen loading. It is PADI’s most popular specialty course. PADI Enriched Air diver can be completed in as little as an afternoon.  After completing your theory you’ll apply the knowledge you’ve learned by practicing enriched air with your PADI Instructor. You also have the option of completing two Open Water Enriched air dives. You will learn how to set your computer with Nitrox and test your tank before going to dive.  This certification counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.  Have you ever wondered about those yellow-green labeled tanks on divers backs while on the dive boat, but never got the chance to chat with them or your dive instructor about the difference between air and enriched air, the benefits of diving with Nitrox, and how to obtain your license? Or do you simply want to add a new PADI card to your collection? It’s much easier than you may think. The air that we breathe on the surface and the air from a scuba tank have the same mixture gases, 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen, minus some traces of other gases, In other words, Nitrox 21%. If the nitrogen-oxygen gas mixture has a higher oxygen concentration than those 21%, it’s referred to as enriched air.

The most common mixture is Nitrox 32% containing 32% oxygen and 68% nitrogen. Tanks that are filled with enriched air are usually clearly marked with a tank band and or sticker, stating the mix percentage. 

There’re five benefits of diving with Nitrox:

Safety means less nitrogen in your body lowers the chance of decompression sickness (DCS), improving your overall dive safety. Absorbed nitrogen is the main cause of this disorder in which nitrogen dissolved in the blood and tissues by high pressure forms bubbles as pressure decreases. Symptoms can include fatigue and pain in muscles and joints.

Extended bottom time its mean recreational Nitrox which may contain anything between 21% &40% of oxygen, has a lower percentage of nitrogen than air. This allows dives to extend their no-decompression limits/ dive time by reducing the amount of nitrogen that is absorbed. The less nitrogen there is in a diver’s breathing gas, the lower his nitrogen absorption will be at a given depth. For example, on a deep wreck dive at the Salem Express: IF you dive on air, your maximum bottom time on the wreck located at 24m/ 78ft will be around 29 minutes. Diving with Nitrox enables you to remain for about 42 minutes at the same depth, keeping in mind your air-consumption.

Shorter surface intervals its mean a Nitrox diver absorbs less nitrogen for a given depth and dive time than a diver who uses air. This means that diver has less nitrogen to off-gas during a required surface interval, which can drastically shorten it.

Longer repetitive dive times. If a diver engages in more than one dive per day, nitrox becomes particularly useful. The diver will have a longer allowable bottom time on a repetitive dive than a diver using air, as he has absorbed less nitrogen. Reduced exhaustion means many divers report a significant difference in alertness after a dive with Nitrox. They claim to be less exhausted than after a comfortable dive on air, which may be cause by the lower absorption of nitrogen. If you’re PADI (junior) Open Water or equivalent who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Nitrox Specialty Diver Course.

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Drift Diver Specialty Course

Gliding with the currents, watching the big pelagic fish move seemingly effortlessly up current, feeling the rush of flying underwater, is what drift diving is all about. During your PADI Drift Diver Specialty Course, you’ll go on 2 open water scuba divers which may be conducted in 1 day. We highly recommended that you enroll in this program on a live aboard or at a resort destination where there are strong and predictable currents so that you can expose yourself to the techniques and procedures for drift diving.

Topics covered include:

  1. The planning, organization, problems and hazards of drift diving;
  2. Special equipment- floats, lines, reels;
  3. Proper procedures for buoyancy-control, navigation and communication.
  4. Site selection and an overview of aquatic currents causes and effects.
  5. Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group. 

The elective drift dive from the Adventures in diving program may be counted towards this specialty. If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver Specialty Course.

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The Night Diver Specialty Course

Deep Diver Specialty Course

Any dive performed in a water body at a range of 18-40 meters/60-130 feet below sea level, is known as deep diving in the world of recreational diving. While technical divers often dive to much greater depths, in recreational diving, the dive must always be a no-decompression dive that is it must remain within the no-decompression limits of the dive table. Any dive performed in a water body at a range of 18-40 meters/60-130 feet below sea level, is known as deep diving in the world of recreational diving. While technical divers often dive to much greater depths, in recreational diving, the dive must always be a no-decompression dive that is it must remain within the no-decompression limits of the dive table. A lot more can go wrong the deeper you go as pressure builds up, equipment is under greater stress and there are other things that can affect a deep diver such as nitrogen narcosis that divers need to be aware of to ensure a safe dive. The course helps divers become more aware of the deep diving and allows you to dive at a depth safely. Deep diving introduces a whole new level of excitement as it can be exhilarating. The ability to safely dive at deeper depths opens up a whole new variety of dive site to a recreational scuba diver. Many ships wreck or interesting dive sites are at the edges of recreational limits and can be safely accessed by those divers who are knowledgeable and have experience diving at depths. The deep diver course is to include four open water training dives, which are usually conducted over a period of at least two days. The minimum depth required for open water is between 18 to 30 meters/60 to 100 feet, with no dive exceeding 40 meters/130 feet. The instructor ensures that all dives are conducted within the no-decompression limits, with deeper dives being conducted first.

