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Specialty Diver

Specialty Diver

Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration. You can take courses close to home through your local PADI dive shop or while on a scuba vacation.

Specialty Diver

Altitude Diver

Anytime you're diving at 1,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

AWARE Fish ID

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics, it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

Boat Diver

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

Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon will want to explore a bit deeper. There's something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. This course grants you the opportunity to explore the deep. It's exhilarating.

Dive Propulsion Vehicle

DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast while doing it.

Drift Diver

The Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you'll ever experience. This 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.

Dry Suit Diver

Want to 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.

Enriched Air Diver

The Enriched Air Diver course is the 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.

Equipment Specialist

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repair and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.

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.

Pacific N.W. Fish and Invertebrate

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that?" The Pacific N.W. Fish and Invertebrate Identification Specialty course provides you with the necessary basics so that next time, you know the answer.

Peak Performance Buoyancy

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who've mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought.

Project AWARE

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.

Search and Recovery

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost "treasure"? The 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.

Underwater Hunter

The underwater hunter class will take you from being a casual observer of the underwater realm to being a predator, a hunter of inner space. Included in this course are techniques for finding, stalking, and the taking of legal fish and crab. It will cover the user of spear poles (Hawaiian slings), pneumatic as well as band style spear guns, stringer techniques, humane killing skills, size estimates and identification of game, and use of floats. The key word to this specialty is Safety first, during, and last.

Underwater Naturalist

Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

Underwater Navigator

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone's buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they're having a great time - until it's time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

Underwater Photographer

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever.

Underwater Videographer

Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video.

Wreck Diver

The fun part of this course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries, and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel's demise.

 

HydroSports Dive and Travel

3846 River Road North, Keizer, OR
503-304-5383

mark@hydrosports.com

HydroSports Dive and Travel © 2015

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