Learn To Dive Holidays

Whether it is shoals of fish, turtles or sharks off the Red Sea Coast or wartime wrecks in the waters around Truk and Philippines, learning to dive opens a new world of magical adventure and excitement. Go on take the plunge and you will be hooked on diving for life.

Training couldn’t be easier! If you are looking to start diving for the first time, give us a call and talk to a dedicated team member who has learnt to dive themselves. Ultimate Diving has helped over one thousand people take their first step into the blue. Courses are available from PADI, CMAS, NAUI and SSI.

What We Do

Choosing the best dive centre who you can trust to take your first underwater breaths can be a daunting experience. For the extra peace of mind why not get us to take you through some of our carefully choosen learn to dive products. We are experts in what we do and our philosophy is to work with people not companies. In most cases we have visited the centre and have direct knowledge of their procedures and safety methods.

What We Do

Further Your Qualification

We know that once you get your open water qualification you will not stop there, nobody does! There are a number of available courses that you can take part to further your diving qualifications all the way from open water to instructor level. Your next step would be to get your Advanced open water qualification which will enable you to dive up to 30 metres where many of the best dive sites are.

All Levels

Sharks & Reefs

Year Round

Bahamas

UD Rating – 3 Star

Bahamas Aggressor

Bahamas, Bahamas Diving

The Bahamas Aggressor is a 30 metre boat built and powered for comfort, safety and stability around the Bahamas Islands offering 7 night itineraries departing from Nassau for a fun week of diving.

  • Maximum 14 guests
  • Up to 5 dives per day
  • 7 night itineraries
  • NITROX available
  • Dive from mother ship
  • Dive Nassau & Exumas

3 Stars

Jan - Dec

11 Hours

Beginners, All

From £2095

Coco Reef Resort & Spa

Tobago, Tobago

The Coco Reef Resort & Spa is set at the end of a palm lined driveway in beautifully manicured tropical gardens overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

  • Beautiful private beach
  • BB/HB/FB basis
  • Ideal for couples & families
  • Relaxing Spa
  • PADI dive centre on-site
  • Great location in Crown Point

All levels

Reefs & Sharks

Nov-Apr

Thailand

UD Rating – 4 Star

Thailand Aggressor

Thailand, Phuket

The newest liveaboard in the Aggressor fleet, the Thailand Aggressor, will depart from Phuket and will sail the Andaman waters on 7 or 14 night safaris. A beautiful and spacious liveaboard built and designed with luxury.

  • Maximum 16 guests
  • Dive Similan, Surin & Richelieu Rock
  • Up to 4-5 dives per day & night dives
  • Full board, soft drinks, wine & beer
  • Saloon, large sun deck, bar & grill
  • Photo & video centre

Beginner

Year round

7 nights

Pelagic & reefs

£1485

Learn to Dive in Cape Verde

Cape Verde, Sal Island

Have you always wondered what it is like to be and breathe underwater? Take the plunge and follow your passion by starting this adventure exploring the underwater world Cape Verde has to offer. It will an experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

  • Experienced in-house dive centre
  • Opportunity to see manta rays
  • Great underwater topography
  • Island hopping opportunities available

3 Stars

Jan - Dec

11 Hours

Beginners, All

From £2095

Blue Waters Inn

Tobago, Tobago

Blue Waters Inn is a laid back and informal beachfront resort tucked away at Speyside on the northern tip of the island, close to Tobago’s famous dive sites just off shore. The perfect diving escape!

  • Close to phenomenal diving
  • Laid back and informal hotel
  • Remote & beautiful location
  • Nitrox diving on-site
  • BB /HB/FB basis available
  • 38 rooms with 4 room types

3 Stars

17 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1295

Nov-May

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

Philippines, The Visayas

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort is the perfect hotel with a variety of rooms, a magnificent beachfront location, out of this world thresher shark diving experiences and a unique man-made house reef.

  • Beachfront located divers resort
  • 29 rooms with choice of types
  • Choice of BB, HB or FB basis
  • Daily thresher shark diving
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Diving at Gato Island

3 Stars

Nov-May

17 hours

Beginner, all

From £1350

Blue Star Dive Resort

Philippines, The Visayas

The Blue Star Dive Resort is the ideal base where you can dive, explore, relax and have the most remarkable experience in the Philippines with year round warm crystal clear waters and natural reefs.

