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PADI Specialities

PADI DRY SUIT COURSE

So you want to stay warm?

The PADI Dry Suit Specialty is a great course as it allows you to dive in slightly colder waters found in the UK and several other places around the world. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

Duration1 Day
TimesSaturday and Sundays @ 0800 (Other times available upon request)
Features• Online web based theory*
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 2 Dives • Dry suit orientation
• Practice putting on and taking off your dry suit
• Mastering buoyancy control
• Exploration of the dive site
• Dry suit maintenance
Extras• Lake entrance fees - £15
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
• Scuba Review if it has been more than 12 months - £79 (normally £99)
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £169 including e-card certification

*For information on the online web based theory, please see our eLearning explained page. To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI DEEP DIVER COURSE

Head down into a new world

The PADI Deep Diver Specialty allows you to see many exciting things beyond the 30m maximum an Advanced Open Water Diver can go. There are mystical wrecks, magnificent seascapes and many pelagic fish species can all be found in the deep. On the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course you will learn about the techniques and equipment needed to safely dive to the maximum recreational depth limit of 40 meters. This is a deep as you can go in recreational scuba training and is run by only our senior instructors giving you a feel for depth and pure excitement! The dives are carried out over one day at Vobster dive site in Somerset, so be prepared for an early start. Due to the depth you will be going, dry suits are highly recommended. We also require that you have dived within the last six months, otherwise you will need to join a Refresher before your course.

Duration1 Day
TimesLast Sunday of the month @ 0600
Pre-requisitesAdventure Diver with deep adventure dive (15 yrs old)
Features• Manual for home study
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 3 Dives
• Under water challenges
• Proper ascent rates
• Safety equipment use
• Exploration of the dive site
Extras

• Lake entrance fees - £17
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £3.75
• Scuba Review if it has been more than 12 months - £79 (normally £99)

TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £199 including e-card certification

To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI DELAYED SURFACE MARKER BUOY COURSE

Ready to launch?

The PADI Surface Marker Buoy Specialty course gives you the knowledge and techniques required for the safe use of marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys. Surface marker buoys (SMBs), allow scuba divers to mark boundaries for mapping or search and recovery, alert boat traffic, or provide a line as a visual reference for ascending divers. During two dives, learn the proper techniques and protocols for using surface marker buoys and delayed surface marker buoys (DSMBs) at the lake. You will also practice using a number of reels and launch methods from both negative and neutrally buoyant positions. These skills will prove vital when diving in strong drift dives or boat traffic is present.

Duration1 Day
TimesSaturdays and Sundays @ 0800
Features• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 2 Dives
• Reel deployment
• Exploration of the dive site
Extras• Lake entrance fees - £15
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
• Scuba Review if it has been more than 12 months - £79 (normally £99)
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £169 including e-card certification

To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST COURSE

Mask strap broken again?

The PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you the basics so you won't need miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.

Duration2 Hours
TimesFridays @ 1800
Features• Online web based theory* • You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures • Scuba equipment storage recommendations • How to overcome some common equipment problems • Offer equipment configuration suggestions.
Price£139 including e-card certification

*For information on the online web based theory, please see our eLearning explained page. To book please check below for availability or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI FULL FACE MASK COURSE

So my reg is my mask?

The PADI Full Fask Mask Specialty provides the diver with the basic safety, technical and practical knowledge necessary to be a competent full face mask diver and feel comfortable using their system. You will participate in an orientation to learn the features of the full face masks, gain familiarity with the system in the pool, and finish by demonstrating skills in the open water.

Duration1 Day (+ Orientation 1 hour)
TimesSaturdays and Sundays @ 0800 (Other times available upon request)
Features• Full Face Mask Orientation (pool based, during the week before the course)
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 2 Dives
• Practice putting on and taking off your mask above and below water
• Out of air excercises • Exploration of the dive site
Extras• Lake entrance fees - £15
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
• Scuba Review if it has been more than 12 months - £79 (normally £99)
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £229 including e-card certification

To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI ENRICHED AIR / NITROX COURSE

Would you like to spend longer underwater?

The PADI Enriched Air - Nitrox Specialty is for those wishing to extend their dive profile times, allowing you to see that little bit extra underwater. On many dives, underwater time is governed by our no decompression limits. By increasing the oxygen and decreasing the nitrogen content of our breathing gas we can safely increase these limits. For example we can stay at 30 metres for twenty minutes on air. This can be safely increased to thirty five minutes with the correct enriched air mix so prolonging our enjoyment of the dive. At 18 metres using air you can stay for 56 minutes but this can be extended to 95 minutes. That’s a lot of quality reef time! For the academic work we register you for the online Nitrox eLearning. You will need to read and complete the sections. Please make sure this is completed before your dives and you bring with you your e-record.

