Master Scuba Diving course January 30 — February 7

Lanta Diver offers the unique opportunity to attend all five specialty courses in one week! Join the Elite and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver!

The MSD courses includes:

Underwater Digital Photography – 1 day on the boat, 2 dives JANUARY30

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

During two dives you will learn:

-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.

AWARE Fish Identification – 1 day on the boat, 2 dives JANUARY 31

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the AWARE – Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.

During two dives you will learn:

-How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.

-Fish survey techniques and strategies.

-About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

AWARE Shark Conservation – one day on the boat, 2 dives  FEBRUARY 1

During the course you will learn:

You’ll learn what types of sharks live in the ocean near you, as well as what sharks you might see on a dive vacation. The course offers lots of information on why sharks are in trouble, and then offers numerous ways you can help.

-The unique physical attributes of sharks

-The conservation status of sharks

-Ecological traits that make sharks vulnerable

-The importance of sharks to marine ecosystems

-Major threats contributing to declines in shark populations

-Key management strategies that can protect sharks

-Value of sharks to local economies

-List of personal actions you can take to protect sharks

-Sharks in your local area or travel destination

-Responsible environmental guidelines for diving with sharks

Deep – 2 days on the boat, 4 dives FEBRUARY 2-3

There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

During four dives you will learn:

-Specialized deep diving equipment.

-Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.

-Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

Wreck Diver – 2 days on the boat, 4 dives FEBRUARY 6-7

Wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

During four dives you will learn:

-Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.

-Surveying and mapping a wreck.

-Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

-Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.