PADI Specialty Course Certifications

Specialty courses are a great way of boosting your skills in specific areas of scuba diving. You will have the opportunity to focus, with your instructor, on specific skills. 


You must purchase a multi-day dive package along with your specialty course. The required dives for the course will be taken out of the dives in your dive package.  


Included in Specialty Certification courses: 

  • Instruction
  • Necessary equipment
  • Certification fees


Add-on Costs: 

  • Manual for each Specialty Certification Course (can be purchased online or at your local dive shop). Check with us for appropriate manual for each course.
  • Marine park fees - $2 per day
  • Potential dock access fee (depending on hotel, please ask) - $3.50 per day


Duration: Varies by course


Minimum Age:  Varies by course

Boat Diver

Computer Diver

Computer Diver

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 Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site. If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Boat Diver course.

 

  Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day) 

Computer Diver

Computer Diver

Computer Diver

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The Computer Diver course is designed for certified divers who want to expand their knowledge and confidence in using their personal dive computer.  You will learn about the types of dive computers, how they work, and how to safely use all of the features of your personal computer. You will also learn how to plan multi-level and repetitive dives using your dive computer.  If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Computer Diver course.

 

   Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day) 

Deep Diver

Computer Diver

Drift Diver

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 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. 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.


  Required: 4 boat dives (2 half days) 

Drift Diver

Reef Coral Identification

Drift Diver

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 The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course. 

 

 Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day)

Fish Identification

Reef Coral Identification

Reef Coral Identification

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If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, then take the 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. If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification course.

 

    Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day) 

Reef Coral Identification

Reef Coral Identification

Reef Coral Identification

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 Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. Your instructor will  teach you how to recognize and identify common families of coral species. You will learn about current reef protection activities happening in the Caribbean.  If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Reef Coral Identificaiton course.  


   Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day) 

Reef Creature Identification

Reef Creature Identification

Reef Creature Identification

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The Reef Creature Identification course will turn you into the go-to person when someone asks about marine creatures.  This is your opportunity to learn and be able to identify different species of marine invertebrates, including sponges, anemones, crustaceans and others found in Cozumel and throughout the Caribbean.   If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Reef Creature Identificaiton course. 


   Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day) 

Underwater Naturalist

Reef Creature Identification

Reef Creature Identification

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 Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when you know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed.  If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Underwater Naturalist course.  


   Required: 2 boat dives (1 half day) 

Cancellation of all scuba courses must be made at least 14 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Otherwise, you will be charged in full for the course.