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PADI Specialty courses

 Do you want to learn something new? Improve your skills? Dive with enriched air nitrox, learn how to independently shore dive, penetrate a ship wreck, take amazing underwater photos, improve your buoyancy, find out how your equipment works, and more. Atlantis Diving Curacao offers a range of specialty diver courses.

Specialty Courses

The PADI/ Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty is designed to equip divers of all experience levels with better knowledge of debris issues and empower them with the skills to complete ongoing Dive Against Debris surveys.

  •  Everything from planning the dive to reporting the debris data
  • The Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty prepares students to participate and support regular Dive Against Debris surveys
  • Or join other surveys, or, in case of more experienced divers, to start surveys of their own

 Conditions for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Open Water Diver, or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 12 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details:

  • 1 dive, half day
  • US$ 40 on top of your dive price (this course can be integrated with your dive trip)

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware

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Want to learn more about your dive equipment?

  • Learn how your equipment works
  • How to care for it properly
  • Even how to make basic repairs

This hands-on course will reveal the mysteries of your dive gear.

Conditions for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Scuba  Diver, or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 10 years of age.

Details:

  • no dive, half day
  • US$ 118 on top of your dive price (this course can be integrated with your dive trip)

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware

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Why choose this PADI course?

  • Learn in an easy way how much fun it is to dive from a boat!
  • You can visit dive   sites that are not accessible from shore,  just  swim with the   current and let the boat pick you up when you surface.

Duration:

  • 1 day with 2 dives

Costs:

  • US $ 198
  • All  tanks, transport, certification fee and the 9% tax  are included.

Additional information:

  • You will learn all about the procedures that come with boat diving and gain in-depth knowledge of dive boats.

Requirements for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Open Water Diver,  or a similar certification   from another organization.
  • Minimum   10 years of age.
  • Physically fit.   

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware on your behalf

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Become confident as a diver at deeper depths. Visit wrecks at depths a recreational diver can't reach and enjoy the thrill of deep diving.

  • The PADI Deep Diver course gives you more information about deep diving than the Advanced Open Water course.
  • The theory is more in-depth and you will make a total of 4 dives to a maximum of 40 m/120 ft.
  • After this course you will be able to independently plan and make deep dives (no decompression dives).
  • All needed tanks, transport, certification fee and  tax are included.

Conditions  for participation:

  • Be certified as PADI Advanced Diver or have a similar certification from another organization
  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Physically fit

Duration:

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware

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During this course you will learn all the basics of underwater photography, covered subjects are: macro and wide-angle, artificial light (flash) and natural light, composition and more. 

  • There will be a lot of emphasis on buoyancy control   so you will be able to fully concentrate on taking pictures without damaging the fragile underwater life.
  • You will make a total of 2 dives, and after each dive the pictures will be analyzed and explained for improvement.
  • The instructor will point out things that need to be corrected, which will improve the quality of the pictures immediately.
  • You will be ready to independently gain experience and refine the learned skills and techniques.
  • Receive your pictures afterwards!
  • All needed tanks, transport, certification fee and tax are included.

Conditions for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Open Water Diver, or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 10 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details:

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware on your behalf

Dive along some of the beautiful reefs or wrecks on Curacao and extend your dive time in a safe way.

  • The PADI Enriched Air specialty course is designed to teach you the knowledge and skills that you need to be able to plan and dive safely within the limits with the different Nitrox mixes.
  • You will learn how to use Nitrox mixes with oxygen percentages of 22% to maximum 40%.
  • The emphasis lies on the use of 32% and 36% mixes, because these are the most suited and available for the recreational diver. 
  • All needed tanks, transport, certification fee and tax are included. 

 Conditions for participation:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Minimum 12 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details:

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* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware on your behalf

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Do you want to be the one that identifies what fish you've seen during your dives? Then the PADI AWARE Fish ID is the course for you!

  • There are so many different species of fish and creatures, that it makes your dives even more enjoyable if you can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.
  • During the two dives you’ll learn how to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.
  • Learn more about Fish survey techniques and strategies.
  • The Instructor will tell you more about Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life.
  • All needed tanks, transport, certification fee and  tax are included.

Conditions for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Open Water Diver, or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 10 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details:

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware

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Why choose this PADI course?

  • Have more fun underwater by  being a leader in the dive.
  • Control your environment instead of feeling lost underwater.

Duration:

  • 1.5 days, with 3 dives

Costs:

  • US$ 279
  • All needed dive equipment, tanks, transport, certification fee and the 9% tax  are included.

Additional information: 

  • During the course you will learn to use different tools like a compass, that will enable you to navigate underwater.
  • You will  learn  natural navigation to enable you to find your way around underwater.
  • The advantages of being able to navigate underwater are numerous:  you conserve air,  will feel more secure by knowing where you are  and be capable to execute the dive plan. 

Requirements for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Open Water Diver,  or a similar certification from another   organization.
  • Minimum 10 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware

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Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined and three open water dives, you'll learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned using two cylinders.
  • Don’t walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. 
  • All needed tanks, transport, certification fee and  tax are included.

Conditions for participation:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 15 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details:

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware on your behalf

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Entering a wreck is fun and exciting to do and certainly mysterious! Wrecks attract underwater life so you will encounter a great diversity of life on each wreck you visit.

  •  In this course you'll focus on planning a wreck dive, dangers and hazards and how to avoid and or deal with them.
  • You will make a total of 4 dives and if the conditions are favorable you will go into the wreck.
  • You will check out the bridge, the hold and even the engine room.
  • Learn how to map, how to use lines and lights, plan the dive and dive the plan!
  • Nitrox certification strongly recommended.

Conditions for participation: 

  • PADI Advanced Diver or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 15 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details: 

  • 2 days, with 4 dives (days don't have to be consecutive)
  • US$ 295

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware on your behalf

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Did you ever look at other divers and thought "I wish my buoyancy was that good"? Then this course if for you!

  • Learn about the right amount of weights;
  • Body positioning;
  • Breathing and;
  • BCD usage that will have you looking like a pro in no time!

Conditions for participation:

  • PADI (junior) Open Water Diver, or a similar certification from another organization.
  • Minimum 10 years of age.
  • Physically fit.

Details:

* US$ 10 of the course fee is donated to Project Aware

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