Popular PADI Courses
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Popular PADI Courses
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
PADI Open Water Diver
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
PADI Adventure Diver
The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the [aowcoursepage]. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Project AWARE Fish Identification
Part of the fun that comes with Scuba Diving is observing a new ecosystem with all of its varied creatures in their natural environment. Once you get back to the surface, it helps to be able to identify what you saw in order learn more about them or to converse about them and their habits with your fellow divers around Utila and with the PADI Professionals at Underwater Vision and at the many other adventurous dive destinations your passion for scuba will take you!
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 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.