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PADI Specialty Courses

Starfish Diving School offers a full range of PADI Recreational Diving Courses from absolute beginners up to training for would-be instructors. Whichever PADI course you choose in our school, from learning to dive to advanced courses or specialty courses, you will immediately be impressed with the friendly, encouraging, professionalism of all our instructors.

All the diving instructors employed at Starfish Diving School are vastly experienced and able to teach in English, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian. The ratio of students to instructor is low in our school, which means you get the individual attention you need to make scuba diving a sport you want to return to time and time again!

Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or are already a scuba diver who is looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning®system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

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AWARE Fish Identification
AWARE Fish Identification

Duration: 1 Day (2 Dives)

Have you ever asked yourself, “What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

During two dives you gain hands-on experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You can learn more about Project AWARE by going to www.projectaware.org.

Search And Recovery Course
Search And Recovery Course

Duration: 2 Days (4 Dives)

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater. If you’re looking for the challenge and excitement – along with doing your good deed for the day – the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. It gives you the skills you need to find what’s been lost, and how to get it to the surface.

PADI Underwater Naturalist
PADI Underwater Naturalist

Duration: 1 Day (2 Dives)

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close? If you’re engrossed with life under the surface, the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is especially for you.

In your journey to underwater naturalist, the course teaches you about the different major aquatic life groupings and how they interact so that you understand what you observe in the underwater environment. With the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course under your belt, you see the aquatic world differently. You don’t see “fish,” but individual species with distinct strategies for surviving in a complex, interactive ecosystem.

PADI Night Diver Specialty Course
PADI Night Diver Specialty Course

Duration: 3 Dives

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The adventure, thrill and excitement of night diving can be yours when you complete your PADI Night Diver Specialty course. You learn about night dive planning, equipment and navigation. You practice these on three night dives, plus introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.

PADI Boat Diver Specialty Course
PADI Boat Diver Specialty Course

Duration: 1 Day (2 Dives)

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. The PADI Boat Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the various ways you stow gear, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type boat and the location.

PADI Underwater Navigator
PADI Underwater Navigator

Duration: 1/2 Days (3 Dives)

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Duration: 1 Day (2 Dives)

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them. Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself.

PADI Multilevel Diver
PADI Multilevel Diver

Duration: 1 day (2 dives)

In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. You’ll learn to use The Wheel TM version of the RDP for planning multilevel dives, making it a great companion for your dive computer (as well as a way to make multilevel dives if you forget to bring your computer).

PADI Wreck Diver
PADI Wreck Diver

Duration: 2 Days (4 Dives)

You drift down and pass through a window into the past. As you near the bottom, a recognizable shape begins to form. First, you see a straight line, then a round window. Next, a ship materializes in front of you. As you look at the wreck, past and the present meet.

PADI Deep Diver
PADI Deep Diver

Duration: 2 Days (4 Dives)

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – going deep to see things others can only dream about. In this course you will experience what it’s like to dive beyond 18 metres/60 feet . Down there, it’s different. It takes additional training. Here’s where you get it.

PADI Underwater Photographer
PADI Underwater Photographer

Duration: 1 Day (2 Dives)

Freeze time with an underwater camera and you tell a story that even nondivers can understand. Not only that, but you have a record and log of your adventures – more than the memories. Reliving a dive is as simple as looking at a photograph. Whether you’re a casual holiday snapper or a consummate photo pro, the PADI Underwater Photographer course teaches you the basics as they apply to taking photos underwater, with a special emphasis on practical techniques.

PADI Enriched Air Diver
PADI Enriched Air Diver

Duration: 1 Day (2 Dives)

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is 1 day’s training providing recreational divers with the knowledge needed to plan and execute recreational Nitrox dives. It consists of knowledge development, 2 practical application sessions and 2 optional Enriched Air training dives, taken from the boat or shore depending on which resort you are visiting. We do ask that you complete 1 day’s recreational diving before taking this course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.