Keep getting lost on your dives? Not after you take this course. You'll spend a lot of time practicing different methods to find your way under water, so you can dive and lead with confidence. You will complete lots of different patterns underwater learning both compass navigation and underwater pilotage, also find out how to return to that exact same special place underwater.
The most interesting course for divers who like to know what they are looking at!
Learn the secrets of making accurate underwater maps
Find out if sidemount is for you...
The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back. Experience a different way to streamline in the water, reduce lower back strain and take advantage of the increased gas supply for longer dives. Sidemount diving is configuring the diver’s cylinders under the diver’s arms, rather than on the back.
Ever feel that you "want to be alone" when diving?
PADI’s overall training programs and philosophy support the proven system of diving with a partner for several reasons, not the least of which are its contributions to diver safety. PADI also recognizes that experienced divers, after being trained in the skills, knowledge and safety techniques of diving in a self-reliant manner, can be prepared to dive independent of a partner.
Learn how to be successful when searching for lost objects underwater...
A great specialty for those who want to conduct marine research
This course was written by our Course Director, Rod Abbotson and approved by PADI so that is counts towards Master Scuba Diver. It can be part of a special "Green" MSD package. This is also good on a diving CV if one wants to get a job in marine research as a PADI pro. The course primaraly looks at estimating aquatic life growth manmade structures.