Continue Diving with PADI Specialties

PADI Deep Diver


After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about depth that attracts dives. The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating. During this course, you will learn –

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres
  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

PADI Deep Diver certification counts toward your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating – the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving.


PADI Dry Suit Diver

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enrol in the Dry Suit Diver course.

Clearly a dry suit is necessary along with your basic scuba equipment. The staff at Batemans Bay Dive Adventures will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.

PADI Enriched Air Diver (EANx)

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no-stop dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive dives.

You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer 

You can also complete the theory for this course online via PADI eLearning and learn in your own home, rather than in a classroom, click here to sign-up now.



PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.

Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional at Batemans Bay Dive Adventures, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera

You can also complete the theory for this course online via PADI eLearning and learn in your own home, rather than in a classroom, click here to sign-up now.


NSW South Coast Nudibranch ID Distinctive Specialty

Learn to be able to visually find, document and identify marine gastropod molluscs Nudibranch’s on the South Coast of NSW Australia. This distinctive specialty will also help you to better understand, appreciate and learn more about the underwater environment that we enjoy so much and wish to keep for as long as possible here on the NSW South Coast. The course will give you the knowledge to photograph, sketch, log and document Nudibranch’s whilst diving.

This course contains knowledge development, and two open water training dives. Prerequisites for this Distinctive Specialty are PADI Open Water Diver and minimum 12 years old.

Ask Batemans Bay Dive Adventures for more information today!