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Specialty Courses

Let's Get Specific.

Our Speciality Courses are some of our most popular. Our instructor staff offers 10 different speciality courses.

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PADI Speciality Courses

Here are some of our offerings below. If you are interested in a speciality course that's not listed, give us a call. For you, we'll figure it out.

Enriched Air Diver

Enriched Air, also known as “nitrox”, is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend bottom time and reduce nitrogen loading. It's our most popular specialty course. After completing your online learning (which takes a single afternoon), you'll apply the knowledge by practicing procedures for obtaining and analyzing enriched air with your instructor. You then have the option of completing two open water enriched air dives with us. This certification also counts towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Digital Underwater Photography

You'll see results quickly after taking this speciality results: your phots and videos will be totally rad. You'll get hands-on training from your instructor over 2 dives and learn how to choose the right underwater camera system for you, the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly. You'll also learn principles for good composition of underwater images.

Peak Performance Bouyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater: gliding effortlessly, using less air, and hovering as if by thought. Divers with highly refined buoyancy more effectively observe aquatic life and keep from disturbing their surroundings. You'll learn how to determine the exact weight you need underwater, how to trim your weight system so you're perfectly balanced in the water, how to streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently, and how to hover effortlessly in any position. At B&B, we've also got a repertoire of fun activities to practice underwater (did someone say obstacle course?) so that we can really get this whole buoyancy thing down.

Night Diver

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. 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. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for our Night Diver Specialty course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.

Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Propel your way through the water and glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. You must be at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher. DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. 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. If you're at least 12 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course. our buddy.

Deep Diver

Oh, the lure of the deep! Sometimes it's a wreck like St. Anthony's that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, or at Molokini, the famous shark cleaning station that sits at about 100 feet! To scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course. If you've earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you're at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course. Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your personal limits, you'll learn about specialized deep diving equipment, deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control, managing your gas supply and dealing with gas narcosis.