Are you interested in specific diving activities, for example wreck diving or deep diving? Then a specialty course is something for you. Together with your instructor you make fun dives and you'll learn a lot and receive specific information on this diving activity. Fun and educational.
Phuket dash Scuba dot Com can offer you a lot of specialties. For some you need to make two dives, for others three or four. There are even specialty courses without a diving requirement. And: the dives you have already made for your Advanced Adventurer Diver course (SSI) or Advanced Open Water Diver course (PADI) can be credited towards the specialty course, or if you did not do the advanced course yet the other way around of course. On top of that with SSI we can combine dives, so e.g. we can combine a deep and a wreck dive into one dive at the King Cruiser wreck.
The most populair specialty course is the enriched air or Nitrox Course.
Diving with enriched air means more time underwater and most divers feel better, less tired, after diving with Nitrox – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.
Whether you’re into underwater photography or wreck diving, on vacation in some tropical paradise or just out for a leisurely day of diving at your local dive site, the Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater. During the course you will learn how to analyse cylinder contents, plan enriched air dives using tables or dive computers and safely increase your no stop time.
This is a somewhat different course than most specialties, since it requires a bit more theory. This course has the additional advantage that it can be easily combined with other courses, even the Open Water Course, but normally with the Advanced Course or with specialty courses like deep and wreck. Or you can do the course at home without any diving.
A Nitrox course costs 5,000 Baht (SSI) and 6,000 Baht (PADI) including manual and certification costs, if you want to go dive with nitrox as well we charge 3,000 Baht more for that for a day on the boat with 2 or 3 nitrox dives.
This course can start every day of the week.
Besides the already mentioned Nitrox Course we can offer you quite a few other specialty courses.
The costs for a specialty course are 2,900 Baht per dive, excluding certification costs. The number of dives varies per course, you will find this number in the table above. The non-diving courses are 2,000 Baht for the first participant, 1,200 Baht for each next participant. Don't forget that dives made for the Advanced Open Water Course or Advanced Adventurer Course can be credited towards a specialty course and that with SSI you can combine specitly courses into one dive.
All specialty courses can start on any day of the week.
To reach the Master Diver rating you need four specialty courses. With PADI this is called Master Scuba Diver and you need five specialty courses. So you are fast on your way to this very distinctive level. You earn it by diving, writing your ticket to endless adventures through the experience and training that set you apart as a Master Diver or Master Scuba Diver.
With the Master (Scuba) Diver rating you've reached the highest non professional level, it means that you’ve acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.
To qualify for the Master Diver rating, you need a minimum number of 50 logged dives, you need to be Open Water Diver, have done Stress and Rescue and have four Specialty Diver certifications, with a minimum of two of those from SSI. To qualify for the Master Scuba Diving rating, you need a minimum number of 50 logged dives, you need to be Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver, 12 years old and have five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.
Since everybody is interested in different specialty courses, we can not give you a fixed price for this. But let us know which specialty courses you're interested in, and we'll let you know what this is going to cost.
You can start the Master (Scuba) Diver course every day of the week.
SSI has several more recognition rewards for those who gain even more experience: century, silver, gold and platinum.