SPECIALTY COURSES


PADI SPECIALTY COURSES

The purpose of PADI Specialty Courses is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning and organization that are necessary to safely conduct various special interest diving activities.

Specialty Course Name

# of Dives Required

Minimum Age

Minimum Prerequisite Certification

Altitude Diver

2

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Boat Diver

2

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Deep Diver

4

15

Adventure Diver

Digital Underwater Photographer

2

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Dry Suit Diver

2

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Enriched Air Diver*

0

15

Open Water Diver

Equipment Specialist

0

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Emergency Oxygen Provider

0

None

None

Full Face Mask Diver

3

18

Open Water Diver

Multi-Level Diver

2

12

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Night Diver

3

12

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Peak Performance Buoyancy

2

12

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Project AWARE Specialist

0

None

None

Public Safety Diver

4

18

Rescue Diver,  Public Safety Dive Team member

Public Safety Salvage and Recovery Diver

2

18

Rescue Diver,  Public Safety Dive Team member

Search & Recovery Diver

4

12

Advanced Open Water Diver or
Open Water Diver with PADI
Underwater Navigation Certification

Underwater Naturalist

2

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Underwater Navigator

3

10

Open Water Diver or
Junior Open Water

Wreck Diver

4

15

Adventure Diver


Equipment Needed:

For all specialty courses, you will need the following equipment:
Mask
Fins
Snorkel
BCD with low pressure inflator system
Single hose regulator with alternate air source device
Submersible pressure gauge (computers are acceptable)
Depth gauge (computers are acceptable)
Compass (computers are acceptable)
Bottom timing device (computers are acceptable)
Weight system and weights
Dive knife or tool
Audible surface signaling device (whistle or other noise maker) Slate with pencil

Additional equipment may be needed for individual courses; please call for the specific requirements of each course.

Scheduling:
Specialty courses may be scheduled upon request.

Price:
Specialty courses have a certain amount of required dives, and varied locations for each particular course. Boat Dives and/or Dutch Springs fees and all course materials are additional. Please call us at 1-800-NJ DIVER, or email us here for individual Specialty Course prices and details.

* For Enriched Air Diver Specialty, please see the Enriched Air page for more information and pricing.

Our course cost includes instruction, all required dives and your new certification card.