PADI Specialty Courses

Get your PADI Specialty Diver certification in Rarotonga.

Diver during PADI Deep Diver course

At Adventure Cook Islands we offer different PADI Specialty courses to accommodate your scuba diving interests. During our Specialty courses you will broaden your dive knowledge and skills as well as have fun at the same time. PADI Specialty courses consist of two parts:

  1. Knowledge development, which is done online through the PADI elearning system.
  2. A practical part, which consists for most courses of two to four open water dives.
    Some PADI Specialty courses do not require any dives.

We offer the following PADI Specialty courses:

PADI Deep Diver

The fascination of the deep! It is always there…
Most marine life on coral reefs is found between 0 and 20 metres and often there is no need to dive deep to have interesting dives. But… sometimes it is a specific object, an old anchor, a structure like a wreck or maybe interesting marine life that is only found deeper.

During the PADI Deep Diver course you will explore deeper dive sites up to 40m with confidence. You will learn about specialized equipment for deep diving aswell as deep diving safety considerations. You will plan your deep dives and learn about managing your gas supply and how to deal with nitrogen narcosis. The first step is to complete the PADI Deep Diver Online knowledge development wich takes about half a day. In Rarotonga you will then complete 4 dives with our PADI Deep Diver instructor up to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

PADI Enriched Air Diver

Enriched Air NITROX is a breathing gas which extends your bottom time while reducing nitrogen tissue loading. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course will teach you how to use NITROX Enriched Air safely up to 40% oxygen.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Online knowledge development can be completed in as little as half a day. After completing your elearning you’ll apply your knowledge in a practical workshop by practicing procedures for obtaining and analyzing NITROX Enriched Air with our PADI Instructorin Rarotonga. There are also and optional two open water enriched air dives for this course.

PADI Wreck Diver

Exploring sunken shipwrecks, planes or other manmade structures can be a challenging but rewarding adventure. During the PADI Wreck Diver course you will learn about respecting and researching wrecks, wreck surveying and mapping techniques, the use of penetration lines to guide wreck exploration as well as buoyancy and propulsion techniques to avoid disturbance of the wreck.

Your training starts by completing the PADI Wreck Diver Online training. In Rarotonga you will practice dry skills on land with our PADI Wreck Diver instructor. You will then apply your gained knowledge and skills on 4 wreck dives on our local shipwrecks in Rarotonga.

Digital Underwater Photographer

Todays world is dominated by still images and videos. Many divers want to take photos and videos of their dives, either as memories or to show their non-diving loved ones back on land. Taking good quality pictures and videos underwater is a lot more difficult than it is on land. In the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course you will learn how to take great underwater photos and videos.

During the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Online course you will learn how to choose the right camera system for you. You will also learn about composition of underwater photos and techniques for taking great photos with your digital camera system. You will conduct two dives in Rarotonga during which you will practice your new learned skills with your underwtaer camera system

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Buoyancy control is the one dive skill that will continuously improve throughout your diving career. The only way you can become better at it is by by practice, practice, practice. It is also one of the most important dive skills. Having good buoyancy control will let you use less air, hover motionlessly, help not to stir up the bottom or disturb sensitive marine life as well as observe aquatic life much closer.

PADI Wreck Diver

Great buoyancy control will make an excellent diver stand out from the rest of the crowd.

During the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course you will learn how to fine tune your buoyancy. You will find out the right amount of weight and adjust the trim for optiumum position in the water. You will also learn how to save energy and streamline yourself and your equipment. You will also practice to hover in different positions.

Please CONTACT US for more information about course prerequisites, duration, availability and prices of our PADI Specialty courses in Rarotonga

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