  • Located on Bohol Island
  • Beautiful & unspoilt setting
  • Romantic getaway
  • Fantastic dive place
  • Away from crowded beaches
  • PADI dive centre onsite

4 Stars

Nov-May

13.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £2450

Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort

Philippines, Mindoro & Anilao

The Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle with spectacular scenery above and below the water. This idyllic resort has to be on every divers bucket list!

  • Boutique beach resort
  • 40 rooms and suites
  • Local nightlife
  • 5* PADI CDC dive centre on-site
  • Pool/Bar/Internet/Spa/Camera Room
  • Beachfront cocktail bar

3 Stars

May - Oct

3 Hours

Beginners, All

From £435

Ulysses Apart Hotel

Gozo, Gozo

Ulysses Apart Hotel is the newest extension of the Moby Dives complex. Ulysses Aparthotel is a family-run 3 Star Plus Hotel situated in Xlendi Bay, 5 minutes away from the beach front.

  • Moby Dives on ground floor
  • Wheelchair access
  • Perfect for school groups and clubs
  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Ideal for dive and stay packages.
  • Purpose built scuba training pool

3 Stars

Jan - Dec

11 Hours

Beginners, All

From £1385

Shepherd's Inn

Tobago, Tobago

Shepherd's Inn, previously Toucan Inn is located on the South West of the island is just a short stroll away from this boutique hotel the beautiful sandy beaches and cultural villages await you.

  • Great place for solo divers
  • Located south west of Tobago
  • Choice of rooms available
  • Fantastic atmosphere
  • Bars & restaurants close by
  • R & Sea Divers on-site

4 Stars

Nov - May

10.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1295

Allegro Cozumel Resort

Mexico, Riviera Maya

The Allegro Cozumel Resort is situated right on San Francisco Beach on the famous island of Cozumel where two worlds of adventure co-exist, the fun in the sun and the amazing undersea world.

  • Located on Cozumel Island
  • Private sandy beach
  • All Inclusive resort
  • Free NITROX
  • Pro Dive Mexico on-site
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Located on Playa Del Carmen
  • Located on Playa Del Carmen

4 Stars

Nov - May

10.5 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1250

Allegro Playacar

Mexico, Riviera Maya

The Allegro Playacar is located on the best stretch of white sand beach in Playa Del Carmen, surrounded by lush tropical gardens looking out to the crystal clear and rich waters.

  • Located on Playa Del Carmen
  • All inclusive resort
  • Family friendly
  • Free NITROX
  • Fantastic beach location
  • 286 rooms available

Beginner

Year round

7 nights

Pelagic & reefs

£1055

Learn To Dive In the Red Sea

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Red Sea is the ideal place to learn to dive. Here you will start your diving itinerary in beautiful warm and colourful waters rich with marine life.

  • All-inclusive resort
  • Dive centre: 25 years of experience
  • House reef diving
  • Secluded private beach

PADI Bubblemaker

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6ft. For children who are at least 8 years old.

Bubble maker is as fun as it sounds - a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubble maker event with friends and family.

PADI Junior Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The course will require a lot of reading, knowledge and skills mastery. Before the classroom and pool time, the student must read the PADI Open Water course textbook. He or she must complete the knowledge reviews in each chapter. Once they start their classroom training, students will take a variety of quizzes, as well as a final exam that covers all the material in the textbook. Remember, this is the same book that you and I learned from.

The other big requirement to begin the course is that students must demonstrate that they can complete a 10-minute swim/float without any swim aids in water too deep to stand. Then they must complete a 200 meter/yard continuous surface-swim with no gear on or a 300 meter/yard surface swim using mask, fins and snorkel.

Students in the Open Water course must demonstrate much more than the ability to breathe underwater. They will demonstrate a variety of skills on land, including their pre-dive buddy checks, assembly and disassembly of their equipment, putting on and adjusting their equipment, and inflating and deflating their BCDs.

PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.

After your open water dives, you will have more experience and should feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you understand the underwater environment and what pleasure it brings.

That’s what the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

PADI Seal Team

The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting Aqua Missions. Do cool stuff in the pool, and meet friends.

