Courses

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Digital Underwater Photographer The PADI Digital UW & UW Photographer Courses with WEST SHORE SCUBA Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digi...

Peak Performance Buoyancy The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They gl...

Equipment Specialist The PADI Equipment Specialist Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it's a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear, or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for...

Underwater Videographer The PADI Underwater Videographer Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion, and dynamics of the underwater world: video.

Underwater Navigator The PADI Underwater Navigator Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

Discover the Adventure

Boat Diver The PADI Boat Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

Deep Diver The PADI Deep Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There is something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

Drift Diver The PADI Drift Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with t...

Dry Suit Diver The PADI Dry Suit Diver course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

Night Diver The PADI Night Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA As the sun sets, you put on your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the jetty or boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve dove this spot many times before, this time you drop in...

Wreck Diver The PADI Wreck Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of a mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes, and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of ...

Discover the Environment

Coral Reef Conservation Diver The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs.

Project Aware The Project AWARE Specialty with WEST SHORE SCUBA The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

Underwater Naturalist The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

Escape & Explore

Search and Recovery Diver The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They gl...

Sidemount Diver The PADI Sidemount Diver Course with WEST SHORE SCUBA

PADI Distinctive Specialties The PADI Distinctive Specialty Courses with WEST SHORE SCUBA PADI Instructors who have special scuba diving interests and expertise can write their own specialty diver courses. Some of the more popular distinctive specialty courses are described here, but your instructor may teach others that are specific to your lo...

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