PADI Dive Specialties

Why Become a PADI Specialty Diver?

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what taking specialty diver courses is all about. Specialty courses provide tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With almost 30 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots of choose from – so get going!

All divers will benefit from taking specialty training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty certifications.

You’ll learn new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods.

PADI Specialty Diver Requirements

Enrollment requirements vary with specialties. Check out what Dive Oahu has to offer! If you don’t see a specialty you want to take, see PADI’s complete specialties list at PADI.COM.

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Class Organization

Dive Oahu has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals’ needs. Course lengths vary but most specialties can be completed in one weekend. Training is a mix of classroom theory for more technical courses and diving (lots of diving!) from a local beach or from one of Dive Oahu’s US Coast Guard certified dive charter boats. Class size and student to instructor ratio is small to keep the emphasis on diving with our seasoned staff of instructors.

As Low as $99.00 Tuition!

Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site. Select SIGN UP NOW! to take advantage of our $99 class when you also enroll in the Advanced Open Water Course. Or READ MORE to take the class separately.

$229 Tuition

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving.

$229 Tuition

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

$50 Tuition

Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris™, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.

$179 Tuition

They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

$179 Tuition

It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time.

As Low as $99.00 Tuition

If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver. Select SIGN UP NOW! to take advantage of our $99 course when you also enroll in the Advanced Open Water Course. Or READ MORE to take the class separately.

As Low as $129.00 Tuition

Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Select SIGN UP NOW! to enroll in the Night Diver Charter Course. Or READ MORE to enroll in the Night Diver Shore Course.

$130 Tuition

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

As Low as $99.00 Tuition

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. Select SIGN UP NOW! to take advantage of our $99 class when you also enroll in the Open Water Diver Course. Or READ MORE to take the class separately.

$630 Tuition

Although public safety diving can be a fun and exciting adventure, it’s serious and requires special training. The PADI Public Safety Diver™ Specialty course gives you a solid foundation to build upon and teaches you both surface and underwater skills that you may need on the job.

$279 Tuition

There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

$139 Tuition

Shore diving allows you the flexibility to explore spectacular dive sites without the need of a boat. No worries about getting sea sickness, scheduling and paying for a charter, or having non-diving friends and family waiting for you to come back.

$350.00 Tuition

Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting?

$279 Tuition

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater.

$279 Tuition

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed.

$149 Tuition

The PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You’ll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.