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OPEN WATER DIVER SPECIALTIES The Three Most Popular Specialties After Open Water Diver

The 3 Most Popular PADI Specialty Courses with TRI CITY SCUBA CENTRE

The big question that all of our Open Water Divers ask after certification is, "What's next?". The path that most of our divers take is to become a Drysuit Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver and an Enriched Air Diver


PADI Drysuit Diver with Tri-City Scuba
Drysuit Diver

The benefit of being a PADI Drysuit Diver is simple - you can dive anywhere at any time! Your dive season in Canada can be short if you dive a wet suit. A drysuit allows you to be more comfortable in a number of environments - longer dives in temperate water, warm dives in cold water, like the wrecks in Tobermory or even Ice Diving.

Many of our customers take this course in order to dive between the European and North American tectonic plates in Silfra, Iceland, kelp forests on the Pacific Coast and, with wrecks and icebergs in Newfoundland. The possibilities are endless!



PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy with Tri-City Scuba
Peak Performance Buoyancy

Now that you have the basic buoyancy skills as an Open Water Diver (and maybe just completed your Drysuit course), it's time to hone those buoyancy skills to look like a true expert diver. As with any skill, more knowledge, expert instruction with practical skills and practice make you better, faster. This is a fun course that our divers tell us in indespensable.



PADI Enriched Air Diver with Tri-City Scuba

PADI Enriched Air Diver

Whether you are on a Tropical Vacation or diving with us locally, divers who are certified to breathe the higher percentages of Oxygen (up to 40%), will say the same thing; They love the extended bottom times and (anecdotally) how much better they feel after a multiple dive day. This specialty is also the starting point for more advanced and technical dive training as well.

Mostly, it is a great specialty for you to enjoy your diving more! Online learning, followed by a short practical session in the shop will get you your certification - plus we give you 2 free EAN32 fills as an added bonus.