PADI SPECIALTY COURSES
Pursue your passion for diving...
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Do you want to try wreck diving? Thinking of buying a drysuit? Do you want to learn how to deploy a DSMB before you go on holiday?
PADI Speciality Courses are a great way to get more experience and to learn more about specific diving topics and you'll be amazed at how many there are.

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. Whatever your interest in diving, there's a PADI Specialty course there to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue your passion...

For divers who have undertaken the PADI Advanced Open Water course, adventure dives from the course can be credited towards the corresponding PADI Speciality.

Other PADI Speciality Courses are available which include Boat Diver, Drift Diver and Night Diver.
BECOME AN ELITE DIVER!
Earn your diving 'black belt' with PADI
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you've spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

rectotec offers an extensive range of PADI Specialty courses. Scroll down to view the full list of PADI Specialities we can deliver.
PADI SPECIALTY COURSES LIST
Some of the most popular Specialties we offer
DEEP DIVER
Learn to safely dive deeper...
The lure of the deep. There's something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it's a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge.

Whatever it is that draws you into the depths, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course. The Deep Diver specialty is ideal for any diver who wishes to dive to a depth of 40m. The course covers a variety of topics such as dive planning, decompression illnesses, light absorption, nitrogen narcosis and equipment associated with deep diving.

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 15 years old and be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 2 Days
Includes:
  • Deep Diver manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £250.00
Further Information:
DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE
Live life in the diving fast lane...
DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz around a large wreck or weave through a kelp forest. Whether making a shore or boat dive, a DPV is a great way to see more and have fun doing it.

The DPV specialty is a fun and exciting course as it gives you the freedom to move around underwater without the exertion of finning. Under the guidance of your rectotec instructor, you'll learn how to master your DPV in a safe and controlled manner. Live life in the fast lane with the PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty!

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 12 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • DPV manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £170.00
Further Information:
DRYSUIT DIVER
Stay warm and dry when the temperature drops...
The Drysuit specialty is designed to teach you how to dive in a dry suit safely.

Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you from the cold water outside. This means you'll not only enjoy the dive more, but may be able to stay underwater longer and offer redundant buoyancy. Skills include ascent and descent techniques, buoyancy, emergency procedures and routine maintenance.

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 10 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Dry Suit Diver manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £150.00
Further Information:
EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER
Learn to safely administer emergency oxygen...
COMBINE & SAVE!
Combine this course with PADI Rescue Diver, Emergency First Responder or RescuEAN speciality and you'll pay the reduced price of £70 for this course.
COURSE SCHEDULE
Could you provide emergency assistance to a fellow diver if the need arises? Would you like your buddy to be able to help you if you required it? Oxygen is the primary treatment for diving accidents so in order to administer oxygen safely why not attend the Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course!

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you're ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

This course has no prerequisites and doesn't include dives, which means it is equally applicable to boat crew and non-diving buddies such as family members, lifeguards and shore staff.
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • None
Duration:
  • 0.5 Days
Includes:
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £100.00
Further Information:
ENRICHED AIR NITROX DIVER
Enjoy extended bottom times and added safety...
The Enriched Air Diver specialty is one of PADI's most popular courses as enriched air, or Nitrox, allows you to increase your no decompression dive time.

The course covers a variety of topics such as advantages and disadvantages of enriched air, dive planning including calculating your maximum operating depth (MOD) and setting up your dive computer, analysing your breathing gas and equipment considerations.

There is no diving required to complete the Enriched Air Diver specialty and it's also available online, so you can complete the theory in your own time followed by a few practical exercises to finish your education.

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 15 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 0.5 Days
Includes:
  • Learning materials (either eLearning or Enriched Air Diver manual) and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £100.00
Further Information:
PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY
Master your buoyancy and hover like a pro!
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. You can achieve this too by taking the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course.

Do you struggle to maintain buoyancy? Do you struggle to stay in one place whilst performing a task? Would you like to be able to hover mid-water? By being correctly weighted, neutrally buoyant and in trim you will be able to effortlessly move through the water and improve your gas consumption.

