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Training Centre

The Old Waterworks

Shefford Road

Clophill

Bedfordshire

MK45 4BT

01525 862222

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5 Howard Park Corner

(Bottom of Station Road)

Letchworth

Hertfordshire

SG6 1PQ

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Speciality Courses

Drysuit Speciality

If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you will need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality course comes in.

During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Speciality course, you will not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you will get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you have mastered confined water, it is time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organisation, techniques, problems and buoyancy control.

This Speciality course also counts toward one of the five required dives for the Master Scuba Diver Certification.

£110.00

Nitrox Speciality

Ever run out of no-decompression time, but still not quite taken your best fishy photograph? Ever had to end your dive after seeing only half of the wreck? Ever wished you could stay in the water for just that little bit longer?

Diving with more Oxygen and Less Nitrogen = More Fun!

18m on air = 56 minutes max
18m on 32% EANx = 95 minutes
18m on 36% EANx = 125 minutes.

Well, with the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course, you can.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course is designed to familiarise you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of Enriched Air diving. The course will serve as a supervised introduction to diving using Enriched Air containing 22% to 40% oxygen.

The course has an emphasis on the two most popular Enriched Air mixes, 32% and 36%, but caters for any mix from 22% right up to 40% During the course you will learn how to balance all the pros and cons of enriched air diving. You will learn about when it is most beneficial to use enriched air, and what additional safety precautions you should undertake.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course will allow you to use Enriched Air while diving, giving you more time to take photographs, more time see the rest of the wreck, or simply more time to enjoy your dive.

Time is precious, do not delay! Enrol on the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course with us today and stop wasting your precious time!

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£125.00

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Does your diving have its ups and downs? Does your buddy have a sore neck from always looking to see where you are? Does your buoyancy control leave a little something to be desired?

If so, then the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality Course could be just what you need to solve the problem!!!

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality Course is designed to assist you in obtaining buoyancy skills far beyond that of the average Open Water Diver. During the course you will learn through knowledge development and practice how to enhance your ability to control your buoyancy and so become more controlled in the water. Once more, your buddy will appreciate diving with you more than ever, knowing that you have buoyancy control far beyond that of the average diver.

In addition to this, you'll be playing your part in protecting the environment. Every diver knows that good buoyancy control is essential to avoid damaging the fragile coral reefs and other aquatic life that are present in many of today's diving destinations. This basic but important skill is often overlooked by many divers, but it is also an essential skill that will form a solid foundation for all other PADI Specialty Courses.

Don't let your diving have its ups and downs!!! Enrol on a PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course with us today and get yourself under control!!!

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£120.00

Wreck Diving Speciality

Are you interested in ships and the history of the naval fleets? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on the deck of a sunken ship at 30 metres? Have you ever wanted to dive a wreck but did not feel that you could do it safely?

If you answer yes to any of these questions then you should enrol on a PADI Wreck Diver Speciality Course!!!

The PADI Wreck Diver Speciality Course is designed to familiarise you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and fun of wreck diving. The course will serve as a safe, supervised introduction to wreck diving.

During the course you will develop the ability to explain the historical value of wrecks, the social and moral issues surrounding them and local and national laws regarding wrecks around the coast of your own country. You will know how to research a wreck to find its history and background, and you will also know how to plan and organise your wreck dives to make them as safe and fun as possible. You will be able to identify the potential hazards and dangers of a wreck so avoiding any chance of injury or accident. These will include being able to identify the dangers and hazards of a wreck penetration dive and the procedures required to minimize those hazards.

If you have never been interested in ships before, you will be after completing the PADI Wreck Diver Speciality Course. Once you have been introduced to wreck diving, you will never look back. This is a fascinating speciality course which is guaranteed to give your diving a new goal!!!

Do not delay, those wrecks are waiting!!! Enrol on the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course with us today and get wrecked!!!

What do I need?

Must be a PADI Adventure diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation) and be at least 15 years old.

What special equipment do I need?
 

  • Torch

  • Backup torch

  • Slate

  • Reel

  • Surface Marker Buoy

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£200.00

Night Diver Speciality

Does your diving day end when the sun goes down? Are you tired with the same old dive sites and feel as if you need some more excitement? Do you want to experience the adventure and excitement of a night dive but lack the confidence and knowledge to be able to do it safely?

If your answer to any of these three questions is yes, then what you need is to take the PADI Night Diver Speciality Course!!!

The PADI Night Diver Speciality Course will familiarise you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and enjoyment of night diving. The course is designed to serve as a supervised introduction to the fascinating world of night diving and includes open water night dives as part of the course. You will also learn about the specialised equipment requirements and specialised techniques used exclusively when night diving, to make your night dives as enjoyable and as safe as possible.

Familiar dives sites will become new and exciting places to explore under the cover of darkness. You will see many strange and mysterious creatures that only come out at night, and some that act completely differently from how they usually do during the daylight hours.

Don't let your diving stop when the sun goes down!!! Enrol on a PADI Night Diver Speciality Course with us today and gear up for the adventure.

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£150.00

Digital Underwater Photography Speciality

Would you like to show your friends how beautiful the underwater world is? If so, this course is the right one for you! By taking the PADI Digital Underwater Photography speciality course you will soon be making pictures like the pros. And you will also learn to process your photos on a computer.

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography speciality course has a two-level design:

Level 1:

  • Point-and-shoot cameras and their practicalities

  • White balancing

  • Colour filters

  • Taking photographs without external flash



Level 2

  • Using histograms

  • File formats

  • Image resolution

  • Picture composition

  • Organisation and archiving



You will also get to learn the PADI S.E.A. method (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) of digital underwater photography. In order to participate in Level 1 of the PADI Digital Underwater Photography speciality course you need to have completed a PADI Open Water Diver course (or a higher course), and successful completion of Level 1 is the prerequisite for Level 2. The duration for both levels is 4 hours each. Participation in both levels is also open for snorkelers who will receive a non-diving certificate after successful completion.

The course materials include the new PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and an underwater white-balance slate.

Certified divers can get Level 2 credited as an adventure dive for the PADI Adventures in Diving program. 

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational scuba diving!

£120.00

Full Face Mask Speciality

Instead of asking why you should dive with an Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask (IDM), maybe you should ask yourself - why not?.

If you have never used one before, you may be unaware of the features and benefits an Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask provides.

Whether you have been diving for years or just earned your diving qualification, common goals unite all divers - safety, comfort, and of course, adventure, just to name a few. You depend upon your dive gear to help you reach these goals each time you dive.

An Ocean Reef Full Face Mask could be just the piece of gear you need to enhance your future diving adventures.

Professionals use Integrated Diving Masks because they offer extra protection when diving in extreme conditions, and until recently Integrated Diving Masks were only available to these divers. However, user-friendly design and affordable prices have made the Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask systems accessible for all divers. 

Today, lack of awareness is all that stands between a recreational diver and
an Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask.

What do I need to start?

All kit can be provided for the course if you do not own or have access to the basics.

What will I do?
 

  • What is the Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask Neptune System

  • What are the various parts

  • How to breathe using a Integrated Diving Mask

  • How to set up the Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask

  • Donning and Doffing an Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask

  • Removal and Replacement techniques (safety drill)

  • Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask in water positions

How long will it take?

  • The course is conducted over one evening of theory followed by a confined water session to practice the new skills for Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask diving

  • One day spent doing a minimum of 2 training dives

 

Why not come into the store and try one on?

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£150.00

Search and Recovery Speciality

Have you ever lost anything in the water? Have you ever wanted to help in a search but didn't know what to do? Do you want to learn more about search and recovery techniques?

If you answer yes to any of these questions then you should consider taking the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Speciality course!!!

The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course is designed to familiarize you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and fun of search and recovery diving. The course will serve as a safe, supervised introduction to search and recovery diving.

