Who it's for:
Open Water Divers & Advanced Open Water Divers
What it’s about:
Specialty courses are essentially more comprehensive versions of the topics available
in the Advanced Open Water program. And although Advanced Open Water certification is not required in order to do
a Specialty course, Adventure Dives completed for the Advanced Open Water course may be credited as the first dive of
their particular specialty. In addition, while you may want to continue the training begun in the Advanced Open Water course in
order to earn a Specialty certification, you are free to do any Specialty your instructor offers, even if you have not
done the corresponding Adventure Dive.
How it works:
Each Specialty Course is organized in a slightly different way. Some require two open
water dives, some three, and yet others four.
Classroom sessions, required open water dives, equipment rental,
manual where appropriate, certification fees.
Additional open water dives as well as specific equipment for some specialties, such as
for Digital Underwater Photo.
There are many Specialty courses to choose from. Popular options include
- Digital Underwater Photo (2 dives)
- AWARE Fish Identification (2 dives)
- Peak Performance Buoyancy (2 dives)
- Underwater Naturalist (2 dives)
- Night Diver (3 dives)
- Multilevel and Computer Diving (2 dives)