PADI – Distinctive Specialty

A ll distinctives specialties are described here but your PADI instructor can teach you another specialty according to your location. Check with SSS Phuket which one is available in your area.

Shark Conservation

M arine ecosystems need sharks but they are in a global decline. You will complete two dives during this course and you will learn why sharks are disappearing.

Lionfish

L ionfish come from Pacific Ocean, they have no predators in the North-Western Atlantic and in The Caribbean, that’s why they are more and more present in this area. You will complete two dives and learn how to control lionfish population and how you can capture and euthanize them.

Sea Turtle

W hale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea but people don’t know so much about sharks population and their activities. During this specialty, you will complete two dives or two snorkeling day trips and observe thise mysterious fish. You will learn about whale sharks behavior and biology, thanks to research, we have more information about this species.

Whale Shark Protection

W hale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea but people don’t know so much about sharks population and their activities. During this specialty, you will complete two dives or two snorkeling day trips and observe thise mysterious fish. You will learn about whale sharks behavior and biology, thanks to research, we have more information about this species.

Free Diver

F ree Diving is one of the distinctive specialty, it’s more and more famous worldwide. During three dives, including one dive in confined water, you will learn breath and rescue techniques for free divers and physiological effects on your body.

Independent Diver

M ost of the time, scuba divers dive with a partner but experienced divers may want to dive alone. During this course, you will complete three dives and learn about risks of diving alone and the importance of the equipment. You will become more independant in the water and you will be a stronger partner in a team.

Surface Marker Buoy

S urface Marker Buoy allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, it will helps you to alert boat traffic, it can also be a visual reference for ascending divers. You will complete two dives and learn how to use surface marker buoy in your local area.

Continuing Education

The possibilities to continue after your specialty are: