Much of the worlds best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently.
Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.
With 71% of the planet covered in water, there is an abundance of life to be explored in our oceans. As divers, we are perfectly positioned to see the change over time and make an actual difference in protecting our watery planet.
This course teaches you about the intricacies of the coral reef system, how reefs are connected to the rest of the ocean and what we can do to prevent their decline.
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/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge.
Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver
Boats and currents are two common factors associated with many dive sites. Boaters don't always recognise that divers are in the area and current can carry you further than expected. Launching a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) before you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent.
Digital Underwater Imaging
If you like the underwater photos on this site, why not learn the tips and techniques for great underwater photography, and an amazing record of your own underwater adventures.
The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR like the pros.
This is another course that we love to teach on our exotic dive holidays as well as our many South Coast trips. You'll become comfortable in drifting along reef walls effortlessly while enjoying the view! When you are practiced at this, it feels like you are flying without wings! Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time.
This is one of our most popular courses at DiveMania Scuba. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.
There is incredible diving in the world's cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries to dive more places, more often.
Enriched Air Diver
If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations.
The PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments.
You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take make informed buying decisions and to take better care of your investment.
Emergency Oxygen Provider
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.
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
Excellent buoyancy control is a defining characteristic of a skilled divers. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings.
The PADI PPB Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
PADI AWARE - Ocean Conservation
As divers and ocean explorers, we are best-placed to see the changes in the ocean environment and can play an important part in protecting it!
If you want to learn more about how you can protect what we so very much enjoy seeing, sign up to the PADI Aware course and gain some skills and knowledge about the underwater world.
RNLI Sea Survival Diver
If you’re in danger at sea, knowing what to do can make the difference between life and death. You could be rescued more quickly or may not even need rescuing if you have the right diving survival skills and kit.
You will learn more about the UK coastal waters, practice techniques for staying afloat and explore some of the emergency equipment that divers can carry to assist in a rescue.
Search & Recovery Diver
People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even from their hands while diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you.
There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.
The buddy system is recognised as one of the key safety principles when scuba diving, however, the Self-Reliant Diver will be taught skills and develop independence that will make them a stronger partner underwater.
During this course you will learn when diving alone may be applicable or necessary and the need to compensate for those situations, you will also understand the philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner.
Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides.
Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go.
The world changes underwater at night, everything from different critters to the requirement to light your own way, diving at night is a slower affair, looking for detail, its amazing what you can see.
Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light
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. These are the tools we use as instructors to guide you in classes and on underwater tours
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life.
The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices. If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
Zombie Apocalypse Diver
We are just one of two dive schools around London who can bring you this fun and educating experience.
ESCAPE THE APOCOLYPSE
This is arranged as a one day event with a minimum of 4 customers, that will include theory, and two fun dives.