PADI Specialty Scuba Diving Courses

Once you are a certified diver you may find your interest focuses around particular areas of diving. Learn more through a range of specialty courses including Night, Deep, Navigation, Naturalist, Drift, Multilevel, Photography, Wreck, Enriched Air Nitrox and many more. Asia Divers and Puerto Galera offer some fantastic diving challenges and new opportunities, there’s no better way to explore than under the supervision of an Instructor with the same interests. Don’t miss out on improving your diving and knowledge whilst having a great time.

New – Get a stylish Polo Shirt with your Specialty certification!

padi specialty course polo shirt asia diversThe “Freddies Specialties” polos are made from high quality material and have some very creative artwork designed by a local artist. On the front is the small “Freddies Specialties “ logo and on the back is the design for the course.

We currently have polo shirts for the PADI Enriched Air course and the Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course, and the PADI Freediver course with more coming as fast as we can manage.

You can also purchase these polos in the dive shop, but the best way to get one is to come here and do the specialties with us!

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PADI Specialty Courses

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PADI Intro to Nitrox

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Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: 2 Hours

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)

Price: $ 71.00

Description:

Introduction to Nitrox by planning and participating in a Nitrox dive with a Nitrox certified instructor.

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PADI Enriched Air Nitrox

Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: 1 Day

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization).

Price$ 252.00 (including polo shirt)

Description:

Fed up with leaving the bottom early? A great way to spend longer time in some of our best dive sites- imagine 40 minutes in canyons? It really doesn’t get any better. The advantage and hazards of enriched air are clearly explained using manual and video. Knowledge is tested in a multiple choice exam.

Includes:

padi nitrox specialty course polo shirt asia diversEnriched Air Diver manual and certification. You will also complete a Practical Application session and pre-dive simulation with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor. This course also includes a Nitrox Specialty polo shirt.

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PADI e-Learning Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

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Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: Prior to certification as a PADI Enriched Air Diver, you must complete a Practical Application session predive simulations, with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor.

Price:

padi nitrox specialty course polo shirt asia diversSee the link below for the price of the PADI Enriched Air Diver Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. The fee covers the knowledge development training as well as unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual online.

The Asia Divers fee is $ 159.00 for the Practical Application session, pre-dive simulation, certification with a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor, and a “Freddie’s Specialties” Nitrox polo shirt. This fee will be paid here at Asia Divers.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

Description:

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course online includes all the knowledge development requirements for the course. You’ll also have unlimited access to the PADI Enriched Air Diver manual online for reference after you have completed the course.

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.

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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

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Minimum Age:  10 yrs old.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

Price: $ 248.00

Description:

This course includes an informative video and short classroom session followed by in-water practice: weight positioning, streamlining, visualization and fine-tuning as well as the use of PADI’s “Basic Weighting Guidelines”. A great opportunity to polish your buoyancy beyond the Open water Diver level, buoyancy checks and games to make sure you can become neutral at any point during a dive. A great way to get back in to diving or just fine tune your in water position.

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PADI Surface Marker Buoy Diver

PADI Surface Marker Buoy Diver

Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver 

Price: $ 234.00

Description:

A delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB or SMB) is an essential piece of equipment for any diver – Whether you need to summon the boat to pick you up after a dive, ascend without a fixed reference line, warn off boat traffic or even request extra cylinders. This is a great preparatory course for liveaboard and/ or drift diving.

This course will teach you how to easily, safely and reliably deploy a DSMB; giving you the peace of mind that you are comfortable using this piece of equipment. During the two dives, learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) in the local area.

Students will need to have their own DSMB and reels. If you have not purchased one yet we can help you to choose the best one for your needs here at our dive shop.

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PADI Drift Diver

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Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: 1-2 days

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

Price: $ 248.00

Description:

The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards associated with drift diving. There’s lots to learn about drift diving and this really is a great way of getting the most out of diving in Puerto Galera, you’ll get a thorough introduction to tide tables and dive planning as well as taken on some of Puerto’s most renowned current dives… West Escarceo, The Canyons, Kilima Drift and more.

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PADI Deep Diver

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Minimum Age:  15 yrs old.

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price: $ 331.00

Description:

Planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving. A review of decompression theory, safety stops, flying after diving procedures and special equipment for deep diving. Explore areas you maybe haven’t visited before – there’s lots more to deep diving than you think.

