Specialities we offer
With a team of Instructors comprised only of PADI MSDT’s and Staff Instructors, offering more than 15 teachable specialities between them, your progression in recreational diving with the Aquatic Centre is limitless!
With our thorough knowledge and over sixty years in collective diving experience covering over eleven countries, you can rest assured you are getting the best training in diving!
Master Scuba Diver challenge
Reach the top of the game in recreational diving by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver! Achieve your place among the respected and elite divers whom have earned this rating through significant training and scuba diving experience.
This rating indicates to other divers that you’ve spent significant time underwater in a variety of different environments and have attained a level in recreational scuba diving that fewer than 2% of divers achieve.
If you’re a PADI Rescue diver [or equivalent] with at least 50 logged scuba dives, you can begin your training to MSD! Start by earning five PADI Speciality certifications and logging a total of 100 dives to earn your Master Scuba Diver rating and achieve your place among the top!
If you’re interested in the Master Scuba Diver challenge, contact us for more information to begin your journey! Do you have what it takes?
Enriched Air Nitrox is the most popular PADI speciality course! You’ll learn about equipment considerations, how to analyse o2 content in scuba cylinders, plan Nitrox dives, plus why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time especially for repetitive dives, leading to shorter surface intervals and more time where you want to be – beneath the waves!
If you’re an Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can learn all about diving with enriched air nitrox mixtures from 21% – 40% o2! Have a day to spare?
Come take our Enriched Air Diver course today!
Fascinated by the lure of the deep? Explore depths down to 40m with our Deep Diver course! During your PADI Deep diver course you will learn: the safety considerations relating to deep diving along with what specialized equipment you need, how to plan and manage your gas supply and deal with gas narcosis, buoyancy control and buddy contact procedures, along with several practical experiments where your instructor will show you first-hand how pressure and colour are affected with depth!
Taught over 2 days and consisting of 4 open water dives, you can enrol in the Deep Diver Speciality course if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water or higher and at least 15 years old.
The magic that entices divers to explore shipwrecks and other underwater artefacts has been present since the birth of diving. Luring us in to glance through the submerged windows of the past: ships, airplanes, helicopters, tanks and even cars begin to act as artificial reefs for an array of aquatic life. Whether purpose-sank or lost as the result of an accident; wrecks offer a mysterious edge to your explorations below.
Taught over 2 days and consisting of 4 open water dives, you will learn: safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks, how to surveying and map, use penetration lines to guide exploration and learn techniques to avoid kicking up silt and disturbing the wreck inhabitants. If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water [or equivalent] and over 15 years old, you can enrol in our Wreck Speciality today!
Learn the many benefits of diving with sidemount configuration along with how to properly assemble and configure sidemount equipment, obtain proper trim so you’re perfectly balanced in the water, understand gas management procedures by switching second stages [as planned prior to dive – if wearing 2-cylinder sidemount] and deal with simulated potential problems; where you will understand the appropriate safety considerations for a sidemount setup.
Taught over 3 days and consisting of 1 confined water and 3 open water dives, our Sidemount Speciality is available if you’re a PADI Open Water Diver [or equivalent] and over 15 years old. The last 2 qualifying dives will also be on the famous Zenobia Shipwreck!
Become a sidemount diver!
Are you an experienced diver or does your underwater lifestyle require you to make dives without a buddy? Maybe you’re an underwater photographer, conservationist or otherwise work in the blue; PADI’s Self-Reliant diver course might just be for you! Also, an ideal next step after completing your PADI Sidemount Speciality course [take this course in sidemount configuration as your redundant air source!].
During the Self-Reliant Diver course, you learn about potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. Understand solo dive planning, self-rescue, gas management, problem management and how to efficiently handle all required equipment to become a self-reliant diver. Taught over 2 days and consisting of 3 open water scuba dives, you develop skills for self-reliance and independence, while becoming a stronger partner in a buddy team.
Are you a PADI Advanced Open Water [or equivalent] and over 18 years old?
Enrol in our Self-Reliant course today!
Want to have a better overall understanding of your scuba diving equipment? Learn how to manage basic repairs and adjustments understanding how routine care and maintenance procedures work to prolong the longevity of your dive gear.
During the PADI Equipment Specialist course we will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems, offer equipment configuration suggestions and teach you how to manage basic repairs so you won’t be the one to miss a dive because of a missing O-ring or broken fin strap!
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI Scuba Diver or higher, you can enrol in the Equipment Specialist course.
One of the most useful and versatile specialities, convenient for an array of divers! Taught over 2 days, consisting of 4 open water dives; if you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water and at least 12 years old, you can enrol in our PADI Search and Recovery speciality!
It happens; we lose things, be it whilst scuba diving, falling overboard or off the dock, we’ve all lost something in the water. During this course you will advance your dive skills by learning how to plan search operations based on the different variables for lost items, effective swimming patterns using your compass and natural navigation and how to locate submerged objects and develop techniques to bring to the surface using lift bags and other recovery methods.
Ever wondered how much of a difference knowing where you’re going underwater can make? Tired of relying on dive guides and want to advance your dive skills to be more a more self-sufficient and capable diver? Begin to fine-tune your underwater observation skills by learning how to map a dive site, efficiently use a compass to navigate and develop the techniques for natural navigation.
During 3 open water dives you will fine-tune your underwater observation skills by learning how to map a dive site, efficiently use a compass to navigate and develop the techniques for natural navigation and use these skills to relocate and mark objects from the surface. If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enrol in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course today!
Ever wondered what happens underwater when the sun goes down? Curious by the creatures that lurk in the darkness? If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver and at least 12 years old, you can enrol in our Night Diver Speciality today! During 3 night dives, you will learn light handling and communication techniques used for night dives and proper entry, exit and navigational procedures for night dives.
Enter a new dimension of diving with the PADI Night Speciality course; as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge, you will explore the differences of marine life variety, identifying how plants and animals differ and how their behaviour changes at night!
Learn in more detail the diving maladies and the different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations. Understand how to assemble, disassemble and administer oxygen to both breathing and non-breathing victims.
During this course you will learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Putting your knowledge into practice through a series of skills such as: assembling and dissembling emergency o2 equipment, deploying a non-rebreather mask and demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver and using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.
With no diver prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone who would like to develop their ability to recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid! All you need is one day to become an Emergency o2 Provider!
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers! Elevate your buoyancy skills to the next level with our Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Taught in just 1 day with 2 open water dives; if you’re a PADI Open Water diver or above you can sign up for our PPB course today!
Every envied those divers that glide effortlessly through the water, with their mermaid-like air consumption, hovering motionless in any position? During the course you will determine the exact weight you need, trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water, develop techniques to streamline yourself to save energy and use air more efficiently, enabling you to move more smoothly through the water and observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings!
One of the most popular diving speciality courses, suitable for PADI Open Water Divers and above! In just one day, during 2 scuba dives you will learn the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly. Understand how to choose the correct camera system for your intended use, and develop the correct techniques to achieve good composition and lighting when diving, studying how depth, turbidity and your own diving skills affect the final result of the image.
Sign up today to record your underwater memories forever by becoming an Underwater Photographer!
If you’re a PADI Open Water diver or above, you can start today to gain a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds! All you need is 1 day, consisting of 2 scuba dives and classroom discussions to learn about the local ecosystem, understand symbioses and underwater ecology by studying the aquatic plant and animal habitats and noting interesting behaviours in creatures you may previously have overlooked.
Sign up for the PADI Underwater Naturalist course today and impress your dive buddies with your wealth of aquatic knowledge!