Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive?

Then dive dry. Unlike a wetsuit, a drysuit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months, especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves. As a dry suit diver, you're equipped to scuba dive many of the incredible dive sites in the world's cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a drysuit even in their warmer months.

To complete the PADI Drysuit Diver Speciality you must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)

The PADI Drysuit Diver:

-Covers Basic dry suit repairs and suit maintanance
-How to pack a dry suit to prevent damage
-Handling and avoiding potential problems
-Buoyancy control
-Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.


-Price £195.... Book Today!

 

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PADI Speciality of the month

 

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider; Know what to do when no-one else does!!

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Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course is an entry-level emergency oxygen course that also teaches you how to recognize dive illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn?t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers ? boat crew, nondiving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don?t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.

 


In PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider you will learn:

- Uses of Emergency Oxygen

- Diving Injuries
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- Safety Considerations Using Emergency Oxygen

- Maintaining Emergency Oxygen Equipment

- Assembly and Disassembly of an Emergency Oxygen Systems

- Non-Rebreather Mask Use for a Breathing Diver

- Demand Inhalator Valve Use for a Breathing Diver

- Pocket Mask Use with Oxygen for a Nonbreathing Diver

- Manualy Triggered esuscitator Valve Use for a Nonbreathing Diver

 

Cost: ?75

 

Contact the centre to book

Take the best pictures of your life.

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality course. You can quickly and easily capture the underwater world with your camera and on your computer. During the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality course, you learn to use the PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine and Adjust) method, which takes full advantage of digital technology. The result is good underwater photos faster than you may imagine. You not only learn how to take good photos, but how to share them with your friends via email or printing, optimising your work with your computer, storage and more.

 

PADI Boat DIver Speciality

The PADI Boat Diving Speciality makes reaching those more remote sites so easy...added to the fun of a trip on a boat, whether it be a relaxed hard boat or perhaps a more exhilarating RIB ride, it all goes towards making your diving trip even more fun and enjoyable.

No More Long Surface Walks!
No More Long Surface Swims!
Get to more untouched Dive Sites!
Visit wrecks and reefs that your diving mates can't get to!
Just Easy Diving!

Whether you?ve never made a boat dive or you?ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Speciality course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. The PADI Boat Diver Speciality course familiarises you with the various ways you stow gear, enter and exit the water, use surface lines and more, depending upon the type of boat and the location.

At Plymouth Diving Centre you will complete your PADI Boat Diver course dives from our rigid inflatable boat (RIB) Phoenix. RIBs offer fast travel times to sites with speeds up to 30+ knots; more the twice the speed of a hardboat! With access to Teign Diving Centre, you also have the opportunity to dive off our 33ft hardboat Seaquest, to experience different boat diving techniques.

Who's the PADI Boat Diver for, What you get, When and How!PADI Boat Diver

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
PADI Boat Diver Speciality Manual
Two boat dives and air.
Covers techniques for diving from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards
Discusses how dive boats differ from place to place
Gives you focused experience and training for diving from boats in your local area
Covers basic boat safety equipment and use
Option to add an RYA Level 2 Power Boat Course for an upgrade charge.
PADI Boat Diver Certification.
Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Boat Diving - Diving distant sites from closer to home!

Price ?150...Book Today!

PADI Speciality of the Month..... 2014 at Plymouth Diving Centre!!

 

 

PADI are relaunching their Specialty of the Month program.  Doing your PADI Speciality of the Month at Plymouth Diving centre is different and "Probably the best Speciality of the month deal in the UK".  In addition to the PADI promotion we offer discounts on the PADI Specialty course and give you vouchers for relevant equipment at reduced rates.  Become a better diver ? with PADI Speciality of the Month.

The Speciality of the Month is a great way to plan your diver training for the year and get the benefits of reduced rates alongside improving your diving and getting some great diving experiences.  Why not plan your way to becoming a Master Scuba Diver using the great PADI Speciality of the Month reductions for 2014!

2014 Calendar 20% Discount for speciality of the month courses booked in the listed months!

 PADI Specialty courses                            

 

January ? PADI Dry Suit Diver
February ? PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
March ? PADI Underwater Navigator
April ? PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
May ? PADI Drift Diver
June ? PADI Deep Diver
July ? PADI Wreck Diver
August ? PADI Boat Diver
September ? PADI Search and Recovery Diver
October ? PADI Night Diver
November ? PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
December ? PADI Enriched Air Diver 

PADI Drift Diver - Enjoy the rush of flying underwater, let the current do the work. Watch the underwater world drift by!

The PADI Drift Diver Speciality 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.

During your PADI Drift Diver certification course, you learn about:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving
  • An introduction to drift diving equipment - floats, lines, reels
  • Buoyancy control, navigation
Prerequisites
  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation).

  •  You must be at least 12 years old

 Price ?150...Book Today

20% Discount During March..... PADI Speciality of the month

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive?

Then dive dry. Yes!! Unlike a wetsuit, a drysuit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

 

 

PADI Search and Recovery Diver: The Fun Of Recovering Treasure!!

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PADI Search and Recovery Diver, have you ever found that amazing artifact, or lost something which you need to locate at sea?  

 Controlled lift of engineWell the PADI Search and Recovery Speciality introduces all these elements in a great fun, practical and very useful experience course. The PADI Search and Recovery Speciality covers all aspects from using lift bags to safely and correctly recover an outboard engine, to how to organise a thorough underwater search for those smaller items, like a dive torch or car keys!! On the Plymouth Diving Centre PADI Search and Recovery course you will expereince all these practical diving skills and more!! 

 left bag deploymentPlymouth Diving Centre runs the PADI Search and Recovery speciality at local coastal dive sites, where you can learn how to both locate and recover objects. We use a collection real objects to Search for and then Recover including dive torches, keys, large weights, propellors and boat engines!! Not simply an exercise in lifitng a weightbelt. 

The skills you learn in this course enhance your ability to navigate as well as teaching you the skills required to use lift bags on a variety of objects as outlined above! The search part of the search and recovery links in very well with the PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality and the recovery part of the course, using lift bags, is a great way to improve your buoyancy control as well as use of an SMB. 

 

Who's the PADI Search and Recovery Diver for, What you get, When and How!

 

  • Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) or an PADI Open Water Diver with a PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality, and be at least 12 years old. 4 Dives and Air included in the course.
  • You learn about Search Procedures, techniques for searching and lifting, knots and basic rope work, lift bag usage.
  • PADI Search and Recovery Diver manual, PADI Search and Recovery diver DVD is optional extra at reduced rate!! PADI Certification as a PADI Search and Recovery Diver.
  • Voucher Pack including discounts on Search and Recovery related Diving Equipment!
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. The Black Belt of SCUBA Diving click for more

Search and Recovery, its great fun, interesting and builds skills and confidence!!  

Price ?195.... Book Today!                    

20% Discount During December..... PADI Speciality of the month

PADI Enriched Air, Eanx, Nitrox Diver.... Explore for Longer.......!!!

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Enriched Air Diving makes extended dive times a safe reality..

  • Longer Dive Times, Repetitive Dives!
  • Shorter Surface Intervals!
  • Explore those great sites more thoroughly!
  • Get more from your holiday dive trips, and feel less tired...!!

PADI Night Diver Speciality; Go NIGHT DIVING and see the underwater world in a whole new light ? A DIVE LIGHT nudibranch

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your mask and bite down on your regulator, you are a PADI Night Diver...... A deep breath and you step off the boat ? into the underwater world at 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.

 Tompot blennyThe 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.

  

  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) and 12 years old
  • Number of Dives: Three
  • Dive lights and night diving equipment
  • Nocturnal aquatic life
  • Entries, exits and navigation at night
  • Communication and light handling
  • Materials: You?ll Need a Night-Pak, which includes PADI Night Diver Manual and the award-winning PADI Night Diving video.
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. The underwater world needs heroes. Be one. Learn how to conserve the aquatic environment.

Night Diving, its exciting, mesmerising and fascinating....... Dont miss out on some of the UK's finest diving!

Price ?175.... Book Today!

20% Discount During October..... PADI Speciality of the month

Inclusive of 3 Dives, Air, Manuals and Certification  

 

PADI Deep Diver - Add some serious depth to your lifestyle...dive deeper today!

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The PADI Deep Diver Speciality course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime - going deep to see things others can only dream about. At Plymouth Diving Centre, during your PADI Deep Diver Speciality course you will experience diving up to 40 metres! Down there it's different; you'll see new stuff and experience new feelings. A new depth of diving!

 

 deep diversAt Plymouth Diving Centre we run our PADI Deep Speciality diving on local wrecks between 30m and 40m from our dive boat Phoenix. We have a team of experienced instructors who not only teach PADI Deep Diving but regularly enjoy diving deep themselves! This means you not only get high quality training but also learn from real experiences. We will teach you to properly plan and dive on some of the UK's best wrecks, beyond the reach of Advanced Open Water divers. You can enjoy these amazing wrecks and the life that accompanies them. Divers in open water

Who's the PADI Wreck Diver for, What you get, When and How!

  • Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation) and be at least 15 years old.
  • Diving on Plymouth Sound Ship Wrecks: three deep dives from our boats over two days* including Air
  • We actually take you to 40m!
  • PADI Deep Diver manual (PADI Deep Diver DVD is optional extra at reduced rate)
  • PADI Certification as a PADI Deep Diver.
  • Voucher Pack including discounts on Deep Diving Equipment.
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. The Black Belt of SCUBA Diving.

