Speciality Courses

PADI Speciality Courses

Are you looking to explore into a variety of diving opportunities? Step into and experience the diverse range of diving techniques used in different environments.

Here is a selection of the PADI Specialty courses that Dive HQ Auckland has to offer. Many of these courses are run on demand, so enquire for more information and availability.

Specialty Diving Courses | Dive HQ Westhaven


Enriched Air Nitrox

Course costs: $299

PADI's most popular Specialty Course - diving Enriched Air lets you safely extend your No Decompression Limits (NDL), which means more time underwater and shorter surface intervals - so you can get back in the water sooner!! 

There are many misconceptions about diving Nitrox and how its only for divers wanting to "go deep" and use "specialised equipment!" Nitrox is benefial for depths from 5 to 30m with NO special equipment required. We teach you how to dive safely with Nitrox and begin immediately!


Course costs available in store

The PADI Navigational Specialty combines natural and compass-bearing techniques. Imagine being able to find your way back to the spot where you started the dive and re-visit interesting sites down below that you found on previous dives! Build confidence and start tours today!


The PADI Deep Diver Specialty looks at diving to depths of 18 to 40m. It's not as some people think, mysterious and intimidating, in fact, this course teaches you how to plan & carry out deep dives safely and confidently. From historic shipwrecks to dramatic walls, training as a Deep Diver opens up a whole world of exploration.


Course costs include theory, training dives, and equipment

Night Diving:

Experience the thrill and adventure of Night Diving. The PADI Night Diver Specialty allows you to confidently explore the underwater environment at night. Discover the exciting, yet mysterious environment, where you will see aquatic life and underwater surroundings in a whole new light.

Search & Recovery:

Whether you are looking to recover family heirlooms, sunken treasure or grandpa's dentures, the PADI Search and Recovery Specialty will teach you how to do it with ease! This course teaches appropriate search patterns along with different methods for recovering and bringing to the surface lost or sunken objects safely.

Drift Diving:

Ever wanted to experience what its like to fly underwater? Then discover the PADI Drift Diver Specialty! This course looks at the techniques required to safetly and comfortably cruise underwater. The sheer exhilaration is something all divers should try - you'll want to do it on all your dives!

Peak Performance Buoyancy:

Buoyancy! It's what separates the great from the good! The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty looks at what weight you need to dive comfortably. It teaches you the techniques you need to hover with ease and breathe like the professionals! Extend your bottom time and dive more comfortably with the proper buoyancy techniques!

Wreck Diving:

Where the present meets the past, the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty allows you to experience the rush of excitement as you explore sunken environments. Learn about the history, challenges and adventures of our past, underwater! The discovery and exploration of wreck diving is something few divers can resist!

PADI Speciality Diving Courses | Dive HQ Westhaven

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