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PADI Specialty Courses

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PADI Specialty Courses

Do you have an interest in a specific underwater environment, condition or discipline (night, wreck, deep, photography, eco etc.)? Complete a series of dives and corresponding knowledge development sessions with a Ban’s Specialty Instructor and you’ll unlock areas of the ocean with greater confidence in your related skill set. Go deeper, stay longer and see a whole new world!

Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth, take the plunge and feel narcosis at 40 meters.

4 Openwater dives
Min age : 15


Digital Underwater Photographer

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. It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family.

2 Openwater dives
Min age : 12

+ ฿2,000 for camera rental

Wreck Diver

Divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

4 Openwater dives / Min age : 15


Underwater Navigation

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

3 Openwater dives / Min age : 10


Night Diver

Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

3 Openwater dives / Min age : 12

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A.W.A.R.E. Fish ID

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?” You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on all future dives because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

2 Openwater dives / Min age : 10


Under Water Naturalist

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.

2 Openwater dives / Min age : 10


Peak Performace Bouyancy

Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. Specializing in buoyancy refines the basic skills you learned in your open water and elevates them to the next level.

2 Open water dives / Min age : 10


Diver Propulsion Vehicles

DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking.

2 Openwater dives / Min age : 12

฿7,500 includes DPV rental

Enriched Air Diver

This is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

2 Openwater dives / Min age : 12

7,000 Baht
5,100 Baht
if combined with advance course
Nitrox Enriched Air Specialty Ban's Diving Koh Tao
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Of those who continued their dive education and chose a Specialty Course to complete, here were the most popular choices:

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