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PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver

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Minimum Age:  10 yrs old.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

Price: $ 248.00

Description:

You’ll be presented with factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life. Take a look at the major aquatic life groupings and an overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations. This is a great opportunity to expand you knowledge of the underwater world in a relaxed, fun environment. Explore on your own through books and videos and then with your Instructor on two great dives. There really is nowhere better for this course, each site offers unique areas of the aquatic world identify

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PADI Dive against Debris Specialty

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Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: half day

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

Price: $ 110.00

Description:

Do you want to learn how to make a difference on every dive you take but not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist and complete regular Dive Against Debris® surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty. Go on an exciting “trashure” hunt together with us on an Asia Divers Adopted Dive Site and “Splash for Trash!”.

During your one open water dive, you will conduct a Dive Against Debris® survey, including weighing, sorting, recording, disposing and reporting your marine debris to Project AWARE.

Get credit! The dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

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PADI Equipment Specialist

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Minimum Age:  10 yrs old.

Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent rating

Price: $ 237.00

Description:

This course is designed to familiarize divers with operation and maintenance of diving equipment. It is not an equipment repair course but a look at the theory, principles and operation of dive equipment, routine care and maintenance procedures, common problems and suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations.

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PADI Multilevel Diver

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Minimum Age:  12 yrs old.

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price: $ 248.00

Description:

In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computers continually analyze your depth – giving you more bottom time for going shallower and allowing you to maximize your dive time. If you’d like to understand more about dive computers and learn how you can use tools like the eRDPMLTM to plan multilevel dives, then the Multilevel Diver Specialty course is for you.

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PADI Digital Underwater Photography

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Minimum Age:  5 yrs old for Supplied Air Snorklers/10 yrs old for Scuba Divers/No age requirement for snorkelers.

Duration: 1-2 days

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Price: $ 331.00

Description:

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is an introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps students develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive. It is intended for a broad audience including snorkelers, Discover Scuba Diving participants, Open Water Diver students, and certified divers. The course is primarily for those interested in learning the basics of digital underwater photography.

NOTE: Photographer needs to bring their own camera or hire our shop camera for the course.

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PADI e-Learning Digital Underwater Photography

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Minimum Age:  Snorkler – None. Supplied Air Snorkler (SAS) -5 years old Scuba Divers – 10 years old

Duration: 1-2 days

Price:

See the link below for the price of the Digital Underwater Photographer Online Course. This fee is nonrefundable paid directly to PADI. The cost to complete the two training dives and certification with PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor is $ 271.00. You must have your own digital underwater camera and housing.

Go here to register for the PADI eLearning Program.

Description:

The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use a digital camera or video underwater and also helps improve the skills and knowledge of those who already have some experience with underwater digital imaging. The course is open to snorkelers, aquatic enthusiasts and certified divers of all levels.

Snorkelers and scuba divers may be certified as PADI Digital Underwater Photographers upon completion of the skills portion of the course.

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you check understanding of the presented information before moving on. This lets you go through the program efficiently and at your own pace. End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored.

Prior to certification as a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level One, you must complete a training dive in a pool, confined water or open water with a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor. The Level One certification is open to snorkelers and the certification card issued for that level will state that it is a non-diving certification level. For divers in training or divers that are already certified, certification as a PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Level Two requires you to complete a second open water training dive.

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PADI Night Diving

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Minimum Age: 12  yrs old.

Duration: 3 nights

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price: $ 287.00

Description:

The Night Diver Course includes the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards associated with diving at night. You will learn to use dive lights & buddy system techniques as well as an orientation to nocturnal life and emergency procedures. Some fabulous night diving sites… The Junk, Tommy’s Rock, Sabang Point, Pink Wall… Stargazers, Blue Spotted Sting Rays, Eels, Crabs, Shrimps, Octopus, Cutlet Fish.

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PADI Navigation Diver

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Minimum Age: 10 yrs old

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price:$ 287.00

Description:

Planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Navigation diving. Learn methods of estimating distances underwater, natural navigation techniques, using underwater patterns as well as dive site relocation techniques and compass navigation techniques. A great way to learn more about finding your way around underwater.

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PADI Search and Recovery Diver

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Minimum Age: 15 yrs old

Duration: 2-3 days

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver status or equivalent rating, or PADI Open Water Diver with the Underwater Navigator or Equivalent rating.