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 10 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Certification Card
Cost:
  • £150.00
Further Information:
REACTIVATE
Dust off the cobwebs and get back into diving!
If you haven't been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.

Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalised for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, and then go diving. It's quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or to get ready for your diving holiday.

Divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it. Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you're ready to dive in!
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Learning materials (either tablet, mobile device or computer) and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £150.00
Further Information:
RescuEAN
Master the RescuEAN life-saving pod...
COMBINE & SAVE!
Combine this course with the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty and you'll pay the reduced price of £70 for this course.
COURSE SCHEDULE
The RescuEAN Pod is a life-saving product that delivers Nitrox mixes safely at a constant flow to an injured diver in accordance with the standards of current best clinical practice.

It can be used for both conscious and unconscious casualties, as well as those individuals who deteriorate into Cardiac Arrest and require resuscitation prior to the arrival of the Emergency Medical Services.

The RescuEAN Distinctive speciality covers the parts and the maintenance of the pod along with its use on both breathing and non-breathing casualties.

If you are interested in purchasing your own RescuEAN Pod then please get in touch - we are a RescuEAN dealer!
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • 16 years old
Duration:
  • 0.5 Days
Includes:
  • RescuEAN student booklet and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £100.00
Further Information:
Search & Recovery
Learn how to find stuff underwater...
Ever lost something underwater? Want to learn effective search and safe recovery of underwater objects?

The Search & Recovery Diver speciality teaches you the skills to conduct an underwater search using a variety of search patterns including the use of lines and reels, the use of a lift bag and other recovery methods.

This course is probably one of the very best PADI Specialty programmes!
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 12 years old and be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 2 Days
Includes:
  • Search and Recovery Diver manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £250.00
Further Information:
SELF RELIANT DIVER
Learn how to look after yourself underwater...
Although not a solo diver course, the Self-Reliant Diver specialty is ideal for photographers, videographers or Divemasters, or the buddies of said individuals who although dive within the buddy environment, can often find themselves alone as their buddy is concentrating on other tasks.

The two reasons for an experienced diver to take the Self-Reliant Diver course is to develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary, and to sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 18 years old, a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and a minimum of 100 dives (60 for a PADI Dive Master or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Certification Card
Cost:
  • £200.00
Further Information:
Surface Marker Buoy
Learn how to deploy a surface marker...
Nearly all dive boats both in the UK and abroad recommend that you carry a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) or Delayed SMB (DSMB) whilst diving.

This is not only to let the surface cover know where you are but to ensure your safety during your ascent as the surface above you should be free of hazards.

The Surface Marker Buoy specialty teaches how to use an SMB and DSMB and covers a variety of topics such as types of types of reels and buoys, various deployment methods, stowage and safety.
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 12 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Certification Card
Cost:
  • £150.00
Further Information:
TWINSET DIVER
Get to grips with twinset diving...
The Twinset Diver specialty is a recreational course designed to familiarise you with the knowledge and skills to dive a twinset safely.

The course covers a variety of topics such as equipment configuration, buoyancy and trim, shut down procedures, out of gas (OOG) procedures and the correct use of the long hose.

COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 15 years old, a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Certification Card
Cost:
  • £150.00
UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR
Never get lost underwater again...
It's easy enough getting lost above the water, let alone below it. The Underwater Navigator specialty is designed to teach you a variety of topics such as navigation patterns, natural navigation (without a compass) and estimating distance to name a few.

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you're going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 10 years old and be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 1 Day
Includes:
  • Underwater Navigator manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £150.00
Further Information:
WRECK DIVER
Learn to explore sunken shipwrecks...
Ship Wrecks are a passage into the past and with each wreck there is a story to tell. Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving and can uncover pieces of history seen by few others.

Wrecks are also haven for fish life. Wreck diving however is not without its dangers. The Wreck Diver specialty covers a variety of topics such as line laying, propulsion methods, the use of lights, how to avoid common hazards and emergency procedures.
COURSE INFO
Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 15 years old and be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
Duration:
  • 2 Days
Includes:
  • Wreck Diver manual and a Certification Card
Cost:
  • £250.00
Further Information: