Specialty Courses

PADI Specialty courses are short courses from 2-4 dives which can be completed in as little as a day. As the name suggests they teach you specialised diving techniques in different areas of diving. Let’s look at the PADI Wreck Diver course as an example.

So, you have completed your Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses and during those you dived on a few wrecks. Now you know you have a passion for wreck diving and would like to learn more specialised techniques, and even be able to safely venture inside a wreck. Well, there is a course for that and even a specialized manual to study.  The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course consists of 4 dives which are conducted over a minimum of 2 days. Dive one is the Advanced Course elective Wreck dive so if you completed the wreck dive as part of your Advanced course you have the option to use it towards your Wreck Diver Specialty and save a little money. At Anchor Diving we recommend you complete the dive again, but it’s something to talk over with your instructor. So, what will you do on the course?  There is a Wreck manual to read, don’t worry it’s not as big as the Open Water manual and it’s a fun read full of useful information and there is a Wreck diving DVD to go with it. These are not included in the course fee; please feel free to contact us for prices. The course dives are all about teaching you how to dive safely on a wreck with a view to penetrating.

Dive One –  This is to get you familiar with the general condition and layout of the wreck. You will be working on buoyancy control and having a good look round taking note of any points of interest or hazardous areas.

Dive 2 –  Now it’s time to really get to know a wreck and learn how to map one. We take measurements and depth readings and you get a little home work – To draw a map of the wreck!

Dive 3 –  Now we are familiar with the layout and even have a map of a wreck we need to learn and practice a new skill. How to lay a line on a wreck as when you penetrate a wreck its sometime necessary to have a line so as to find your exit. Now, it would be a little foolish for us to take you inside a wreck to learn how to use a reel and line for the first time. So this dive is all about learning how to do it but on the outside of a wreck. It’s actually a really cool skill to know and great fun practicing it.

Dive 4 –  There are 2 options for this dive. Option one is to go inside the wreck with your line and obviously a lamp. Then there is option 2 for those of you that don’t really want to go inside, we can stay on the outside!

 

Wreck Diver

Sidemount Diver

The sidemount course consists of 1 confined dive and 3 open water dives.
On the first day we will try out your gear, do the confined dive and the first open water dive.
On the second day we will do the two remaining open water dives and finish off the course.
Duration: 2 days – 4 dives (1 confined, 3 open water)

Max Depth 30m (40m with Deep Diver)

Price:  €385

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Deep diver

Deep Diver

Extend your diving limits beyond 30m in some of the best diving found in Malta. But done in a controlled and safe way over 4 dives.

Duration: 2 days – 4 Dives

Max depth 40m

Price: €220

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Night Diver

In three dives, participants learn about equipment and communication requirements. Students will be surprised of the amount of life seen during night dives, which is normally not seen during the day.

Duration: 3 days – 3 Dives

Max depth 30m

Price: €185

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Wreck Diver

Wreck Diver

4 Dives are used to explore some of Malta’s wrecks (WW2 & others) and familiarise themselves with the techniques and equipment associated with wreck diving.

Duration: 2 days –  4 Dives

Max Depth 30m (40m with Deep Diver)

Price: €220

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Boat diver

Boat Diver

Get to know the correct procedures required when diving from a boat while enjoying two great dives.

Duration: 1 day – 2 Dives

Max Depth 30m
Price: €190 + boat €30 

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Participants learn how to fine tune their buoyancy during the dives of this course. Thus they would be able to get more out of their dives.

Duration: 1 day- 2 Dives

Max Depth 18-30M

Price: €140

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Enriched Air

Enriched Air

Two dives are used to train the divers in the use of ‘Enriched Air’ (NITROX) in order to extend the bottom time. You will use the nitrox mixture you produced during the course for the dives.

Duration: 2 days – 2 Dives

Max Depth Varies

Price: €155

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Multi Level Diver

In one day, students learn to work with dive computers correctly and the ‘wheel’ such as to extend their dive time safely. Duration: 1 day – 2 Dives

Max Depth 18-40M

Price: €160

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Dry Suit Course

Give you the basic skills to handle a dry suit. This course includes 2 dives. Very convenient to be dry when the sea is below 18 degrees and the weather becomes a little bit windy or cold. In Malta we recommend dry suit from December to April. Dry suit is provided in the course.

Duration: 1 day – 2 Dives and Confined water session

Max Depth 30m

Price: €180

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Underwater Navigator

A fundamental step for ‘independent’ diving is to learn how to get your way around. 3 dives are used to learn the main navigation techniques used in diving, including compass use.

Duration: 2 days – 3 Dives

Max Depth 30m

Price: €220

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Search and Recovery

Learn how to plan and execute an underwater search. In 4 dives students will try out different search scenarios and apply different search techniques.

Duration: 2 days – 4 Dives

Max Depth 30m

Price: €220

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