Price$ 331.00

Description:

Includes limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques. The planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Search and Recovery Diving. A look at various lifting devices and techniques for bringing objects to the surface. A look at Search patterns lines and reels. Have great time dropping old outboard motors the relocating and recovering them

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PADI Wreck Diver

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Minimum Age: 12 yrs old

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Price$ 331.00

Description:

The planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of Wreck diving. The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment and penetration lines and reels. Limited visibility diving and emergency procedures.

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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course

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Minimum Age: 12 yrs old

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization

Price:$ 383.00

Description:

padi dpv course polo shirt asia diversThis introduction to “scootering” is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles and includes one open water training dive. This dive could also be credited as an Elective DPV Dive from the PADI Adventures in Diving program or may be counted as the first DPV dive for PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course specialty at your instructor’s discretion.

This course includes a “Freddie’s Specialties” DPV polo shirt.

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Try Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

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Minimum Age: 12 yrs old

Duration: 3 hours

Prerequisites:

Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization

Price:$ 100.00

Description:

This introduction to “scootering” is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles and includes one open water training dive. This dive could also be credited as an Elective DPV Dive from the PADI Adventures in Diving program or may be counted as the first DPV dive for PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course specialty at your instructor’s discretion.

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DSLR Advance Workshop for Underwater Photography
With Jonathon Ternoy

No materials. No certifications.

Minimum Age: certified diver

Duration: 2 days

Number of dives: 3

Prerequisites: already an underwater photographer

Price:$ 375.00 if you have your own DSLR camera or $ 575.00 if you are renting a DSLR from us.

Description:

Are you an underwater photographer looking for the next level of Photography. This course might be right for you. Advance DSLR Workshop a new step into underwater photography.

  • learn more about the use of a dslr and advanced underwater photo skills (composition, black background, bokeh, super macro & diopter, manual setting, light control)
  • Try a full set macro/wide angle dslr set up including focus light, strobes, diopter and different lenses (macro and wide)
  • Get concrete knowledge about editing software as photoshop, lightroom, or capture NX, Icc & colorimetric profile, screen calibrator, and go for your first steps in printing.

Outline:

Theory: 3 x 40-60min briefing/debriefing before/after the dives + 4-6 hours theory. Depending on the uw-photo level of the student, but that would include:

  • Basics of underwater photo macro & wide angle, Aperture/Speed/ISO, bokeh, black back ground, composition & sun light at different time of the day, strobe position, choose of the subject & background.
  • Equipment: compact, dslr, strobes, o-ring, maintenance, focus light, super macro & diopter, cleaning, airplane tricks…
  • Underwater behavior: position, safety, respect of the environment, reverse back kick & helicopter turn, current and uw photography, muck dives & other divers.
  • Macro/supermacro subject how and where to find them.
  • Photoshop, Capture NX & Lightroom basics, colorimetric & icc profile, screen calibrator and printing.
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Dive with DSLR Photo Pro Jonathan Ternoy

Minimum Age: certified diver

Duration: as many as you want

Prerequisites:

If you would like to have a photo pro join you on your dive and give you tips underwater on getting a better photos than this might be the thing for you. Your photo pro will stay with you and help you get better photos for the duration of the dive.

This is not a course, but if you’re interested in a course you can consider the DSLR Advance Workshop for Underwater Photography.

Price: Regular charge for the dive, plus an additional $ 30.00 for the photo pro. Camera rental is not included.

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Jonathan Ternoy – Behind the Lens

Jonathan Ternoy was born in 1983 and raised in France. He started an apprenticeship as a cook at 16 years old in a gastronomic restaurant in St Emilion and worked as a cook for 10 years of his life. He spent the last 5 years of his chef career in a traditional “Brasserie” in “Le Porge Ocean”, where he took the taste of traveling between seasonal work.

Within his travel, Maroco, Thailand, Africa, he ended up in the Philippines where he came on to diving, and became a PADI Professional. After guiding, teaching, and diving for fun.

He discovered a passion for underwater photography and became dive manager in a dive center in Malapascua Island. Jonathan has spent 8 years here and part of his free time hunting the smallest and strangest macro critter he can found around the Philippines and enjoying all the beautiful underwater landscapes.

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