The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting Aqua Missions. Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty Aqua Missions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more. PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting friends and sharing in the adventure of the underwater world. To join the PADI Seal Team, a child must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Parental approval is required

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course - the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enrol in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ? particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

PADI Private Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

This is for people who want to completed their course in their own timescale or want the extra attention in pools sessions.

PADI Open Water Referral

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

This is in growing popularity as it reduces the time to two days to complete the course once on holiday.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

PADI Scuba Review

Refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts.

Haven’t been scuba diving lately? Feeling a bit rusty? The Scuba Review program is just the refresher you need to brush up on your knowledge and skills. A PADI Professional will get you in the water having fun and feeling comfortable again. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for adventure on a diving vacation . Scuba Review is also great for non-certified divers who are referred to complete training or PADI Scuba Divers who are going on to Open Water Diver certification.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun - it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

PADI Adventure Diver

After your Open Water course, why not start a PADI Adventure Diver course and complete some 'Adventure Dives'? You can also take part in just 1 or 2 Adventure Dives if you prefer and these will also count towards the Advanced certification.

To become a certified PADI Adventure Diver you will need to have achieved 3 Adventure Dives with a PADI certified Instructor. These can be completed in as little as 1 day.

With these dives you're over halfway there to completing your PADI Advanced Open Water certification.

PADI Scuba Diver to Open Water Upgrade

This program will allow you to dive to depths of 18 metres and achieve the most popular dive program in the world!

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you will have the freedom to dive with a buddy without having a Divemaster or Instructor pulling at your fins or banging their tank at you.

PADI Online Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you will have the freedom to dive with a buddy without having a Divemaster or Instructor pulling at your fins or banging their tank at you.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

PADI Emergency First Response Instructor

Teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines and learn how to present course content while encouraging student self-discovery.

CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.

PADI ReActivate Scuba Refresher Program

Update your dive skills and knowledge with a quick scuba refresher from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The Re Activate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, Re Activate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, and then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a Re Activated date on it.

PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

Wreck dive

A trip to the local wreck dives is a must for the experienced diver. It is an amazing experience!

So you can see some of the most famous wrecks.

PADI Night Diver

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Beginners Underwater Photography Workshop

These workshops are unique in that they are very much a hands-on learning environment at a fun and friendly pace giving great results fast to complete beginners.

It will comprise of daily short informal discussions each morning during the week on different topics of underwater photography for beginners with digital compact cameras to show guests how to understand their compact camera and how to get the best of it underwater.

External flashguns and different lenses are available to hire to give guests a hands-on experience of experimenting, if so required. There will be informal short Photoshop presentations to show guests how to digitally manipulate their own underwater photographs and turn them into their very own works of art. Guests’ very own slideshows will take place in the evenings from the day’s events and all photographs will be judged at the end of the week with different prizes to be won, including special certificates to be given out to each guest as well as a winning Ocean Visions Trophy.

The aim of the week is to give guests different dive experiences in a small group to ensure that each guest benefits from the week and has opportunities for private hands-on tuition to ensure that everyone progresses with their skills and comes home with photographs to be proud of.

PADI Thresher Shark Speciality

The Exotic Dive Resort offers this exclusive PADI thresher shark specialty covering why the sharks are here in Malapascua, the threats they face, the basic anatomy and cleaning. The course further explains cleaning stations what they are, how to locate them and the importance they have for a healthy coral reef system.

This could quite possibly be the most exciting dives you will ever do if you interested in learning about these wonderful sharks.

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

The lure of the deep. 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.

PADI Boat Diver

This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

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.

PADI Carvern Diver

Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water.

Caverns exist in many areas where scuba divers venture - from freshwater springs to volcanic island walls and limestone coasts. In these locations you’ll find large, dark spaces that seem incredibly inviting, yet are potentially dangerous. The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course gives you the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly - allowing you to enter far enough for adventure, but staying within the light zone for an easy exit to open water.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

The most popular diving specialties course. It’s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

Caverns exist in many areas where scuba divers venture - from freshwater springs to volcanic island walls and limestone coasts. In these locations you’ll find large, dark spaces that seem incredibly inviting, yet are potentially dangerous. The PADI Cavern Diver Specialty course gives you the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly - allowing you to enter far enough for adventure, but staying within the light zone for an easy exit to open water.

