Improve Your Dive Skills with Our PADI Specialty Courses

Most scuba divers get their first taste of diving by taking the PADI Open Water Course, but what happens after that? As a certified diver how do you improve your skills beyond Open Water? How can you get expert training in areas that are important to you? Here we explain about ongoing training which is tailored to your needs and how easily accessible it is here in Singapore.

PADI Advanced and PADI Specialty Diver Courses

After your PADI Open Water Diver course, the next step is the PADI Advanced Open Water Course which consists of 5 “Adventure Dives”, two of which are mandatory for all divers (Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation) but the other three dives are open for you to choose. Each of these Adventure Dives is the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Course, so you will earn credit towards those courses.

Why Should I Take A PADI Specialty Course?

Because they are fun, you’ll learn a lot and become a better diver! Adventure dives are great introductions to different types of diving but PADI Specialty Courses offer fully comprehensive, in-depth training in your chosen field. You’ll learn new techniques and skills that you’ll be able to harness on your future dives to enhance your overall diving experiences.

Which Specialty Courses are Available with Orpheus Dive in Singapore?

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

Are you just getting started in underwater photography? Perhaps you are already taking pictures but want to improve and enhance your set up? This Specialty course is suitable for all photographers from those using point and shoot compacts to those with more complicated DSLR cameras.

You’ll learn about choosing the right camera system, the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly, principles for good composition, lighting and complimentary colors as well as practical techniques which you’ll practice during the course on your two ocean dives here in Singapore.

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Minimum Requirement: 10 years old + (Junior) Open Water Diver certification

PADI Enriched Air Diver

If increasing your no decompression limits, especially on repetitive dives, sounds appealing then sign up for PADI’s most popular specialty program and become an Enriched Air Diver. During theory and practical sessions, as well as two optional open water dives, you’ll learn why diving with air which has a higher oxygen content increases your allowable bottom time and you’ll also look at the hazards and safety precautions associated with using different mixes. You’ll also be asked to demonstrate calibrating a nitrox analyser and to analyse your own tanks and set your dive computer prior to diving.

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Minimum Requirement: 12 years old + (Junior) Open Water Diver certification

PADI Equipment Specialist

This should be considered a must for anyone who has or is thinking of owning their own scuba gear. Keeping your gear maintained increases safety and comfort and knowing your way around your gear and understanding how it works will give you added confidence and enjoyment underwater.

You’ll learn how to deal with everything from wetsuit tears and broken fin straps through to how regulators work, the best way to store your gear to ensure it lasts and essential spares that you should always keep on hand.

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Minimum Requirement: 10 years old + (Junior) Scuba Diver certification

PADI Night Diver

Night Diving allows you to see your favorite day time dive sites in a whole new light – literally! You’ll see how marine life differs and often changes behaviour during the night and you’ll learn new skills including navigating, entry and exit techniques, buddy contact and even how to communicate in the dark!

The PADI Night Diver Specialty includes 3 night dives which means you have plenty of time to practice and perfect your skills under the guidance of your Orpheus PADI Instructor.

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Minimum Requirement: 12 years old + (Junior) Open Water Diver certification

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what makes the difference between a good diver and a great diver! It also means you’ll have more control, feel more comfortable, use less air and reduce your chances of damaging the reef.

During your course you will make 2 specialty dives where you’ll practice gauging the correct amount of weight you need, trimming your weights and scuba system so you are perfectly balanced, moving efficiently through the water and hovering effortlessly – just like a pro!

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Minimum Requirement: 10 years old + (Junior) Open Water Diver certification

PADI Underwater Navigator

Have you ever lost your bearings underwater or felt confused about which direction the exit point is in? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In the PADI Underwater Navigation course you’ll fine-tune your observation skills and learn how to use a compass underwater with maximum accuracy. You’ll also learn how to measure distances, how to make underwater maps and how to relocate submerged objects. It’s a challenging course but with 3 underwater dives to hone your skills you’ll be leading the way in no time!

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Minimum Requirement: 10 years old + (Junior) Open Water Diver certification

All of these PADI Specialty Courses can be completed here at our dive sites in Singapore – it’s a great way to spend a weekend. If you have a thirst for travel we can also complete specialty dives on one of our weekend trips further afield – just let us know which courses you’d like to take and which dive sites you’d like to explore.

Contact us for more information: [email protected] | +65 6887 3631 | +65 9375 7122.

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