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PADI specialty

Specialty courses

Why do your specialty dive course with Dive College Lanzarote?

 
  • Team of experienced instructors - thousands of students have already been taught by us
  • Courses available in English, Spanish, German, Dutch or French
  • Flexible planning – structure the course around your holiday
  • Great dive sites in front of the dive center
  • Dives available from the boat or from the shore
  • All facilities (toilets, shower, changing rooms etc.) available on-site
  • Free transport service to and from your hotel in Playa Blanca
  • Complete your specialty course in a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Dive College Lanzarote is a PADI 5 star IDC Center and offers the following PADI Specialty courses:

Deep diver
Enriched air (nitrox) diver
Night diver
Search & recovery diver
Underwater navigator
Boat diver
Wreck diver
Emergency oxygen provider
Digital underwater photographer
Peak performance Buoyancy
Equipment specialist


DEEP DIVER

Mention a "deep dive" and watch the reactions. New divers want to know what it's like to go deep. More experienced divers who have already been deeper, talk with excitement. Discover the mysteries of the deep and keep it safe & fun.

Number of dives: 3

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver or have an equivalent rating.
2. Be 15 years of age or older.

Course overview

This course covers the knowledge, skills and techniques for deeper diving.
1. Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving.
2. Risk factors and decompression-tables review.
3. Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
4. Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations.
5. Procedures for flying after diving and high-altitude diving.
6. Orientation to recompression chambers


ENRICHED AIR DIVER (NITROX)

With Nitrox you can extend your bottom time and increase dive safety. If you are not cold and still have air in your tank but your table or dive computer tells you to go up, it's time to buy a thinner suit, smaller tank or do the Nitrox course. Because of the theory involved, it makes this course ideal for PADI eLearning. The program teaches you the use of Enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen.

Number of dives: 0

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
2. Be 12 years of age or older.

Course overview

This course covers the knowledge, skills and techniques for diving with Enriched air (Nitrox). You will learn how to analyze and mark your Nitrox tank as well as how to use the special dive planning tables for Nitrox.


NIGHT DIVER

A night dive is completely different. Certain species only come out at night. Some fish are hunting and some are sleeping. You may feel a little bit anxious going underwater in the dark for the first time. That's normal. But by the end of the course you will be fascinated with night diving.

Number of dives: 3

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have equivalent ratings.
2. Be 12 years of age or older.

Course overview

This course covers the knowledge and techniques of night diving.
1. The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving.
2. Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication.
3. Use of dive lights and buddy system techniques.
4. Disorientation and emergency procedures.
5. Orientation to nocturnal aquatic life.


SEARCH & RECOVERY DIVER

For most people if you lose something over the edge of a boat or into the water it's gone forever! But for search and recovery divers it's never gone - it's just wet. Join this course and learn all about search patterns and using lifting devices.

Number of dives: 4

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Junior Advanced Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating. OR
Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver AND PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality Diver or equivalent.
2. Be 12 years of age or older.

Course overview

This course covers the techniques and application of a variety of search and recovery methods.
1. The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of search and recovery diving.
2. Limited-visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques.
3. Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location, including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels.
4. Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices.


UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR

No more long surface swims or underwater searches to find your dive spot. Good navigation makes your dive more enjoyable, comfortable and increases the effectiveness of your dive plan.

Number of dives: 3

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have equivalent ratings.
2. Be 10 years of age or older.

Course overview

1. The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater navigation.
2. Methods of estimating distance underwater.
3. Natural navigation techniques.
4. Using underwater patterns.
5. Dive site relocation techniques.
6. Compass navigation techniques


BOAT DIVER

No long surface swims and more comfort because with a boat dive you enter the water above your dive site. Join us on this course and you will learn all about diving with boats and make some great dives from our boat.

Number of dives: 2

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or have equivalent rating.
2. Be 10 years of age or older.

Course overview

This course covers the knowledge and techniques of boat diving.
1. The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of boat diving.
2. Proper boat diving etiquette - storage of personal equipment, personal conduct and considerations for care of the boat.
3. Basic, common boat terminology.
4. Specific boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
5. Local boat diving laws and/or ordinances.
6. Overview of emergency / safety equipment needed on board private diving vessels.


WRECK DIVER

There is nothing like the thrill of diving on a wreck. Whilst descending, you are trying to catch a glimpse of it. For a moment your eyes try to work out what the shapes before you are, then you see the wreck, and discover what the vessel is. Nothing comes close to the feeling of penetrating a wreck for the first time.

Number of dives: 4

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver or have an equivalent rating.
2. Be 15 years of age or older.

Course overview

1. The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving.
2. The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels.
3. Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures.


EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

For recreational scuba divers emergency oxygen is the primary first aid and has become the standard of practise for treating divers with decompression illness. If you know how to administer oxygen you can help out a fellow diver and maybe save his or her life!

Number of dives: 0

Duration: 0.5 day

Before we start

Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn't include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don't need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.

Course overview

You learn how to:
• Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
• Properly setup equipment
• Administer emergency oxygen


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY DIVER

The beautiful colors, the shoals of fish, the encounters with sharks and rays... if only you could show all this to your non-diving family and friends. You can, join us on this course and learn all about digital underwater photography. Whether you're a scuba diver or a snorkler you will learn to take great digital underwater photos of the fascinating aquatic world. The photos are yours to take home and show everyone.

Number of dives: 2

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating or be a snorkeler
2. Scuba divers - be 10 years of age or older
Snorkelers - none

Course overview

In Level One you learn what equipment you need to take great underwater photographs, how to prepare your underwater photo system and basic underwater photo techniques. Level Two expands what you need to know about file formats, resolution settings, composing your photo, downloading photographs into your computer and adjusting them to look their best. It is possible to start this course today with PADI eLearning.


PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

If you ask divers how you can recognize a good diver, most will tell you great buoyancy control. Learn how to improve your buoyancy control and make your dives more comfortable and effortless. You'll even be using less air and weights.

Number of dives: 2

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating.
2. Be 10 years of age or older.

Course overview

1. Peak performance fundamentals such as buoyancy check, fine tuning buoyancy underwater and weight position and distribution.
2. Use of PADI's "Basic weighting guidelines".
3. An opportunity to polish buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level.


EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST

Want to know how your regulator functions or the name of that funny little hose on your BCD? Why not do this course and learn more about how dive equipment works and about maintenance of dive equipment.

Number of dives: 0

Before we start

1. Be certified as a PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Junior Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating.
2. Be 10 years of age or older.

Course overview

This course is to familiarize you with the operation and maintenance of equipment. It's not an equipment-repair course. Included in the course are:
1. theory, principles and operation of dive equipment.
2. routines, recommended care and maintenance procedures and equipment storage.
3. common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures.
4. simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment.

Dive college  lanzarote
    • Location

      C/C La Mulata
      Calle Lanzarote 1
      35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
      Canary Islands 

      Opening hours

      Monday-Saturday: 9AM-6PM
      Sunday: 9AM-6PM(July-Oct)