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Propel your way through the water and glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. You must be at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher.

DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

PADI Drift Diver

Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

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 these sounds like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.

PADI Dry Suit Diver

Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

PADI Equipment Specialist

Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing a wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.

PADI Ice Diver

Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties. Learn the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, tenders and safety divers. See beauty few others ever experience.

If extreme, unusual and challenging scuba diving scenarios appeal to you, try diving under the ice. Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties because you confront conditions and see beauty few others ever experience. Plus, you might get a chance to play with your exhaled bubbles on the bottom of the ice. Flash your PADI Ice Diver certification card to get instant respect, and usually a lot of questions from other divers about what it’s like under the ice.

PADI Multilevel Diver

Extend your underwater time, learn what multilevel diving is and how to calculate for multilevel dives. Plan and execute a two-level and three-level scuba dive using the eRDPML.

In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computers continually analyse your depth - giving you more bottom time for going shallower and allowing you to maximize your dive time. If you’d like to understand more about dive computers and learn how you can use tools like the eRDPMLTM to plan multilevel dives, then the Multilevel Diver Specialty course is for you.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

PADI Project AWARE Specialist

Uniting scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. By earning this certification, you'll be aware of the most pressing problems facing aquatic environments and how to protect them.

Project AWARE’s philosophy is to mobilize a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts who care about protecting the world’s water resources and choose to make a difference - one dive at a time. By earning the Project AWARE Specialist certification, you’ll be aware of the most pressing problems facing vulnerable aquatic environments and know what everyday actions you can take to help protect them.

PADI Public Safety Diver

Work with local authorities, be part of a rescue team and, quite possibly, assist in underwater criminal investigations.

If you have the opportunity to work with local authorities and be part of a scuba diving rescue team, or conduct search and recovery dives, and maybe even underwater criminal investigations, this is the course for you. Although public safety diving can be a fun and exciting adventure, it’s serious and requires special training. The PADI Public Safety Diver Specialty course gives you a solid foundation to build upon and teaches you both surface and underwater skills that you may need on the job.

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

PADI Underwater Naturalist

Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites.

Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and 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 behaviours 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.

PADI Underwater Navigator

Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

PADI Underwater Videographer

Capture the sights, sounds, and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a videographer. Cover the fundamentals and create interesting, entertaining video worth watching again and again.

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. Learn to create underwater videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.

PADI Skin Diver

Learn snorkelling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

Skin diving is snorkelling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing.

PADI Basic Freediver

Learn basic free diving principles and focus on practicing breath hold techniques in a pool or confined water site.

The PADI Basic Free diver course is a subset of the PADI Free diver course. It’s a great first step for developing solid free diving skills.

PADI Master Free diver

For advanced free divers who want to approach elite free diving levels. You'll learn to bring your static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight skills to the next level.

If you’re an advanced free diver who wants to learn how to fine-tune your lifestyle and training so that you can approach elite free diving levels, then the PADI Master Freediver course is for you.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

PADI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Combined

This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100 % oxygen for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 m. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilising EAN-21 through 100 % oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression. The combined Decompression Procedures will then examine the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres unless taught in conjunction with the Extended Range Course. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilise Nitrox mixes or O2 for decompression if the mix is within their current certification level.

After this course, you will have more experience and should feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment and what pleasure it brings.

PADI Discover Rebreather Program

Breathe without exhaling bubbles as a rebreather diver. You’ll get longer no stop limits; learn to reuse the gas you exhale by recycling the good part and replenishing it for your next breath.

Rebreathers are intriguing. They’re cutting-edge dive technology. Always wanted to try one? The Discover Rebreather program lets you dive with a recreational rebreather or a technical closed circuit rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions with a PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor. You'll discover how quiet diving can be without bubbles and quickly learn how different buoyancy control is.

PADI Sidemount Diver

A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better streamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a side mount configuration.

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back - just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.

PADI Discover Technical Diving

This short course is designed to let divers experience technical diving in confined water. Get introduced a few basic skills and procedures. Discover Tec may credit towards the Tec 40 course.

Curious about technical diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.

PADI Tec 40 CCR Instructor

This course is the entry into the ranks of Tec CCR professionals and qualifies you to conduct Discover Rebreather programs and teach the Tec 40 CCR Diver course.

CCRs (closed circuit rebreathers) are an emerging technology and the future of deep technical (tec) diving. Becoming a Tec 40 CCR Instructor puts you on the cutting edge and allows you to turn active scuba divers into enthusiastic tec divers.

PADI- Tec 60 CCR Instructor

Build on your Tec 40 CCR course & become a Tec 60 CCR Instructor. Train tec divers to extend their CCR diving adventures down to 60 metres/200 feet & dive through multiple decompression stops.

CCRs are the ideal tool for many technical (tec) diving missions. By becoming a Tec 60 CCR Instructor, you’ll be able to train tec divers to extend their CCR diving adventures down to 60 metres/200 feet.

PADI- Tec 100 CCR Instructor

Learn to guide divers through meticulous dive planning and execution of 100 metres/300 feet dives. Configure and use 4 different off board bailout systems and practice different emergency scenarios.

Planning technical (tec) dives down to 100 metres/330 feet using a Type T CCR is a complex process that you need to not only master, but be able to explain to others when you become a Tec 100 CCR Instructor. Just qualifying to take the Tec 100 CCR Instructor course is a big accomplishment.

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Dive master course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to dive masters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a dive master, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Dive master course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

PADI Rebreather Diver

Get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption (reuse most of your exhaled gas), & unmatched wildlife encounters because you don't release annoying bubbles.

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not anymore. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles. The PADI Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet and lets you experience things you never imagined possible as a scuba diver.

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

The ultimate recreational diver rating. All PADI Instructors with at least 25 PADI Divers and have earned five or more PADI Specialty Instructor certifications can be a Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses. (Potential employers like this.) Being an MSDT signifies that you’ve got the experience and certifications to offer all the training a diver needs to become a Master Scuba Diver - the ultimate recreational diver rating.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals.

This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals.

PADI Master Scuba Instructor

Get recognized as an elite scuba diving educator who, through dedication and hard work, has proven to be a dive industry leader.

PADI Master Instructors are recognized as elite scuba diving educators who, through dedication and hard work, have proven to be dive industry leaders. You earn the Master Instructor rating by exemplifying what it means to be a scuba diving professional through your teaching efforts and professional conduct.

PADI Course Director

This rating is the highest and most respected professional rating in recreational scuba diving. To become a Course Director, you must earn a spot in a Course Director Training Course (CDTC).

PADI Course Directors are PADI Master Instructors who have taken the next step and joined an elite group of instructor trainers. Course Directors teach PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) and other instructor-level training, and thus are the scuba diving industry’s most influential leaders and role models. This rating is the highest and most respected professional rating in recreational scuba diving. To become a Course Director you must earn a spot in a Course Director Training Course (CDTC) through a competitive application process that examines your experience and training goals.

PADI Free diver Instructor

Turn your free diving passion into a profession. This instructor course is for the avid free diver who spends a lot time thinking about free diving and sharing details of their latest adventures.

If you’re an avid free diver, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about free diving, talking about free diving and sharing the details your latest free diving adventures. Becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor lets you take your passion for free diving to the next level and allows you to do what you enjoy as a profession. You must earn the PADI Freediver Instructor rating, but you gain a job that lets you share incredible underwater achievements with others - transforming their lives for the better while enriching yours.

PADI Master Free diver Instructor

PADI Advanced Freediver Instructors or advanced free diver instructors from other organizations who have teaching experience can qualify for the PADI Master Freediver Instructor rating.

PADI Advanced Freediver Instructors who have gained teaching experience (or advanced free diver instructors from other organizations who have teaching experience) can qualify for the PADI Master Freediver Instructor rating.

PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer

PADI Freediver Instructor Trainers are experienced PADI Master Freediver Instructors who have joined an elite group of professionals to develop the next generation of PADI Freediver Instructors.

PADI Freediver Instructor Trainers are experienced PADI Master Freediver Instructors who have joined an elite group of professionals to develop the next generation of PADI Freediver Instructors. If you have a passion for teaching and free diving, and want to contribute to the growth of free diving, then consider becoming a PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer.