For aspiring divers looking to get started, an open-water certification can seem like the end goal, but as anyone with his or her C-card can attest, it’s really only the beginning. An open-water certification indicates mastery of the basic skills required to stay safe underwater, but if you really want to thrive — and enjoy diving to its fullest — it takes experience and a range of new skills, customized to your interests and the places you want to dive.
PADI Specialty Courses
Specialties denoted with * requires a boat to complete them. Boat cost will be added on top of the course fees.
About the author/product creator. Darwin Bawasanta is the Founder & CEO of Dive Funatics. He is a PADI Silver Course Director, holds Specialty Instructor Trainer Rating for over 10 PADI Specialty Courses. He is likewise an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFR IT) and has been a consistent PADI Elite Instructor Award Recipient for four (4) consecutive years. Darwin has run a number of successful Instructor Courses, certified a lot of PADI Divemasters, and has worked with several Instructor Development Courses in Cebu, Bohol and Palawan. His professional profile may be found at LinkedIn.