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PADI Specialties

PADI Enriched Air Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Deep Diver

Digital Underwater Photographer

Drift Diver

Wreck Diver

Underwater Naturalist

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

Boat Diver

Equipment Specialist

PADI Specialties

Do you want to learn new diving techniques and have the chance to try new equipment?
Through various specialty courses at Kon-Tiki, you can perfect your buoyancy control and experience depth, underwater photography, wrecks and a whole new world of diving skills.

PADI Enriched Air Diver (1 day / 2 dives)

The PADI Enriched Air course is PADI’s most popular specialty. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression time – more time underwater for you, especially on repetitive dives!

What you learn:
• Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
• Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
• Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to plan the dives accordingly.

Enriched Air Diver ฿ +4,900
Enriched Air Diver (dry) ฿ 4,900

Peak Performance Buoyancy (1 days / 2 dives)

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’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought alone! 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 diver and elevates them to the next level.

The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.

What you learn:
• How to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water
• Nuances in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
• How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water
• How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal

Peak Performance Buoyancy ฿ +4,900 on any dive trip

Deep Diver (2 day / 4 dives)

The PADI Deep Diver Course is among the most popular specialities. After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep.

What you will learn:
• Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40m / 60-130feet
• Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
• Experience in planning, organizing and making at least 4 deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor


Deep Diver ฿ 11,900

Digital Underwater Photographer (1 day / 2 dives)

Underwater photography is a very popular specialty, With the rise of digital underwater cameras, it has become easier and more fun than ever. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with todays modern digital equipment, whether you are using a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the professionals.

What you learn
• How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
• The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
• The three primary principles for good underwater photos
• How to get better at your overall buoyancy

Digital Underwater Photoprapher ฿ +4,900 on any dive day
Camera Rental ฿ 1,300 (not including memory card)

Underwater Navigator (1 day / 3 dives)

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You will learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

What you will learn:
• Navigation patterns
• Natural navigation (without a compass)
• Compass navigation
• How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
• Underwater mapping
• Dive site triangulation
• How to estimate distance underwater

Underwater Navigator ฿ 8,500

Drift Diver (1 day / 2 dives)

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll 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.

What you learn:
• Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving
• An introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines, reels
• Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
• Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
• Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group.

Drift Diver ฿ 8,500

Wreck Diver (2 days / 4 dives)

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches youthe ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

You learn:
• Techniques for diving ship wrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
• How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
• Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
• Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
• Experience in planning, organizing and making four wreck dives

This course is available by arrangement only – please email us.

Wreck Diver ฿ 11,900

Underwater Naturalist (1 day / 2 dives)

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 how they interact with each other and the environment. 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

Underwater Naturalist ฿ +4,900 on any dive trip

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy

Boats and currents are two common factors associated with many dive sites. Boaters don’t always recognize that divers are in the area and current can carry you further than expected. Launching a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) before you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent. Adding another layer of safety, you can also use the DSMB line to complete your safety stop, which is advantageous in a current or when there are no other visual references. Take this course to learn about all the beneficial uses of a DSMB.

What you learn:

  • Preparing and stowing your DSMB and reel.
  • Deploying the DSMB from a stationary position and from mid-water.
  • Swimming while towing a DSMB and managing the reel and line.
  • Making a safety stop using the DSMB line.
Delayed Surface Marker Bouy ฿ 8,500

Boat Diver

If you’re new to boat diving or want to learn more about diving from different types of boats, enrol in the PADI® Boat Diver course. 

During two dives with an instructor you’ll learn nautical terminology, boat diving etiquette and may practice using lines and/or deploy a surface marker buoy (SMB).

What you learn:

  • Learn boat diving etiquette
  • Understand boat terminology
  • Pack for a boat trip
  • Properly stow your gear
  • Manage seasickness
Boat Diver ฿ 8,500



Equipment Specialist (1 day / no dive)

As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you’ll encounter every day. In addition, you’ll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repair and other information that helps you with your equipment investment.

What you learn:

  • Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures
  • Equipment storage
  • Overcoming common problems with equipment
  • Recommended professional maintenance procedures


Equipment Specialist ฿ 4,900