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Most Popular Specialty Courses

Most Popular PADI Specialty Scuba Courses

These are the most popular specialties that divers like you choose on their way to the Master Scuba Diver rating


Woman preparing for Nitrox classEnriched Air Diver

Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Learn how to dive using Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI’s most popular specialty course.



Diver breathing underwater in dry suitDry Suit Diver 

Stay warm and cozy on your dives. Learn how to dive with a Dry Suit.




Diver approaching coral reefDeep Diver 

Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn techniques for diving in the deeper ranges of 18-40 metres / 60-130 feet



Divers practicing scuba diving training on ship wreckWreck Diver

Learn how to explore mysterious sunken shipwrecks, planes and even automobiles.




Scuba instructor demonstrating buoyancyPeak Performance Buoyancy Diver 

Neutral buoyancy is the key to conserving your air consumption and
leaving minimal impact on the aquatic environment. Learn how to achieve
neutral buoyancy with ease.



Scuba diving class taking night courseNight Diver 

Learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. Plus, see a
whole new cast of critters that comes out at night.



Rec Rebreather Divers

Rebreather Diver
PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses use Type R units to introduce divers to rebreather diving within recreational dive limits. 


 Sidemount Diver
Because you are able to move the cylinder from your back to your side, it instantly takes the pressure off of your back and gives you more flexibility to move and enjoy your dive.



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PADI Courses Flowchart Master Scuba DiverRescue DiverOpen Water Scuba InstructorAssistant InstructorIDC Staff InstructorMaster InstructorCourse DirectorAdvanced Open Water DiverAdventure DiverOpen Water DiverPADI Scuba DiverSeal Team (8 yrs+)Discover Scuba DivingSkin DiverBubblemaker (8 yrs+)DUPProject AWAREProject AWARE SpecialistWreck DiverDeep DiverUnderwater VideographerUnderwater PhotographerUnderwater NavigatorUnderwater NaturalistPADI SidemountPeak Performance BouyancyNight DiverMultilevel DiverEquipment SpecialistEnriched Air DiverEmergency Oxygen ProviderDry Suit DiverDrift DiverDUPBoat DiverAware Fish IdentificationAltitude DiverCavern DiverIce DiverSearch and RecoverySemiclosed RebreatherScuba ReviewEmergency First Response ProviderEFR InstructorDiscover SnorkelingSpecialty InstructorMaster Scuba Diver TrainerRebreather DiverAdvanced RebreatherProject AWARE Shark ConservationDivemasterEFR Instructor Trainer