SPECIALTIES

Want to experience more fun and adventures and hone your skills?

Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID offers a broad range of exciting specialties for you to choose from as part of our Continuing Education Program.

  • Learn Individual Skills to improve your diving:
    • Perfect Buoyancy
    • Navigation
    • Boat Diving
    • Night and Limited Visibility
    • Deep Diving
    • Wreck Diving
    • Enriched Air Nitrox
    • Digital Underwater Photography
    • Science of Diving
    • Equipment Techniques
    • Dry Suit Diving
    • Search and Recovery
    • Recreational Sidemount Diving

 

Perfect Buoyancy with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Ever diver wants to be a “good diver” – Perfect Buoyancy control is the first step in this direction.

Nearly every diver who wants to dive on great spots on holiday is requested to do a Check-Dive, and buoyancy control is one of the essential skills that has to be performed. This isn’t done to stress you out at the start of your vacation. It’s done to protect the reefs you’ll be diving around. The destruction and harm caused by divers with weak buoyancy skills is having an impact on reefs worldwide. Additionally, perfect buoyancy control is a prerequisite for nearly all other Specialty Courses. We spend a day in the ocean mastering and then fine-tuning your buoyancy skills, teaching you effective and precise breathing and finning techniques, teaching you to judge distance and space around, below and above you. You will learn correct trim and positioning so this is, basically, one of the most useful courses anyone can take. $240

Course contents includes:

  • The Equipment for Buoyancy Control
  • The Basic Knowledge of Buoyancy
  • Controlling your Buoyancy in the Water
  • Perfect Buoyancy Control as an Active Contribution to the Underwater World

 

Navigation with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Have you ever asked yourself, “How does my instructor manage to find the way back to the exit point or to the boat?”

If so, the NAVIGATION Program is what you need to learn this skill for yourself. The NAVIGATION Program will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills. You will also learn to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point at any time. $240

Course contents includes:

  • Natural Navigation
  • Compass Navigation
  • Combining Natural and Compass Navigation
  • Special Navigation Situations
  • Navigating in current
  • Practical safety tips

Boat Diving with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Some of the best diving around the world and at home in Australia is only accessible via boat. BOAT DIVING is more than just diving from a boat – it also your guarantee of a successful and relaxing first diving holiday!

In your BOAT DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE you will learn the right boat diving techniques, how to choose the right travel agency and diving operator when planning your vacation and what to consider when travelling with your Total Diving System.

Course fee is $200

Course contents includes:

  • Selecting Your Dive Boat
  • Preparing For Your Trip
  • Travelling On Your Boat
  • Diving From Your Boat
  • Finishing Your Boat Trip

 

Night & Limited Visibility with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Diving at night means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!

The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us. While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view. It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down. With the right equipment and a powerful torch there is a lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world. You will need to own or rent a dive light. $240

Course contents includes:

  • Night vs. Limited Visibility Diving
  • Special Equipment
  • Preparing For The Dive
  • The Dive
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Underwater communication
  • Special skills

 

Deep Diving with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Dive in places where only a few have explored before! Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 100 feet/30 meters! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what DEEP DIVING provides you.

Without proper training this kind of diving is an uncontrollable safety risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know about all of the potential risks involved in DEEP DIVING. Snorkel Safari Sydney South’s DEEP DIVING course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably. The course fee is $350 plus cost of a boat charter (normally $110 to $150 depending on the site)

Course contents includes:

  • Your Total Diving System & Deep Diving
  • Planning Your Deep Dive
  • Your Deep Dive
  • Potential Hazards
  • Repetitive Deep Diving

 

Wreck Diving with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Diving on wrecks means diving into the past and you will find it an unbelievable experience to see a big ship from a bird’s perspective and to glide towards the captain’s bridge.

Diving on wrecks is exciting but there are some potential risks too. With the right training WRECK DIVING will become a great adventure. During the WRECK DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE you will learn where and how to get background information on wrecks, how to locate wrecks and how to prepare for a wreck dive. During the 2 mandatory dives you will apply the correct wreck diving techniques, as well as, evaluate and avoid the potential risks while diving on wrecks. The course fee is $240 plus cost of a boat charter (normally $110 to $150 depending on the site)

Course contents includes:

  • Selecting a Wreck
  • Wreck Diving Equipment
  • Locating the Wreck
  • Diving the Wreck
  • Advanced Wreck Diving

 

Enriched Air Nitrox with Sub Aquatics, SSI and RAID

Have you ever dreamed of having longer no-decompression limits to take more pictures or explore a wreck further? Do you want to minimise the risk of decompression sickness?

Nitrox is the key. Due to the reduced fraction of nitrogen in your breathing gas, your body will have less work to do and the desaturation times are reduced. In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analysing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive. “Nitrox for free” is a slogan in a lot of resorts. This means that you do not have to pay a surcharge for Nitrox, but all diving operators will want to see a valid Nitrox certificate before you can dive. The course fee is $240

Course contents includes:

  • Introduction to Nitrox
  • Nitrox, Your Body and the Underwater World
  • Your Total Diving System and Nitrox
  • Planning Your Nitrox Dives