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PADI Boat Diver
Diving and boats go hand and hand. Most of the dive sites around Utila are only accessible by boats although there are many dive sites around the world that can be reached by land (shore diving), don’t limit yourself and your diving adventures by being inexperienced on boats! All boats are different. Depending on where you are in the world the dive boats are as diverse as the cuisine, people and marine life!
PADI Deep Diver
There is something alluring about the deep blue water to a diver who has had a little experience. What is out there? What creatures may I encounter? For those divers who are ready to dive a little deeper, the PADI Deep Diver Course will take you to some of the deeper sites around Utila to experience deeper water diving and to encounter the creatures which make the mysterious deeper zones their homes!
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
Underwater photography is becoming more and more popular on Utila as elsewhere as digital cameras become cheaper and easier to use. This fun course will allow you to capture your memories of diving in Utila to share with others. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course will teach you basic camera techniques and how to properly and safely use the appropriate Underwater Camera Housings. Learn the secrets to taking optimal underwater photos of the marine environment from the experienced instructors at Underwater Vision.
PADI Drift Diver
Learn to go with the flow and let the ocean current do the work for you as you glide effortlessly and safely along, relaxing and enjoying the view of Utila's reef and the creatures that live there as if on a moving conveyor belt under the sea! The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course at Underwater Vision will show you how to safely dive purposefully in currents by learning proper communication techniques with your dive buddy, the boat and important orientation skills. You will also improve your buoyancy skills to maximize your dive time and learn how to use equipment specific to diving with a current.
PADI Enriched Air Diver
Many PADI students in Utila choose to take the popular PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Scuba diving on Enriched air Nitrox generally allows divers to increase the length of their dives and enables them to spend less time on the surface between dives. Spend more time on the fantastic dive sites around Utila as a PADI Enriched Air Diver! Don’t miss out on turtle, eagle ray, dolphin or whale shark sightings due to short decompression times! Diving on Nitrox is sure to give you more time spent under the waves especially when doing repetitive dives thereby increasing your chances of such sightings!
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
Studies have shown that the rapid administration of oxygen at the onset of symptoms of DCS after a diving accident may have an immediate effect on the alleviation of symptoms, but could also reduce the severity of the injuries sustained significantly! All divers should know how to be of assistance during a diver-related accident and knowing how to administer emergency oxygen might be the most important skill. Be prepared to help your fellow dive buddies in Utila and beyond and become a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.
PADI Multilevel Diver
No diver is ever really happy when a dive must come to an end. There are ways through instruction and practice however, to safely extend the duration of your dives so you can observe the green turtle in Utila a little longer, not miss witnessing that barracuda catch what it has been stalking or miss out on a rare Utila Nurse Shark sighting! Take the PADI Multilevel Diver course in order to learn how to safely plan and execute multilevel dives to maximize your dive time and limit the amount of nitrogen absorption as you ascend to shallower depths.
PADI Night Diver
Experience the complete change of underwater landscape and creatures as the sun sets on Utila and day turns into night! Learn crucial night time navigational skills, how to communicate underwater at night and how to use a dive light and other equipment essential for scuba diving at night. You will be amazed at the complete change in the creatures which make themselves visible on Utila’s reef once the sun sets.
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
As a scuba diver you are well aware of the term neutral buoyancy. The concept is easy to understand: you neither sink nor float. However, actually achieving this while scuba diving takes a bit of practice. The divers who excel at neutral buoyancy use less effort and therefore consume less air allowing them longer bottom time. They have minimal to no impact on the reef surrounding Utila or elsewhere and are able to ascend, descend and hover effortlessly making their dives as relaxing as possible.
Project AWARE Specialist
Project AWARE’s philosophy is to mobilize a global force of scuba divers and water enthusiasts who care about protecting the world’s water resources and choose to make a difference – one dive at a time. By earning the Project AWARE Specialist certification, you’ll be aware of the most pressing problems facing vulnerable aquatic environments and know what everyday actions you can take to help protect them.
PADI Search and Recovery Diver
It is a downer when you drop something of value in the water. A dive computer, a ring, a propeller or the rudder of a sailboat, all of it worth something to someone and sometimes, it is not an option to leave it there for someone else to find! Perhaps you entertain dreams of finding lost treasure such as that rumoured to be lost by Captain Morgan in the waters surrounding Utila or want to get into a type of marine archaeology.
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PADI Sidemount Diver
Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.