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Specialty Courses

These are the specialties that Aqua Hands can provide to divers like you! Specialty courses are great way to develop your skills and build more confidence as a scuba diver. The 5 specialty courses you take will be counted towards the Master Scuba Diver rating.

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Boat Diver

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

Price: $120
Drift Diver

Introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

Price: $120
Night Diver

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

Price: $120
Search & Recovery Diver

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

Price: $120
Underwater Navigator Diver

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

Price: $120
Underwater Naturalist Diver

You’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure. 

Price: $120
Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

Price: $120
Dry Suit Diver

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

Price: $240
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. 

Price: $120
Underwater Digital Photographer

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. 

Price: $120
Underwater Vidographer

Video is the best way to share the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world. If you want to get the best clips and also learn to edit your scuba diving stories to share with friends through ScubaEarth® and other social media, then the PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course is for you. 

Price: $120
Wreck Diver

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life and teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

Price: $120
Discount Specialty Courses

Two Specialties

Three Specialties

Four Specialties

Five Specialties

The more Specialty courses have a certain amount of required dives for each particular course taken into package will reduce the cost!  Prices breakdown as follows:


  • Two Specialty Courses (two boat/grotto trip) $220 - $20.00 off

  • Three Specialty Courses (three boat/grotto trips) $320 - $40.00 off

  • Four Specialty Courses (four boat/grotto trips) $420 - $60.00 off

  • Five Specialty Courses (five boat/grotto trips) $520 - $80.00 off


* For Dry Suit/Enriched Air Diver Specialty, please see the Dry Suit Diver or  Enriched Air Diver for more information and separate pricing. 


Get Started Today

Simply sign up here to get you registered for the class. A small deposit is requested to hold your spot and at that time we will provide you with your other books and materials for your training. You may also download the Aqua Hands Medical Statement (below) to get started on your Medical Questionnaire and pre-course assignments. Note: It is imperative that you answer this form accurately and truthfully. If you answer YES to ANY question, you are required to have the form signed by a physician giving approval for you to engage in diving activities. If you are traveling for your training, please consult with our staff for procedures regarding flying after diving, before booking your flight. We look forward to train you!

Continuing Education Administrative Document (10038)

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