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PADI & SSI Dive Courses with Emperor Divers

Speciality Courses

Duration: 1-2 days

PADI - The Way the World Learns to Dive     Scuba Schools International

Diving is simply great, but speciality courses make diving even better! Here are five reasons to choose a speciality course with Emperor Divers:

  • You will either learn knowledge or practice skills - or both - which are guaranteed to make your diving safer or more interesting - or both!
  • We have a full range of speciality courses from both SSI and PADI, meaning you have a huge choice - pick whatever interests you
  • We have cherry-picked some specialties that help you make the most out of each of our unique locations and see the best they have to offer
  • Specialities help you attain PADI Master Scuba Diver or SSI Speciality Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water and SSI Master Diver ratings
  • All our specialties are priced as bolt-ons to your scuba diving package, with all materials and certification fees included, so it's very easy to add one to your diving package at any time - even when you're in resort

So which Speciality should you do?

Quite simply there are three must do's, which unsurprisingly are our top sellers. Here's what and why:

  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy/SSI Perfect Buoyancy
    Learn underwater control, lose some weight from your belt and extend your dive time by improving your air consumption. You'll achieve all three - we promise!
  • PADI Enriched Air/SSI EAN Nitrox
    The most popular speciality in the world. More and more divers are choosing Nitrox for longer, safer dives. Join the club
  • PADI Deep Diver/SSI Deep Diving
    The only speciality that gets you a new depth rating. Dive to the limit of recreational diving and see what life's like at 40mt
Speciality Courses
Speciality Courses

But we also recommend some specialties for our individual dive resorts:

  • El Gouna is perfect for PADI Naturalist/SSI Naturalist and PADI Digital Underwater Photographer/SSI Underwater Photography. The reefs around El Gouna provide a great variety of fauna, especially the small 'macro' stuff which make great photography subjects and usually have very interesting interconnecting lives to discover.
  • Sharm El Sheikh is great for PADI Drift/SSI Waves, Tides & Currents and PADI Night Diver/SSI Night & Limited Vis. Who wouldn't want to learn the tricks the dive guides know to plan and execute dives in the current-swept sites of Ras Mohamed and Tiran? And Sharm is one of the few resorts where you can night dive from a boat - a stunning experience.
  • Marsa Alam, of course, recommends their Emperor Divers exclusive PADI Dugong Appreciation Speciality, and also PADI Digital Underwater Photographer/SSI Underwater Photography. Dyson the dugong (sea cow), featured in many magazine articles, is a huge draw to Marsa Alam and you can learn more about him and how to dive with large marine mammals, all the while giving yourself the best chance to meet him underwater. And with award-winning and serious photographers on the instructional team, you can be sure to get a photo course that really helps to bring your photography skills forward, no matter whether you're new to underwater photography or a seasoned hand.
  • Hamata is well set up for you to do your PADI Night Diver/SSI Night & Limited Vis. or PADI Boat Diver/SSI Boat Diving. The onsite house reef and jetty provides easy access for night dives, varied dive profiles and the marine life is mind blowing at night! And when you have the Fury Shoals as your local dive sites, but can only access them by boat, learning the techniques of diving from day boats and RIBs will help you see the best this paradise has to offer.

Course Prerequisites

Please read our full Terms & Conditions (PDF).

Additional charges

  • Full equipment rental if required: 25 Euro per day
  • Diving day/package