During the course you will develop your practical knowledge of search and recovery diving which will enable you to plan, organize, and carry out search and recovery dives.

Objects are always getting lost in the water at dive sites. Imagine knowing what to do whether you are looking for a diver's torch, a lost outboard engine or even a sunken boat. With the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Speciality Course you will!!! This is one of the most useful PADI speciality courses on offer, and after completion it will prove to be a valuable asset time and time again.

Don't lose any time!!! Enrol on the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Speciality Course with us today, and never lose anything again!!! You may even earn some cash!!

 

What special equipment do I need?
 

  • Underwater compass

  • Reel

  • Surface Marker Buoy



From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£120.00

DPV Speciality

If you want an introduction to the excitement of moving through the water with no effort, then this is your course. we now offer this exciting speciality.

What will I do?

During the program, you will learn the techniques you need to know for safe diver propulsion vehicle operation. This includes:
 

  • Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards

  • Equipment and procedure considerations

  • How to avoid harming fragile aquatic life

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£120.00

Surface Marker Buoy Speciality

The PADI SMB Diver Speciality Course covers the knowledge and techniques required for the safe use of Surface Marker Buoys and delayed Surface Marker Buoys.

It is designed to familiarise you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and fun of diving with and deploying SMBs.

Why use a DSMB / SMB?

1. Surface Marker Buoys serve a range of purposes. They are used to:

  • Allow shore cover / boat support to identify an ascending diver

  • Alert boat traffic to the presence of a diver

  • Provide a visual reference for ascending divers

2. Surface Marker Buoys are popular for use in areas with heavy boat traffic, or where divers may be drifting in a current.


3. Delayed Surface Marker Buoys are popular where divers are unable to return to the shot line to ascend, or where divers may not have a visual reference once they end the dive.

Enrol on the PADI SMB Diver Speciality Course with us today!!!

From here you can complete further speciality courses, and remember with 5 specialities under your belt you will become a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional rating in recreational Scuba Diving!

£120.00

Self Reliant Diver

Experience the freedom and independence that all divers can now enjoy after completing the Self Reliant Diver program.

When the buddy system works, it works well, but many divers are often left in challenging situations when diving with buddies either taking photographs or just with a bad diving partner. The purpose of the Self-Reliant Diver programme is to provide exposure to the skills needed to look after oneself in such a situation, with emphasis on the importance of proper dive planning as a means to avoid these situations in the first instance. The course will also benefit divers wishing to get exposure to technical diving without wanting to commit to a decompression based course.

What do I need to start?

It is not a course for everyone and certainly not one to be taken lightly so the prerequisites have been set accordingly. 

These are:- 

  • 18 years or over

  • PADI Advanced OW or equivalent

  • a minimum of 100 logged dives

  • pass a skills assessment.


What will I do?

Once you have met the prerequisites you will then complete a classroom based knowledge development session/equipment workshop, followed by pool drills culminating in a series of three open water training dives. You will develop your knowledge in areas including dive planning, risk management and equipment considerations for self reliant diving. Within the open water phases of your PADI Self Reliant Diver Course at Stoney Cove you will practice and perfect your abilities in areas including gas management, solo out of gas drills, pony bottle deployment, buoyancy control and trim, SMB usage and backup mask exchange mid-water.

As this is aimed at the already experienced diver it is taken as read that you will already be in possession of appropriate active-diver equipment, including full kit, pony cylinder set or stage cylinder, DSMB and reel, spare mask, line cutter or knife, 2 x dive computers and an audible signaling device.

Planning, preparation, redundant equipment and regular skills practice (during this course and beyond it when you are qualified and out there on your own) - all become routine for self reliant divers.

You will learn to dive with back-up (redundant) gas systems, and practice bail-out drills for out of gas emergencies.

You will build depth-time-gas awareness through repeated monitoring, and you will constantly be committed to self reliance and safety.

£260.00

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