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PADI Search & Recovery 

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats, or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you.

There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large, or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn.

During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

 

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation;

  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns;

  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods;

  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.

 

The course consists of:

– 2 knowledge developments

– 4 adventure dives

Duration: minimum 2 days

 

Prerequisites:  PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certification;

or PADI Open Water Diver + PADI Navigator Specialty Diver.

Minimum age: 12 years old

 

Price: $300.00 USD

Price includes: basic diving equipment hire, training dives, PADI manual, and certification fee,

boat fees. Free collection and return to your hotel\Guesthouse, and lunch on the boat

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PADI Underwater Navigation 

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going.

The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater.

If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings.

During this course you’ll practice:

  • Methods to estimate distance underwater.

  • Compass navigation while making at least five turns.

  • Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.

  • Underwater map making.

 

 The course consists of:

– 2 knowledge developments

– Maximum 3 adventure dives

 

Duration: minimum 1 day

Prerequisites:  PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification;

Minimum age: 10 years old

Price: $230.00 USD

Price includes: Basic diving equipment hire, training dives, PADI manual, and certification fee,

boat fees. Free collection and return to your hotel\Guesthouse, and lunch on the boat

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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy  

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend, or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too.

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

During this course you’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy;

  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water;

  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water;

  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

 

The course consists of:

– 2 knowledge developments

– maximum 2 adventure dives

Duration: minimum 1 day

Prerequisites:  PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification;

Minimum age: 10 years old

 

Price: $180.00 USD

Price includes: basic diving equipment hire, training dives, PADI manual, and certification fee.

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PADI Underwater Photographer

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

The PADI Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course.

Through hands-on training and guidance from your instructor, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you;

  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly;

  • Principles for good composition of underwater images;

  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.

 

The course consists of:

– 2 knowledge developments

– maximum 2 adventure dives

 

Duration: minimum 1 day

 

Prerequisites:  PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification;

Minimum age: 10 years old

 

Price: $180.00 USD

Price includes: basic diving equipment hire, training dives, Underwater camera hire, PADI manual, and certification fee,

boat fees. Free collection and return to your hotel\Guesthouse, and lunch on the boat

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