Down there, it?s different. It takes additional training. Here?s where you get it.

Price ?195...Book Today!      

20% Discount During July..... PADI Speciality of the month

* Plymouth Diving Centre standard Deep Speciality is priced counting your Deep Adventure Dive as dive one. An additional dive one can be purchased if required. 

PADI Underwater Navigator; Get There From Here....... Find Yourself Today....!

 Underwater Navigator bannerHave you ever had that ?you can?t get there from here? sensation underwater? The PADI Underwater Naigation Speciality helps to remove that frustrating feeling of knowing where you are and where you want to go, but not how to get there....No more shore dives where you discover that you have surfaced miles away from where you intended? It does not take many dives to realise that knowing where you are and where you are going plays an important role in how much fun your dive will be. There are many benefits to learning how to navigate underwater, and the PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality course will put you on the way to being in control of your dive plan. 

 

 Diver navigatingPlymouth Diving Centre run the PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality Course diving local shore based sites that offer a range of Navigation features, to give you a range of experiences of Navigating! Learn to Navigate various patterns to cover different topography for dive sites. These skills will enable you to plan your dives better and dive the parts of the site that you want to dive rather than a dive being a lottery of where you end up!!

Learn how to use the PADI Nav Finder, and amazing tool that will enahnce your dives so that you can dive a new reef etc. and end up exiting where you entered!! This tool will help your navigation become Legendary!!

 

Who's the PADI Underwater Navigator for, What you get, When and How?

  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) and be at least 10 years old.  Navigator slate
  • Diving Local South Devon Dive Sites
  • Number of Dives: 3 Dives over two days*
  • Materials You?ll Need: navigator Crew Pak, Includes manual and nav Finder
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. The underwater world needs heroes. Be one. Learn how to conserve the aquatic environment.

Navigating is fun and makes your whole diving experience more FUN....!!

Price ?150.... Book Today!

20% Discount During March.... PADI Speciality of the month

inclusive of 3 Dives, Air, Manuals and Certification 

* Plymouth Diving Centre standard Underwater Navigator is priced counting your Navigation Adventure dive as dive 1. An additional dive 1 can be added if required.

PADI Wreck Diver - Check Out Some Serious Heavy Metal. Get Wrecked Today!

 

 

 

 

You're on the PADI Wreck Diver Course; imagine as you descend into the depths of the UK waters, looming is the silhouette of a large object, as you close in you'll find features and shapes before an image of a great ship builds in front of you. This is PADI Wreck Diving! As you explore, the past and present meet and you learn about the ship that is now a wreck. Wreck Diving is not simply about looking at metal. Wrecks attract masses of marine life, some are sunk  deliberately to create man made reefs, with corals, sponges and plentiful stocks of fish. Alongside this we have an opportunity to explore the past and investigate the facination of a shipwreck.

 

Peak Performance Buoyancy 

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.

PADI Boat Diver; Reaches the Places Other Divers Cannot Reach...... Boat Dive Today!

 

 

 

 

 

PADI Boat Diving Speciality makes reaching those more remote sites so easy.... added to the fun of a trip on a boat, wether it be a relaxed hard boat or perhaps a more exhilerating RIB Ride, it all goes towards making your diving trip even more fun and enjoyable!!

  • No More Long Surface Walks!
  • No More Long Surface Swims!
  • Get to more untouched Dive Sites!
  • Visit wrecks and reefs that your diving mates cant get to!
  • Just Easy Diving......!!

PADI Drysuit Diver Speciality

 Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Unlike a wetsuit, a drysuit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in...

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PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider; Know what to do when no-one else does!!   Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen...

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PADI Boat Diver Speciality

The PADI Boat Diving Speciality makes reaching those more remote sites so easy...added to the fun of a trip on a boat, whether it be a relaxed hard boat or...

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Hatt Rock

Type: Reef            Max Depth Seabed: 55m                Depth to top of Reef: 27mMinimum Qualification:  Hatt Rock lies about 10miles south of Looe in Cornwall, this is a reef dive with...

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Rosehill

Type: Wreck            Tonnage: 3000 tonnes   Length: 300ft        Cargo: Date Lost: September 1917      How Lost:  Torpedoed by U-40Max Depth Seabed: 29m     Depth to top of Wreck: 24mMinimum Qualification: Advanced Open WaterThe Rosehill was torpedoed...

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Medina

Type: Wreck            Tonnage: 12,350 tonnes    Length: 550ft       Cargo: Date Lost:       How Lost: Torpedoed by Oberleutnant Bieber's UB-31Max Depth Seabed: 64m                Depth to top of Wreck: 52mMinimum Qualification:     The Medina was a 12,350 ton P...

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