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PADI Specialty Diver courses - what is it?

PADI Specialty Diver Courses (PADI Specialties) on Koh Tao Island - it’s 1-2 days diving courses, which provide more in-depth knowledge, unique skills and techniques in a particular area or related to a specific underwater activity.

PADI Specialty courses are a fun and flexible way to hone your diving skills and knowledge into the areas that you’re really interested in!
All divers have various interests. Some divers like to explore shipwrecks and want to get more information and experience in this area. A lot of people want to dive deeper and stay underwater longer. Others are interested in taking underwater photos or video. Some of them are happy to do a particular activity, like looking for lost objects underwater.
We will help you to improve your diving skills and explore your favorite areas of interest in a flexible and focused way.

PADI Specialties - credits for training dives

When participating in PADI Specialty Diver Courses you may get credit for dives from previous courses. For example, if you’re already completed your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you’ve done Deep dive as a required dive, this means you have completed the first dive of PADI Deep Diver specialty course. So, if you continue your training and complete three more Deep dives, you will earn PADI Deep Diver specialty certification (as there are 4 training dives in PADI Deep Diver course). In this case, PADI Deep Diver course cost will be lower in proportion to the number of dives.
It works the opposite way as well. With PADI Underwater Navigator certification, for example, you have to complete only 4 training dives instead of 5 to receive your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate.

What PADI Specialties are available on Koh Tao Island?

There are 33 PADI Specialty Courses available in the PADI system. Some of them require special equipment or special diving conditions, so not all of them are available in our Diving Centers. Obviously, we are not able to conduct some Specialties such as Ice Diver, Altitude Diver or Drift Diver due to the lack of ice, mountains or strong currents.

Discount up to 10% for online booking on website

No prepayment or deposit is needed for booking! Just specify the arrival date, the number of participants and the specialty course you are interested in and save up to 12%. Additional discounts for two or more students.

The cost of all PADI Specialty Course includes:

  • Training materials on your language
  • International PADI Specialty diver eCard™
  • Equipment rental
  • Tea, coffee, fruits and snacks on the boat
  • Insurance

if necessary, we will arrange accommodation for you on Koh Tao in the hotels of our partners with a special discount of up to 20%

PADI Specialty Courses on Koh Tao Island

PADI Boat Diver Specialty Course

Boat Diver. Expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards: boat terminology, boat diving procedures and etiquette, boating safety and emergency equipment location.

Number of dives: 2 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Boat Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿5,900
Price for booking on this website ฿5,300

 

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PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course

Deep Diver. Extend your dive limits! After completing this specialty course, you will gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge for planning and executing dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters.

Number of dives: 4
Prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 15 years

The cost of PADI Deep Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿7,700
Price for booking on this website ฿6,950

 

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PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course

Digital Underwater Photographer. This specialty course helps you easily achieve great photo results. You’ll discover the principles of good composition of underwater images, the practical techniques for taking great photos with your digital camera, etc.

Number of dives: 4
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿5,900
Price for booking on this website ฿5,300

 

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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course

Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV). How to use DPV to see more and have fun doing it.

Number of dives: 2 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿6,500
Price for booking on this website ฿5,850

 

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PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Course

Emergency Oxygen Provider. How to recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and be prepared to offer aid.

Number of dives: None
Prerequisites: None
Minimum age: None

The cost of PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿4,500
Price for booking on this website ฿4,050

 

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PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) Specialty Course

Enriched Air Diver. The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more non-decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
PADI Enriched Air Diver certificate can be received by completing only a theoretical course or you also have the option of completing two open water enriched air dives

Number of dives: 2 dives (optional)
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Enriched Air Diver course on Koh Tao (Theory only):

Course price ฿4,500
Price for booking on this website ฿4,050

The cost of PADI Enriched Air Diver course on Koh Tao (Theory + 2 training dives):

Course price ฿6,500
Price for booking on this website ฿5,850

 

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PADI Fish Identification Specialty Course

 Fish Identification. Learn how to recognize the creatures that you see during the dive and identify the main fish families and their characteristics.

Number of dives: 2 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Fish Identification course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿5,900
Price for booking on this website ฿5,300

 

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PADI Night Diver Specialty Course

Night Diver. The underwater world changes in the night as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. Discover a new underwater world.

Number of dives: 3 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Night Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿7,700
Price for booking on this website ฿6,950

 

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PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course

Peak Performance Buoyancy. Excellent buoyancy control is what distinguishes experienced scuba divers.
Learning some special techniques will help you improve this skill further.

Number of dives: 2 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿5,900
Price for booking on this website ฿5,300

 

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PADI Search & Recovery Diver Specialty Course

Search and Recovery Diver. Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective ways to look for objects underwater and use a lift bag for heavy objects.

Number of dives: 4 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Search and Recovery Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿7,700
Price for booking on this website ฿6,950

 

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PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty Course

Self-Reliant Diver. Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learn how to carry out dives without a partner on this course.

Number of dives: 3 dives
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent with minimum 100 logged dives
Minimum age: 18 years

The cost of PADI Self-Reliant Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿9,800
Price for booking on this website ฿8,800

 

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PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course

Sidemount Diver. A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside the diver) offers more flexibility and better streamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of sidemount diving.

Number of dives: 3 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 15 years

The cost of PADI Sidemount Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿9,800
Price for booking on this website ฿8,800

 

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PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Course

Underwater Navigator. Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn how to use your compass more accurately. These skills come in handy for any dive.

Number of dives: 3 dives
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Underwater Navigator Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿7,000
Price for booking on this website ฿6,300

 

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PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course

Wreck Diver. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and are usually teeming with aquatic life. Every wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery.

Number of dives: 3 dives
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 15 years

The cost of PADI Wreck Diver course on Koh Tao:

Course price ฿7,700
Price for booking on this website ฿6,950

 

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