PADI Specialty Courses

Specialties are designed to help you learn and master a specific diving skill.   Here at Scuba Works, we have designed our specialty classes to enhance your diving experience in our West Palm and Jupiter, FL waters.

To find out more information about one of these specialty courses, just click on the course title.

PADI Drift Diver Specialty

5-4 cottonwicksThe PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

Most of the diving in Palm Beach County is drift diving, so why not learn from the experts?

Price: $199
Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the deep that attracts some divers.

Here are some of the things you will learn:
  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
  • Nitrox Certification10-19-13 SHARK
  • Advanced Certification
  • Must be 15 years old
  • Two 2 Tank Boat Dives  (a $130 Value)
  • Class Materials
  • Tuition
  • PADI Certification Fee
Price: $299
PADI Fish ID Specialty

Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?”

The PADI Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. 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 every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

Here are some of the things you will learn:lots-of-fish
  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures
  • One 2 Tank Dive
  • Tuition
  • PADI Certification Fee
Price: $179
PADI Night Diver Specialty

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive 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.

Come explore the underwater world in a brand new light. Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.5-27 night dive turtle 1See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

  • Two 2 Tank Boat Dive Trips
  • Student Materials
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • Tuition
Price: $279
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

class 16What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

  • Dive Instruction at Phil Foster Park
  • PADI Certification Fee
  • Tuition
  • Class Materials
Price: $149
Responsible Underwater Hunting and Collecting

Looking to catch your own dinner of fresh fish and or lobster; Our PADI distinctive specialty, available only through Scuba Works, will expose you to the basic hunting and collecting skills you will need. Our course emphasizes safety and the basic techniques of spearfishing, lobstering, and collecting with a PADI Instructor. Skills such as spearfishing safety, basic shooting techniques, edible fish identification, basic hunting & stalking skills, how to choose the proper gun, loading and aiming techniques, and much more are taught in this course.

  • 15 Years Old and Older
  • Nitrox Certified
  • Advanced Open Water Certified
  • Classroom Training with a PADI Instructor (Approx. 3 hrs)
  • 1 Two Tank Dive Trip
  • Florida Fish Regulations Pamphlet
  • PADI Distinctive Specialty Certification Card

Additional Instructor/Hunting Guide led trips available to further enhance your skills.

Price: $249
Underwater Navigator

Scuba instructor teaching student how to use a compassBe the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course. Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

  • Navigation Training at Phil Foster Park
  • Class Materials
  • Tuition
  • PADI Certification Fee
Price: $139
Underwater Photography

6-30 diversUnderwater 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. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. We also offer private classes with a professional photographer, who has experience with most all types of shooting. Contact the shop for more details and price.

Standard course includes:
  • Instruction Dive at Phil Foster Park
  • Course Materials
  • Tuition
  • PADI Certification Fee
Price: $179
Wreck Diver

10-3-13 WRECKWhether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most 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.

  • Nitrox Certification
  • Advanced Certification
  • Must be 15 years old
  • Two 2 Tank Boat Trips - ( a $130 Value) - Wreck Diver Requires 4 Wreck Dives
  • Class Materials
  • Tuition
  • PADI Certification Fee
Price: $299
Self-Reliant Diver

The purpose of this Course is to recognize and accept the role of the buddy system and its contribution to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independence while diving

Skills, Knowledge, and Techniques To Be Developed
  • Value and application of the buddy system
  • Philosophy of, and motivation for, diving without a partner
  • Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage such risks
  • Value of equipment redundancy and what back up equipment is needed
  • Dive planning and gas management
7-8 mantaStudent Pre-Requisites
  • Must be PADI Advanced Open Water Certified or qualifying agency advanced certification
  • Minimum of 100 logged dives
  • Be at least 18 years of age
Certification Process and Requirements
  • Attend course knowledge presentation and review
  • Complete course skills assessment
  • Complete the 4 Open Water dives and all skills aboard our Dive Boat - 2 Dive Trips
  • Complete the Knowledge Review
Cost:  $449
Nitrox Diver

Nitrox diving jupiter beach floridaThe PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

The Course Process - What you learn
  • Pre Class Home Study includes a 35 page Study Manual and a 45 minute PADI DVD
  • You then meet with an Instructor for about 2 hours to review the Manual and learn to analyze scuba tanks filled with an EAN mix
You will also learn:
  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba 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.
Cost:  $129
  • Classroom session
  • Includes all materials and certification card

Must be 12 years old or older

Boat Diver

Boat diving jupiter beach floridSure there is a lot of shore diving in South Florida.  However, we think the best diving in and around Jupiter Beach, Fl is from a boat.  You may be asking yourself, "What is so different about diving from a boat" or "Why should I get a Boat Diver certification?"  The short answer is, so you know what to expect, and what is expected of you.  In the end, everyone has a better time.

What you will learn:
  • Boat terminology
  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including
    • how to enter and exit the water
    • where to stow gear
    • tipping standards
  • Boating safety and safety procedures
Cost: $199
Become a Master Scuba Diver

You have the passion! Do you want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving? The Master Scuba Diver Course is for you. This certification will bring you to the highest level of training on the recreational side of the house.

Here is what it takes to get there:
  • At least 12 years old
  • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Minimum of 50 logged dives
  • Minimum of five PADI Specialty Diver courses (listed above)