There are various specialty courses that can be taken during the stay at Nautica Hvar Diving Center. Some of them are available to open water divers, some require at least advanced licenses. Some courses can be joined by the junior divers, some are available to people over 15 years old only. Although the specialty courses are different, what they have in common is the joy they bring to the participants.
Specialty courses consist of 2-4 dives and last for 1-2 days. Besides the adventure dives, there is always a theoretical part, which lasts for few hours. The specialty courses might be chosen from the variety of PADI and SSI courses lists. Frequently chosen courses are briefly described below.
The aim of perfect buoyancy course is to increase the buoyancy control, minimize gas consumption and learn how to move more efficiently above the bottom. This course is dedicated to anyone who wants to feel more comfortable under the water no matter on diving experience (Junior Open Water Diver certification is required to enroll in the course).
Many divers say that night diving is their favourite. Night dives are usually shallower and longer than day dives and are dedicated to marine life observation. Some of the most amazing animals, like hermit crabs and octopuses, are active during nights only. Nevertheless, diving in the dark or limited visibility might be stressful, so it’s worth to learn how to enter and exit the water at night and how to communicate using a torch to be able to focus on the beauty of the sealife.
Deep diving course enables you to dive to the maximum depth of 40 m, what gives the opportunity to see the majority of sites around the island of Hvar and find out that well-known yellow sponges are fluorescent at great depths. During the course you will learn how to manage your gas supply, how to plan a deep dive and you will develop the buoyancy control abilities.
Do you feel cold under the water from time to time? Don’t worry, you don’t have to resign from diving, you can even extend your diving season. Just change your equipment and start using dry suit. Good news is that you don’t have to buy a dry suit to start a course – you can try one of our No Gravity Traveler suits.
Once you realize that it’s not the air consumption but the no-decompression time, what makes you shorten the stay at the depth, you should take an enriched air diving course. After completing this course you will be certified to dive with nitrox mixtures of up to 40% oxygen and you will discover the benefits during the next repetitive dive.
If you like taking pictures, you should consider becoming an underwater photographer and test one of our Olympus cameras. The underwater photography differs a bit from this you know from the everyday reality. There are special tricks, but if you already know some of them, you should also think about participating in weekly photography workshops, which are organized a few times a year.
During some dives, it’s good to slow down and almost not to move. During the others, the ability of fast swimming seems to be necessary. It occurs especially when there are strong currents or long distances to pass. What to do to swim fast and not to get tired? Use a diver propulsion vehicle. And you will realize that you want to have it always with you, as you will redefine the word fun.