Continuing Education

Once you’ve got your PADI Open Water Certification, there’s still a lot more to learn, and there’s no better place to learn it than here in paradise! With Hamanasi’s PADI Advanced Open Water course you have a chance to learn different advanced skills and dive types.  If you have a particular interest, you can focus on that with one of our PADI Specialty Courses.  Are you certified, but it’s been a while since you last dived?  Get back up to speed with our Rusty Diver refresher course!


Rusty Diver Refresher Course
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Are you a rusty diver? This “course” is designed for the certified diver who has not dived recently or a new diver who wants to refresh skills and important diving procedures. There will be a basic review of in-water exercises to reacquaint the diver with the skill to dive safely.
PADI Advanced Open Water Certification Course
Are you ready to advance your scuba diving skills, experience and excitement? 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 at any time after completing your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. Do you have an interest in learning more about underwater photography, or learn to identify the fish you see during your dives? You can 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.

Earning your PADI Advanced Open Water certification with Hamanasi takes two or three days depending on your schedule. During your course you will work closely with your instructor completing five PADI Adventure dives covering a variety of topics. Some of the dives you can do as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course include:

  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Fish Identification
  • Perfecting Your Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videography
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Ask us about other dive options!

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.


PADI Specialty Courses

How far will you take this diving thing? It’s up to you. With PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your course for a colorful collection of awesome dives. Sure, your PADI certification opens up the oceans and lakes to you, but the PADI Specialty Dives take the underwater adventure to depths that will stir your soul. Achieving PADI Specialty ratings can take anywhere from as little as one day to two or three days – but this is all hands-on, so you’ll be diving right from the start.

Underwater Navigation
Have you ever felt disoriented under water or wondered how your dive guide manages to get you back to the boat at the end of the dive? The underwater navigation course enables you to navigate under water using natural and compass navigation techniques. This course includes 3 dives over one or two days and is done in a fun and safe environment. This also prepares you for the rescue diver course.

Enriched Air Diver
The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you longer no-decompression limits and shorter surface interval times, especially on repetitive scuba dives. So if staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver today. Remember air is for tires, nitrox is for divers.

Receiving your PADI Enriched Air certification is easy at Hamanasi. This course can be completed in as little as one afternoon, allowing you to dive using nitrox the very next day!

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course. Note that in some regions the minimum age is older than 12.

Peak Performance Buoyancy
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You too can achieve this. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learnt as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:
  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy. Fine tune your weighting to be even more perfectly weighted on a dive, no more too heavy or too light
  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Streamline to save energy, use your air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

PADI Rescue Diver Course
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to identify, prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver knowing that you can help others, if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
Have you ever seen a beautiful coral, a little critter or some extraordinary fish and wondered its name? Do you want to learn more about the habits of fish and other marine creatures? This course is specifically designed for the diver who wishes to learn more about the marine life and reef ecology. Become a more responsible diver while making your diving more rewarding. We do a bit of theory and then go discovering on two dives.

PADI Deep Diving Specialty Course
If you are an Advance Open Water Diver or equivalent and want to expand your diving horizons to include deep diving techniques then this course is for you! You will enhance your knowledge of deep diving physics and physiology, as well as learn about specialized equipment and procedures for deep diving. This course includes four dives, specialty equipment and certification processing fees.

PADI Multi Level Diving Specialty Course
This course enables the diver to plan and enjoy multi level dives. You will be able to use the PADI wheel and a computer to calculate extended bottom time. In turn, the course will enable you to enjoy the beauty and thrill of a deep dive without compromising on bottom time. This includes two dives and can be completed in one day.

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