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 PADI Specialty Diver Courses - what is it?

PADI Specialty Diver Courses (PADI Specialties) Thailand -  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 videos. Some of them are happy to do a particular activity, like looking for lost objects underwater.Maybe someone wants to do something to save our planet and would like to know more about coral reef conservation.
We will help you to improve your diving skills and explore your favorite areas of interest in a flexible and focused way.

Attention!

The practical part of the course will be conducted on Koh Tao as there are no dive sites around Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. For your convenience and to save your time, transfer by high-speed catamaran to Koh Tao island and back, and the cost of your accommodation on Koh Tao for the duration of training is included in the course price.

PADI Specialties Courses - 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 at “Scuba Birds” Diving Centers?

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. For example 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.

Book on our website today and get up to 12% discount

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 Courses includes:

  • Transfer to Koh Tao and back by High-Speed Catamaran "Lomprayah" (for Koh Phangan and Koh Samui islands)
  • Accommodation on Koh Tao for the duration of the course (for Koh Phangan and Koh Samui islands)
  • Training materials on your language
  • International PADI Specialty diver eCard™
  • Equipment rental
  • Tea, coffee, fruits and snacks on the boat
  • Insurance

The following PADI Specialty courses are available in our Dive Centers on Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan:

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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Boat Diver Course:

PADI Boat Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿5,900 ฿5,300
PADI Boat Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿8,000 ฿7,050
PADI Boat Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿7,600 ฿6,700

 

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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:

PADI Deep Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿7,700 ฿6,950
PADI Deep Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿9,800 ฿8,650
PADI Deep Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿9,400 ฿8,300

 

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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:

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty course on Koh Tao ฿5,900 ฿5,300
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty course on Koh Samui ฿8,000 ฿7,050
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿7,600 ฿6,700

 

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PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Course

Diver Propulsion Vehicle. How to use DPV to see more and have fun doing it.
Number of dives: 2
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course:

PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle specialty course on Koh Tao ฿6,500 ฿5,850
PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle specialty course on Koh Samui ฿8,600 ฿7,600
PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿8,200 ฿7,250

 

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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:

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course on Koh Tao ฿4,500 ฿4,050
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course on Koh Samui ฿6,600 ฿5,800
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿6,200 ฿5,500

 

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PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) Specialty Course

Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox). 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 (optional)
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Enriched Air Diver Course (Theory only):

PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿4,500 ฿4,050
PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿6,600 ฿5,800
PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿6,200 ฿5,500

The cost of PADI Enriched Air Diver Course (Theory + 2 training dives):

PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿6,500 ฿5,850
PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿8,600 ฿7,600
PADI Enriched Air Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿8,200 ฿7,250

 

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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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Fish Identification Course:

PADI Fish Identification specialty course on Koh Tao ฿5,900 ฿5,300
PADI Fish Identification specialty course on Koh Samui ฿8,000 ฿7,050
PADI Fish Identification specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿7,600 ฿6,700

 

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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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Night Diver Course:

PADI Night Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿7,700 ฿6,950
PADI Night Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿9,800 ฿8,650
PADI Night Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿9,400 ฿8,300

 

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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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course:

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy. specialty course on Koh Tao ฿5,900 ฿5,300
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy. specialty course on Koh Samui ฿8,000 ฿7,050
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy.r specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿7,600 ฿6,700

 

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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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 12 years

The cost of PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course:

PADI Search and Recovery Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿7,700 ฿6,950
PADI Search and Recovery Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿9,800 ฿8,650
PADI Search and Recovery Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿9,400 ฿8,300

 

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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
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:

PADI Self-Reliant Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿9,800 ฿8,800
PADI Self-Reliant Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿11,900 ฿10,550
PADI Self-Reliant Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿11,500 ฿10,200

 

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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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 15 years

The cost of PADI Sidemount Diver Diver Course:

PADI Sidemount Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿9,800 ฿8,800
PADI Sidemount Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿11,900 ฿10,550
PADI Sidemount Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿11,500 ฿10,200

 

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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
Prerequisites: (Junior) Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 10 years

The cost of PADI Underwater Navigator Diver Course:

PADI Underwater Navigator Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿7,000 ฿6,300
PADI Underwater NavigatorDiver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿9,100 ฿8,050
PADI Underwater NavigatorDiver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿8,700 ฿7,700

 

 

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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
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver certificate or equivalent
Minimum age: 15 years

The cost of PADI Wreck Diver Course:

PADI Wreck Diver specialty course on Koh Tao ฿7,700 ฿6,950
PADI Wreck Diver specialty course on Koh Samui ฿9,800 ฿8,650
PADI Wreck Diver specialty course on Koh Phangan ฿9,400 ฿8,300

 

 

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