specialty courses

Specialty Courses

Diving takes experience and a whole new range of skills to learn. Every course you take with PADI expands your skill set and your experience. Being around other divers allows you to gain greater insight into what diving around the world is like. This in turn opens new doors to new diving opportunities. Meet people, go places do things.

If you are interested in developing your diving adventures further and homing your skills, you may want to consider taking a PADI specialty course.  At Lanta Diver we can offer a whole variety of PADI Specialty Courses including the following :

  • Enriched Air Nitrox – 3 hours in the classroom and dive on Nitrox for no extra charge.
  • The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

    During the course you will learn:

    -Discuss managing oxygen exposure.

    -Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.

    -Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.

    If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.

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

    PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.

    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.

  • Deep – 2 days on the boat, 4 dives
  • 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.

    If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

  • Search & Recovery – 2 days on the boat,  4 dives
  • 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.

    During four dives you will learn:

    -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.

    PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

  • Multi-level & Computer – 1 day on the boat, 2 dives
  • In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive compuers 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.

    During the course you will learn:

    You’ll review decompression theory as it relates to multilevel diving and dive computer models, and plan multilevel dives using the eRDPML. During the first of your two multilevel dives, you’ll plan and execute a two-level dive, and on the second dive, you’ll complete a three-level scuba dive.

    If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Multilevel Diver course.

  • Navigation – 1 day on the boat, 3 dives
  • 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.

    During three dives you will learn:

    -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.

    If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

  • AWARE Fish Identification – 1 day on the boat, 2 dives
  • “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

    If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification course.

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy – 1 day on the boat, 2 dives
  • 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 two dives you will learn:

    -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.

    PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

  • Wreck Diver – 2 days on the boat, 4 dives
  • 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.

    If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.

For more information and prices of each specialty please email us on scuba@lantadiver.se