Although it is always recommended to dive with a buddy, there are moments when an experienced diver may want to develop self-reliance while diving. This Self-Reliant Diver course can make you a stronger diver in nearly all dive situations. You will learn how to responsibly engage in dives without a buddy which will improve your skills and confidence on any dive. This course includes proper dive planning with air consumption rate calculations, life support system redundancy, and independent management of dive emergencies. These are extremely useful skills to have in order to become a better diver overall and to help others to become better divers. You will find yourself using your air consumption rate calculations on your divers to ensure everyone’s safety on a dive.
Understanding how to recognize and identify various fish families, creatures and their characteristics can make diving more fun for everyone! This specialty teaches you how to utilize fish survey techniques and strategies to decipher which fish family and species you see while underwater. You will also learn about Project AWARE activities which can help protect the marine life. Make diving more enjoyable for yourself and your divers by sharing the knowledge you will gain throughout this course.
Invasive Lionfish Tracker
Lionfish are beautiful creatures, but in the Caribbean, they are pests to our coral reefs. Take this course to learn more about why they are pests, how they got here, and what action divers can take to help control their populations. You will also discover ways to safely and humanely capture these fish and remove them from the reef ecosystem. This is an exhilarating course which will put a new spin on the way you view these fish and diving in general. You will feel confident to answer your all of diver’s questions about lionfish after completing this specialty course.
Dive Against Debris
This rewarding specialty lets you make a positive difference on every dive! Learn all about marine debris, its origin, the damage it causes, and how you can become part of the solution. This course is more than just picking up trash, you will also learn to establish a Dive Against Debris survey and how to make your survey count. Join the global PADI AWARE movement to protect our oceans and keep the reefs clean. Use the knowledge you’ll receive from this course to spread your passion and awareness of the conservation of our oceans with your divers.