Specialty Courses

  • Pre-requisite: Varies across the different specialties (email your KrabiDiver.com instructor for information)
  • Cost: 5,000 baht per specialty (Enriched Nitrox Air @ 8,500 baht)
  • Duration: One & a half days

Many divers wish to hone their skills to a higher level of confidence to deal with different diving conditions. At KrabiDivers.com, our wide range of Specialty Dive programs lets you gain much more experience and earn a certification in the particular type of diving that you love. Our range of Specialty Dive courses are taught to you by the professional instructors who have proven their expertise in each area and can help you to become the ultimate diver. Choose from a list of exciting options:

Deep Diver Specialty
Re-requisite:
Adventure diver & at least 15 years old
Learn how to plan and run deep dives safely. This course covers special equipment considerations, avoiding nitrogen narcosis, preventing decompression sickness and handling potential problems correctly. This is a very useful specialty course for everyone seeking to go deeper or seeking to become a technical diver. The Deep Diver Specialty course is also the ideal preparation for diving wrecks.

Night Diver Specialty
Re-requisite:
(Junior) Open Water Diver & at least 12 years old
See the reef in a different light. As an introduction to underwater nightlife, the Night Diver Specialty course covers techniques for communication and navigation in limited visibility. You will learn about special procedures and equipment necessary for planning and enjoying night dives. This course gives you confidence in diving in the dark.

Drift Diver Specialty
Re-requisite:
(Junior) Open Water Diver & at least 12 years old
Some of the best dives in the Andaman Seas are drift dives. Drift dives require slightly different procedures from diving from a moored boat. A Drift Diver Specialty course gives you a greater comprehension of these procedures and teaches you how to handle currents, tides and the weather to help you plan your dives most effectively.

Underwater Naturalist Specialty
Re-requisite:
(Junior) Open Water Diver & at least 10 years old
This is one of the most popular and exciting of our Specialties. It opens your eyes to the amazing flora and fauna of the South East Asia’s waters. You will learn about the marine ecosystem, the life cycle of the coral reef and discover relationships between different underwater creatures that you never knew existed. The Underwater Naturalist Specialty gives you a new perspective on diving, increasing your appreciation of the beauty of the world underwater.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
Re-requisite:
(Junior) Open Water Diver & at least 10 years old
Ever wondered how your guide is able to hover motionlessly over a reef despite the currents? In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to weight yourself precisely for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend effortlessly, master streamlining and moving through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. As you usually dive near fragile underwater environments, it is very important to avoid harm to them or yourself.

Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver Specialty
Re-requisite:
(Junior) Open Water Diver & at least 15 years old
With Enriched Air/Nitrox, you can dive more safely and for longer (subject to certain limits, of course!), when your body absorbs less nitrogen than when diving with air. Enriched Air/Nitrox also allows for shorter surface intervals between two subsequent dives. At KrabiDivers.com, this course takes only 1 day, and can be done during a day out on our dive boat. You will learn how to plan for and enjoy Enriched Air/Nitrox dives, analyze the oxygen content of your tank, and ensure that you know how to check that the tanks you rent in the future are safe! A minimum age of 15 years is required before you can do this course.

Digital Underwater Photography Specialty
Re-requisite:
(Junior) Open Water Diver & at least 10 years old
This course enables you to get the most out of your unique underwater pictures. At KrabiDivers.com, our instructors have many years of professional photography experience and will teach you how to take full advantage of digital technology to capture each underwater shot perfectly. This course takes 1 day, with two dives applying practical skills. You will learn about the selection and care of cameras and housings, underwater photography techniques and making the most out of your pictures on a computer. This Specialty is also open to non-divers and kids.

By successfully completing your PADI Advanced Diver, PADI Rescue diver course, and five PADI Specialty courses, you can now consider reaching for scuba diving’s highest non-professional qualification of Master Scuba Diver. You will have developed skills and experience in such a broad area of activities and environments that you will be a much sought after dive buddy on your next dive outing!

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