The course covers the following:

  1. Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving.
  2. Risk factors and decompression-tables review.
  3. Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
  4. Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations.
  5. Procedures for flaying after diving and high-altitude diving.
  6. Orientation to recompression chambers. To qualify for the deep diver course, an individual must:

Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or have a similar qualifying certification from another training organization. Be 15 years old or older

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from the best. Specialty courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With with our long experience and Specialty in Diving courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from – so get going.

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Night Diver Specialty Course

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire; nocturnal organisms emerge. If you wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty Course.  You will experience that the underwater world at night is very different from the one during the day by developing your night skills with the Night Diver Specialty Course. You will be able to see the underwater inhabitants; exactly, the ones that can’t be seen during the day.

The techniques used during night diving are not significantly different from the one used during daytime. Your diving equipment remains the same as during the day, you just need to add an underwater torch. 

You will learn during the Night Specialty Course:

  1. All about night diving equipment configuration and dive light 
  2. How to enter and exit the water at night.
  3. Navigation underwater at night.
  4. About nocturnal marine life.
  5. Light handling and communication techniques underwater.

The Night Diver Specialty Course consists of 3 night dives. When finishing this course you’ll be able to use an underwater torch. You’ll also know the correct underwater signals and signs how to maintain your buoyancy control and to navigate at night. Finally planning and carrying out night dives, including an overview of the night fauna. Another point is that you’ll also understand the importance of selecting the night dive site for night diving. Keep in mind that diving at night is totally different than diving during the day, the colors underwater are not the same. The marine life acts differently and lots of species come out to hunt, diving site during the day and night diverse a lot. If you want to see the difference, join us to follow the Night Diver Specialty Course. Found out what is more interning about the underwater world at night. If you’re PADI (Junior) Open Water or equivalent who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Night Diver Specialty Course. More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from the best. Specialty courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With with our long experience and Specialty in Diving courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from – so get going.

 

EXTRA FUN DIVE – MAKADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemaster’s are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Courses

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Conditions were awesome for your group’s drift dive-more than 30 meters of visibility on a warm and sunny day. You splashed in as a group and quickly drop to 20 meters, leveling off and then drifting along a beautiful soft coral wall, teeming with fish. As one of the first of the group to reach the planned depth, you watch as the other divers join up. The difference between the more novice and the experienced scuba divers becomes apparent as they reach drifting depth. The less experienced halt their descent by turning vertical, kicking and grab and use their BCD inflators. The experienced divers stay horizontal and, without any apparent change in what they were doing, simply stop descending. It’s fascinating to watch. Then as you drift along, the novice divers fluctuate as much as 1 or 2 meters, constantly adjusting their BCD. The experienced scuba divers had very little depth change, except when they want to look at something. You see one of the novices watching an experienced diver as she simply moves up on the wall and then back down to depth, all without any apparent effort. You can almost read the novice diver’s thoughts, ”I want to be able to do that”. As with all great dives, it’s over too soon and thinking about it later, the difference between the 2 groups was that the novices managed to control their buoyancy, but the more experienced controlled it effortlessly. The experienced divers used less energy and seemed to enjoy the dive more, and they had a lot more air left when they got back onboard the boat. This is the difference between buoyancy control and peak performance buoyancy control, and you can achieve it too. One way to master buoyancy is by diving frequently, but a better way is to train for it, like with the PADI Peak Performance buoyancy Specialty, starting with the Peak Performance buoyancy Adventure Dive in the Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Join the upper echelons of dive proficiency; distinguish yourself with top –class buoyancy control! PADI’S Peak Performance buoyancy class is the perfect opportunity to hone your buoyancy skills and a great way to get the benefits of Peak Performance buoyancy and you’ll have longer dives due to better air use, you’ll save your energy, you can observe aquatic life without disturbing it, and you’ll learn about environmentally friendly diving techniques to conserve our precious marine environment. Your programme will include 2 open water dives, which may be conducted in just 1 day. Some of the topics covered in your PPB programme are weight position and distribution for perfect balance. Streamlining and trim to save energy, use of weighing guidelines, buoyancy checks to determine the exact weight that you need, positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position, visualization techniques prior to dives, efficient of use air, establishing neutral buoyancy and hovering-vertical or horizontal-during all segments of a scuba dive. You need to be at least 10 years old and open water certified or equivalent to enroll in this course. The elective Peak Performance Buoyancy dive conducted during the Adventures in diving program may be counted towards this specialty.

The PADI Wreck Specialty Course teaches you the ins

Wreck Specialty Course

The PADI Wreck Specialty Course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving. 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. There is nothing like the thrill of wreck diving for the first time. Descending downward you try to catch a glimpse. At first there’s just blue water; then a dark shadow, a hazy outline begins to appear as the wreck materializes into view. You have arrived on a piece of history, a disaster from the past, or a new condo for the inhabitants of the ocean. Diving wrecks is an adventure in exploring humanity’s loss and nature’s gain. This Specialty provides a basic overview of wreck diving and will develop your knowledge, skills and techniques that you need to safely to explore wrecks. The class includes ‘how to research & locate wrecks’. After certification as a wreck diver, diver’s can engage in wreck diving to a maximum of 40 meters. You need to be at least 15 years old and advanced open water diver certified or equivalent and minimum amount of dives 15 dives logged book to enroll in this course, the duration of the course 2 days including 4 dives.

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