Specialty Courses

At Kasai Village, we take pride in providing as much variety in training courses as we can. This can be seen at its best in our range of specialty Courses. These courses are designed to focus on specific areas of diving that you enjoy. By receiving specialized training, it enables you to get that much more out of your diving experiences.

There is a large selection of PADI Specialty Diver Courses that satisfy many different interests in a variety of environments.

Speciality Course Age No of dives Price
AWARE – Fish Identification Minimum 10 years of age 4 Dives / 2 Trips ₱9,995
AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Minimum 10 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱9,995
Boat Diver Minimum 10 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱9,995
Deep Diver Minimum 15 years of age 4 Dives / 3 Trips ₱17,250
Digital UW Photography (eLearning) Minimum 10 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱7,970
Drift Diver Minimum 12 years of age 2 Dives / 2 Trips ₱12,375
Emergency Oxygen Provider No Minimum age No Dives Required ₱6,995
Enriched Air Nitrox (traditional) Minimum 12 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱13,195
Enriched Air Nitrox (eLearning) Minimum 12 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱6,750
Night Diver Minimum 12 years of age 3 Dives / 2 Trips ₱14,625
Peak Performance Buoyancy minimum 10 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱9,995
Project AWARE Specialist Minimum 10 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱9,995
Search & Recovery Minimum 12 years of age 4 Dives / 3 Trips ₱17,250
Underwater Naturalist Minimum 10 years of age 2 Dives / 1 Trip ₱9,995
Underwater Navigator Minimum 10 years of age 3 Dives / 2 Trips ₱14,625
Underwater Videographer Minimum 10 years of age 3 Dives / 2 Trips ₱14,625
Wreck Diver Minimum 15 years of age 4 Dives / 3 Trips ₱17,250
  • All lectures, practical sessions and Open Water Dives (included in course fee)
  • PADI Certification Fee (included in course fee)
  • PADI online eLearning fee:
  • Prior to any water sessions, return the  completed Medical Statement and have a physician sign an approval for diving, if needed

Equipment Needed:

  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, and booties)
  • Scuba equipment (rental is available)
  • Tanks and Weights provided
  • Nitrox Tanks (for EANx Specialty) provided
  • Required accessories for Specialty courses chosen

AWARE – Fish Identification

Have you ever gone scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?”

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that, next time, you know the answer. You’ll find yourself enjoying your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is being able to use this skill in every scuba dive vacation. Once you learn the main fish families and their characteristics, you will easily recognize the species you see all over the world. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia but their colors and markings maybe wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. That works better than asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.”

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AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation

The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. The Fun Part: As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragility of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them. The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world’s coral reefs and how you can help. You will learn about the Project AWARE Foundation and:

  • How coral reefs function
  • Why they are so important
  • Why many reefs are in serious trouble
  • What you can do to prevent further decline

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Boat Diver Specialty

Whether you have never done a boat dive or have logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you’re at ease when maneuvering around on it. It is fun to know what you are doing.

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Deep Diver Specialty

For those who enjoyed the experience of being at 30 meters during their advanced Open Watercourse, the PADI Deep Diver Course is the one for you. During the run of this program, divers get introduced to the theory behind deep diving as well as hands-on practical experience. Students complete four dives averaging 30 meters or deeper. After completion of the program, participants’ maximum Depth limit increases to 40 meters.

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Underwater Photography Specialty

If you ever wanted to show your friends what diving was like and the amazing things you see underwater, this course is the answer you have been looking for. This intensive two day training program covers the full scope of underwater photography from wide angle to macro and teaches participants some of the finer details of taking great pictures.

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Drift Diver Specialty

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you will ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by going with the flow, staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time. Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.

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Emergency Oxygen Provider

The Oxygen Provider course is designed to give you the necessary basic traning to administer oxygen to victims of diving accidents. When combined with Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response courses, it provides the best preparation on how to react correctly to any diving related accident. Examples of course topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology review
  • Signs and symptoms of near-drowning
  • Benefits of oxygen
  • Dive accident statistic
  • Oxygen equipment assembly and familiarisation
  • Use and disassembly
  • Treatment of simulated injured divers breathing and non-breathing,conscious and unconscious
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Enriched Air (Nitrox) Specialty

Enriched Air diving more commonly known as Nitrox is the route diving is moving towards. Providing longer bottom time and a much more refreshed feeling after diving because of the elimination of nitrogen. In this two-day program, divers are trained in save planning, use and analysis of Enriched air to comply with PADI standards and safe diving practices. Participants will also be completing two Enriched air dives using different percentages of oxygen.

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Night Diver Specialty

Have you ever wondered what it is like to dive at night and what makes it different from day diving? If you have, the PADI Night Diver Specialty is the course for you. In this program, students get the chance to experience all the excitement of diving at night under the supervision of a PADI instructor. The course covers various night diving procedures as well a navigating at night combined with pre and post dive planning. Incorporated in the course are four night dives and one session of lecture. However, it is mainly designed as a hands-on experience.

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Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who have mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You have seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level. Neutrally buoyant scuba divers dive effortlessly. The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills some polishing you may not have thought possible.

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Project AWARE Specialty

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems. The Fun Part – You get to make a difference.

Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and ways you can take to help conserve them. It is informative and  interesting. Most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

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Search and Recovery Diver Specialty

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure?The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up. The Fun Part – Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It is fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun but  they’re also very practical and ultimately useful.  It’s inevitable that you will lose something in the water and, as a Search and Recovery Diver, you will know how to search for and recover it.

Underwater Naturalist

The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course - Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are but also discover how they interact with each other and the environment. The Fun Part – Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. What You Learn:

  • The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.
  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator-prey relationships
  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life
  • The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment
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Underwater Navigator Specialty

For those who like to know where they are going under water, this course will be the way to go. During this program, participants will learn the ins and outs of underwater navigation, using both compass and natural navigation. This is the answer to navigation problems that you have always been looking for.

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Underwater Videographer

The PADI Underwater Videographer Course:  Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: video. The Fun Part - Show your scuba vacation adventure to your friends and family. Use your editing skills to share your clips with the world through YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and more. Use your underwater videos to turn more of your friends into dive buddies. The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.

  • Selecting, maintaining and caring for your underwater video equipment
  • Videography fundamentals, such as
    · exposure
    · focus
    · shot types
    · moves
    · story line
    · shot sequencing.
  • The post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece.

By the time you complete the course, you’ll have gone through the entire basic video production process.

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Wreck Diver Specialty

One of the most popular PADI specialty courses is the Wreck Diver program. It  is often done in conjunction with the Deep Diver course. During Wreck Diver training, candidates are trained in the full spectrum of wreck diving ranging from mapping the sight, finding entry and exit points and use of penetration lines. On the fourth and final dive of the course, student divers get the opportunity to penetrate the wreck under direct supervision of their PADI instructor.

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