Wreck Diver

Penetrate the wreck but don't go to the light!

If you have completed the Wreck adventure dive during your Advanced Open Water course the you only need to complete three more dives to earn this specialty rating.

Underwater Photographer

Improve your photography with this course that goes beyond the basics

If you own an underwater camera and would like to get better professional looking shots this course will help you improve your results, our instructors will give you tips and techniquies for getting those great shots. After the first dive we will go through results carefully to see how to improve them on the next dive.

Underwater Navigator


Keep getting lost on your dives? Not after you take this course. You'll spend a lot of time practicing different methods to find your way under water, so you can dive and lead with confidence. You will complete lots of different patterns underwater learning both compass navigation and underwater pilotage, also find out how to return to that exact same special place underwater.

Sidemount Diver

Find out if sidemount is for you...

The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back. Experience a different way to streamline in the water, reduce lower back strain and take advantage of the increased gas supply for longer dives. Sidemount diving is configuring the diver’s cylinders under the diver’s arms, rather than on the back.

Self Reliant Diver

Ever feel that you "want to be alone" when diving?

PADI’s overall training programs and philosophy support the proven system of diving with a partner for several reasons, not the least of which are its contributions to diver safety. PADI also recognizes that experienced divers, after being trained in the skills, knowledge and safety techniques of diving in a self-reliant manner, can be prepared to dive independent of a partner.

Search & Recovery Diver

Learn how to be successful when searching for lost objects underwater...

On this specialty course you will need to be completely at ease with your buoyancy control as during the course there will be a lots of tasks to complete underwater. You'll first examine and practice different search techniques then learn how and when to apply them. You will be covering circular, square pattern, " U " pattern and jackstay searches.

Research Diver (Unique to Dive Aqaba)

A great specialty for those who want to conduct marine research

This course was written by our Course Director, Rod Abbotson and approved by PADI so that is counts towards Master Scuba Diver. It can be part of a special "Green" MSD package. This is also good on a diving CV if one wants to get a job in marine research as a PADI pro. The course primaraly looks at estimating aquatic life growth manmade structures.

Reef Diver

Find out how to dive on coral reefs responsibly

If you're diving in the Red Sea, it's great to understand the reef and how to protect it. You'll examine reef organisms and ecosystems in the classroom, then apply your new knowledge in the water.