PADI Specialty Diver Courses

PADI Specialty Diver Courses

A PADI Specialty Diver is a diver who has completed one or more of the 31 PADI authored specialty courses, or one of many distinctive specialty courses available! Distinctive specialty’s are courses that are designed to teach divers about something that may be very unique to a dive location, technology or species of underwater animal.

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Deep Diver

You need to be at least 15 years old, Adventure Diver rating or higher to sign up for the Deep Diver course. There is something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites, maybe a wreck or a special reef, learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-40 metres. *Specialized deep diving equipment. *Deep dive planning, buddy contact p [...]

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DIve down to sunken shipwrecks

Wreck Diver

You need to be at least 15 years old and be at a minimum a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, to sign up for the Wreck Diver Specialty course. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. *Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks. *Surveying and mapping a w [...]

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Master Scuba Diver Trainees

Enriched Air Nitrox

Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can sign up for the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Enriched air gives you longer no decompression time, especially on repetitive dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner appeals to you.....this is a must do course. *Discuss managing oxygen exposure. *Practice analyzing oxygen [...]

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Navigation PADI Specialty


Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can sign up for the Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater as well as natural navigation technics. *Methods to estimate distance underwater. *Compass navigation while making at least five turns. *Marking or re [...]

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Random items adorn the King Cruiser Wreck

Search and Recovery

Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can sign up for the Search and Recovery Diver course. Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify. Become a modern-day treasure hunter, make someones day by finding their lost items underwater! *Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation. *Lo [...]

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Padi Night Diver Crystal Waves Rawai Phuket


Open Water Divers or higher, who are 12 years old or older, can jump on the Night Diver specialty course. You’ve been scuba diving at a site many times, the scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge seems mysterious, yet so alluring. *Light handling and communication techniques. *Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark. *I [...]

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Fish ID

If you’re 10 years old and an Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification course. You’ll enjoy your dives, even more, when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics. During two scuba dives, you’ll learn: *How to identify characteristics of local fish [...]

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Shoot Like A Pro

Digital Underwater Photography

Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are can enroll in the Digital Underwater Photographer course, there is an option for snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. The Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR like the pros. *How to choose the right unde [...]

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Peak Performance

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old can enroll the Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover without having to think about it. Improving buoyancy skills elevates your diving to the next level. *Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy. *Trim your [...]

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Diver Propulsion vehicles in the Whitsundays


If you’re an Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver course. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility, just enter the water, clip them on and go. Discover the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. *Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment. *Trim your weight system and sidemount gea [...]

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What do I learn in a PADI Specialty Diver?

Like all PADI courses, there is some knowledge development and in water training. There are also a few Specialty’s that are only classroom based! A couple of the Specialty’s are also supported by video’s as well as the knowledge reviews. The knowledge development is specific to the type of Specialty undertaken. The number of dives for each specialty vary also, reason being, some specialty’s have more practical skills/task to learn and master.

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More Phuket Scuba Diving Adventures

Would you like to go deeper for longer or even become a Scuba Diving Instructor and start teach diving for a living? Crystal Waves Thailand can help, we offer Instructor Development Courses as well as Technical Diving Courses and many PADI specialties, all available in one of Phuket's nicest and most relaxed locations, come visit us at our Rawai Dive Shop and get back in the water today.

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Why Not Just Try Scuba Diving?

Ever wanted to just go Scuba Diving in Phuket without all the hassle of watching video's and getting certified? Are you short on holiday time or not confident in the water? Well now you can go diving because Crystal Waves Thailand is an industry expert on helping you and your family & friends get into the water and feel good while you are there. You can do a refresher course at our pool in Rawai if you are already certified, if not you can simply do a Discover Scuba Dive, where your instructor takes you on a personalised scuba diving tour of our local coral reefs with absolutely no need to be a certified diver!

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Phuket's Best Scuba Diving Sites

See what Scuba Diving in Phuket truly has to offer certified and experienced divers. Crystal Waves Thailand gives you access to the best dive sites, wrecks and instructors for a day of diving and excitment that you will never forget!

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Shark Point

Shark Point rises out of the water from the surrounding depths of 18-20 meters. Considering the small extent of the rock above water, the actual size of the reef underwater is a big surprise to most divers. Beginning from the relatively steep main rock pinnacle, the reef flattens out to the south rising two more times to just below the surface at the other two pinnacle [...]

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Phi Phi Island

In recent years Phi Phi Island has gained a reputation as a spectacular tourist destination, one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. But most people still don’t realize that Phi Phi is equally beautiful underwater.Phi Phi Island and the surrounding Phang-Nga Bay are spectacular limestone rocks created thousands of years ago. Many rise dramatically upward [...]

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Warty Frog Fish - Crystal Waves Phuket Thailand

Koh Doc Mai

Koh Doc Mai is a limestone island that rises vertically from the seabed. Some say it looks like a muffin with the jungle clad top flowing out over the sheer cliffs. Limestone Islands Garden of Hard & Soft Corals Tropicals, Moray Eels, Octopus, Sharks Moderate to Strong Currents 10 to 15 Meters Visibility All Levels of Diver Although the visibility at [...]

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What Our Divers Have To Say

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