Specialty courses



Something grabbed your interest? Pursue a Master Scuba Diver rating by doing some specialty courses, or just pick the one that interests you and learn more about a particular branch of this awesome sport!

Get in-depth knowledge and experience of an area of diving that interests you. If you plan to dive regularly in Cape Town, I’d suggest Deep and Enriched Air Diver as a minimum, with the addition of Wreck Diver if you enjoy exploring underwater history.

Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Learn how to dive using Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI’s most popular specialty course. The SDI Computer Nitrox course teaches you how to dive on enriched air with a focus on effective use of your dive computer.

Deep Diver

Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving down to 40 metres.

Wreck Diver

Learn how to explore mysterious sunken shipwrecks, planes and even automobiles.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Learn how to achieve neutral buoyancy with ease.

Night Diver

Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus, see a whole new cast of critters that comes out at night. If you’re a regular Cape Town diver, the SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diving Specialty is a good fit for the kind of diving you might end up doing sometimes!

PADI Specialty Courses

The full list of PADI Specialties that I offer is:

SDI Specialty Courses

The SDI Specialty courses I offer are:

Includes: certification card, gear rental and use of dive-specific equipment (eg camera, torches, etc) for the duration of the course

Master Scuba Diver

This is the most prestigious non-professional diver certification that you can achieve.

Once you’ve done five PADI Specialty courses, at least 100 dives, and Open WaterAdvancedRescue and EFR, you may apply for your Master Scuba Diver rating from PADI.

For an SDI Master Scuba Diver rating you need 50 logged dives, four SDI Specialty courses, Open WaterAdvancedRescue and EFR.