Duration1 Hour
TimesMonday - Friday afternoons @ 1230 and Wednesday evenings @1800
Pre-requisitesOpen Water Diver (12 yrs old)
Features• Online web based theory*, so no long hours in the classroom
• Practical based scenarios on how to order and analyse Enriched Air cylinders (no actual dives invloved)
• Short eLearner exam
Price £139. This includes your online theory and final e-card certification. You will receive a code from us within 24 hours which you will use to start your web-based study at PADI.com.

*For information on the online web based theory, please see our eLearning explained page. To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR COURSE

Have you seen the boat?

The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty allows you to become the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

Duration1 Day
TimesSaturdays @ 0800 (Other times available upon request)
Features

• Manual for home study
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 2 Dives (if all ready PADI Advanced Open Water)
• Methods to estimate distance underwater
• Compass navigation while making at least five turns
• Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface
• Underwater map making
• Exploration of the dive site

Extras• Lake entrance fees - £15
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
• Scuba Review if it has been more than 12 months - £79 (normally £99)
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £199 including e-card certification

To book please check below for availability or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER COURSE

This is oxygen, may I help you?

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty is all about knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

Duration2 Hours
TimesTuesdays @ 1800 and the Fridays @ 1000
Features• Manual for home study
• Learn about dive injuries and safety considerations when using oxygen
• Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment
• Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver
• Using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver
Price £139 including e-card certification

To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY COURSE

Are you neutrally buoyant?

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course improves the skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. 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 can achieve this, too. Over the course you will make two dives down at Wraysbury Lake where you learn how to control your buoyancy by determining the exact weight you need so you’re not too light or too heavy. We will also be able to trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water. We will check your gear so you can streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water. Finally, we will have you hovering effortlessly in any position, vertical or horizontal.

Duration1 Day
TimesSaturdays @ 0800 (Other times available upon request)
Features• Manual for home study
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 2 Dives
• Trim your weight system
• Mastering buoyancy control
• Exploration of the dive site
Extras• Lake entrance fees - £15
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
• Scuba Review if it has been more than 12 months - £79 (normally £99)
• Please note that if diving during winter months your training will be conducted in a drysuit at no extra cost
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £169 including e-card certification

To book please check for availability below or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI SEARCH & RECOVERY COURSE

Retrieve lost items

The PADI Search & Recovery Diver Specialty teaches you the most effective ways to search for lost objects underwater that increase your chances of success. There are different methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be a whole lot of fun and we run our course at Wraysbury dive lake which brings a whole new and challenging experience to the course.

Duration2 Days
TimesFirst Weekend of the month @ 0800
Pre-requisitesAdventure Diver with navigation adventure dive (15 yrs old)
Features• Manual for home study
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 4 Dives
• Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
• Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
• Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
• Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.
• Exploration of the dive site
Extras• Lake entrance fees - £15
• Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £199 including e-card certification

To book please check below for availability or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI WRECK DIVER COURSE

Step into the past

The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty introduces you to wreck diving and helps you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and fun wreck diving. The lure of exploring sunken vessels is something most divers cannot resist. Sunken wrecks have a mystique all of their own engendering a sense of history as well as being a haven for many marine creatures. The UK has a wealth of fantastic wrecks from shallow to deep and are waiting for you to explore them with this rewarding and challenging certification. The dives are carried out over one day at Wraysbury dive site near Heathrow. Depending on the time of year you may need to be in a dry suit, but if needed we can include an orientation as part of your training. We also require that you have dived within the last six months, otherwise you will need to join a Refresher before your course.

Duration1 Day
TimesLast Saturday of the month @ 0800
Pre-requisitesAdventure Diver with wreck adventure dive (15 yrs old)
Features• Manual for home study • Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives • 3 Dives • Under water challenges • Reel use • Exploration of the dive site
Extras• Lake entrance fees - £10 • Scuba cylinder air fill at the lake - £4.00 • Basic Scuba Review if you have not dived within 12 months - £49 (normally £69) • Scuba Review Plus if it has been more than 24 months - £79 (normally £99)
TransportLSD does not provide transport to the Open Water dive sites. We will make every effort to try and get you a car share with another student but if this is not possible you will be expected to make your way to the site by your own means.
Price £199 including e-card certification

To book please check below for availability or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

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