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PADI Diving Society DiversPADI Diving Society members love to do more and dive more. What better way to stay active, improve your dive skills and have fun, than to take a PADI Specialty Course.

Use the PADI Diving Society Specialty of the Month Calendar (PDF) or your local PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructors' calendar to plan the upcoming courses that you want to take. Challenge your dive buddy to see who can complete the most PADI courses or use the calendar as your work towards your Master Scuba Diver rating. Plus, as a PADI Diving Society member, earn a free gift for earning your Master Scuba Diver rating.

With Specialty of the Month, you can also make a plan to combine travel and training - prepare for your next vacation by taking a PADI Specialty course before you go or while you're there!  

What are you waiting for? Get started today and dive in tomorrow! Contact your local PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructor for an upcoming class schedule.

View the entire PADI Diving Society Specialty of the Month Calendar (PDF)

January Specialty of the MonthBahamasEANX1 

Enriched Air Diver
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives 

February Specialty of the Month
Specialty Scuba Divers

Boat Diver
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

March Specialty of the Month
Enjoy an awesome ride.

Drift Diver
The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

April Specialty of the Month

Digital Underwater Photographer
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

May Specialty of the Month
Dry Suit Diver

Dry Suit Diver
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

June Specialty of the Month
Scuba Diver with Arms Out Stretched

Peak Performance Buyancy
Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

July Specialty of the MonthDiver approaching coral reef

Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

August Specialty of the MonthDivers practicing scuba diving training on ship wreck

Wreck Diver

Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

September Specialty of the Month
Give a new scuba certification for the holidays

Project AWARE Specialist
The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

October Specialty of the MonthScuba diving class taking night course

Night Diver
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

November Specialty of the Month
Scuba instructor teaching student how to use a compass

Underwater Navigator
Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

December Specialty of the Month
Scuba diver recovering lost glasses

Search and Recovery
Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

2011 Specialty of the Year - Enriched Air Diver
Woman preparing for Nitrox class

Enriched Air Diver Specialty course (or Enriched Air Online)

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.


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