PADI Speciality Courses in Indonesia

We have PADI 5 Star Dive Centers in Bali (Amed, Nusa Penida & Sanur) and Manado (Bunaken Island & Lembeh Straits) offering the full range of PADI dive courses, and we love teaching people to dive!

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All our dive centers are PADI 5 Star Center’s and we provide the full range of PADI dive courses including PADI Speciality Courses. Depending on the course, they consist of 2-dives, 3-dives or 4-dives, and we will add on a supplement on top of the normal price of fun diving.

PADI Speciality Courses will take your interests to a higher level, giving you the chance to get a deeper insight into the aspects of diving that fascinate you. Popular specialities include Deep Diving, Wreck diving, Nitrox Diving and Night Diving, but there are also special interest specialties such as Underwater Photography & Reef Conservation.

Note: The price varies depending on the number of dives in the course. We can currently offer the PADI Speciality courses below in our locations.

Take the challenge & become a PADI Master Scuba Diver

The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest PADI non-professional rating for scuba divers. It is awarded to divers who:

  • have done 5 PADI Speciality Courses
  • have the PADI Advanced Open Water certificate
  • have the PADI Rescue Diver certificate
  • have a minimum of 50 logged dives

The award represents divers who are very experienced & knowledgable, and is actually great fun!!

Even better, PADI are also giving the PADI Master Scuba Diver application for free (normally valued at AU$55.00).

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The Navigation course consists of four open water training dives and includes planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater navigation.

The Fun Part
The last dive is a treasure-hunt dive where we will lay out a course with markers at different locations. Each marker contains the reference to get to the next marker, and the last marker contains the treasure. 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Navigation patterns
  • Natural navigation (without a compass)
  • Compass navigation
  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
  • Underwater map making
  • How to estimate distance underwater

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There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. We conduct the dives at normal dive sites and we include sites where there are some special things to see, eg a school of patrolling black tip reef sharks, or deep ledges with strong currents.

The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating. You will have 4 deep dived to master your skills.

What You Will Learn

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres
  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your instructor
  • Risk factors and decompression tables review
  • Emergency decompression procedures
  • Flying after diving and diving at altitude considerations and procedures

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The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving and consists of four open water training dives.

The Fun Part
The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise. The dives include mapping the wreck and doing a penetration dive of the wreck. This is actually a great option in Lembeh as there is a very large wreck that we can use to fully explore over 4 dives.

What You Will Learn

  • Techniques for planning, organising and diving and exploring shipwrecks, while avoiding common hazards
  • Limited visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures
  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations and preparation
  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks

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The course consists of three open water training dives which will open your eyes to a whole new perspective on diving. The dives are conducted at three different dive sites so that you will get experience of three types of environments – walls, reef slopes and sandy slopes.

The Fun Part
Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favourite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

What You Will Learn

  • Night dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems
  • How to control your buoyancy at night
  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night
  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you’ll see are different

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The Search and Recovery Diving course consists of four open water training dives. During the dives, we will recover a heavy object underwater using lifting bags, and move/re-position it in another location. The 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.

The Fun Part
Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because it could happen that you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

What You Will Learn

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
  • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
  • How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
  • Limited visibility search techniques

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Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment. The Digital Underwater Photography course consists of two open water training dives.

The Fun Part
It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family. We will be taking underwater photo’s of marine life as well as divers, and the workshop will result in a computer slideshow to the rest of our guests at dinner-time.

What You Will Learn

  • Basic digital underwater photography techniques
  • More advanced underwater photography techniques
  • Use of computers for downloading, backing-up and sorting digital images
  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • The three primary principles for good underwater photos

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The Underwater Naturalist course consists of two open water training dives. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

The Fun Part
Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Bunaken Marine Park is considered to have the greatest marine diversity in the world and is therefore a great place to do this course. This is also a great course to complete in Lembeh as you will not see some of the underwater critters anywhere else in the world.

What You Will Learn

  • The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships
  • Responsible human interactions with aquatic life & diving techniques to minimize aquatic life disturbance
  • The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment

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The Peak Performance Buoyancy course consists of two open water training dives, and is a great opportunity to polish buoyancy control. What is neutral buoyancy? 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. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

The Fun Part
Gaining better understanding and skills to be able to control your buoyancy to a level and with such precision you may not have thought possible. We make this a bit more fun by setting up an underwater obstacle course for you to practice the above techniques, and we will guarantee that the course will dramatically improve your time underwater.

What You Will Learn

  • How to trim (position and distribute) your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
  • Subtle differences in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
  • How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water
  • How to hover effortlessly in both vertical and horizontal position
  • Visualisation techniques and achieving neutral buoyancy

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The Enriched Air course consists of two open water training dives, two practical applications and some theory. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

The Fun Part
You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Will Learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox, by using and applying the benefits of enriched air for recreational diving
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank (analyzing) and how to set your dive computer (if you have one)
  • Planning and making no decompression dives using primarily enriched air nitrox blends containing 22 to 40 percent oxygen, remaining within accepted dive table and oxygen exposure limits
  • Going through the process of obtaining enriched air from a blending facility, and getting a direct overview of how operations blend enriched air nitrox
  • Managing and avoiding possible enriched air hazards

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