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Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration. In Kalypso Dive Center we are by your side to help you to choose the right specialty for you!

 

PADI Enriched AIr Specialty Diver

ENRICHED AIR DIVER

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular specialty.
It’s easy to understand why. Scuba diving with enriched air Nitrox
gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time
underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 12 years.
  • Open Water Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 1 or 2 days. EANx course is basically a theory course

 

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

 

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties. With the new cameras it is easier and more fun than ever. The course gets you going quickly whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 10 years.
  • Open Water Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 1 or 2 days / 2 dives

 

PADI Deep Diver Specialty

 

DEEP DIVER

After your first dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth. Learn how to do it with safety under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 15 years.
  • Adventure Diver Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 2 or 3 days / 4 dives

 

PADI Underwater Navigator

 

UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a wreck 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.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 10 years.
  • Open Water Diver Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 2 days / 3 dives

 

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty

 

SEARCH & RECOVERY

Have you ever dropped something in the water? The Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 12 years.
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Certification or Open Water with PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty

How long will it take? 2 days / 4 dives

 

PADI Night Diver Specialty

 

NIGHT DIVER

Discover a whole new cast of critters that comes out after sunset. Explore your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 12 years.
  • Open Water Diver Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 2 nights / 3 dives

PADI Peak Performance Boyancy Specialty

 

 

 

PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

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.

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 10 years.
  • Open Water Diver Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 1 day / 2 dives

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DRY SUIT DIVER

Unlike a wetsuit, a Dry Suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water

What do you need to start?

  • Min age 10 years.
  • Open Water Diver Certification or qualifying rating.

How long will it take? 2 days / 3 dives

 

Free transport

Our daily excursions start with the pickup and transport from your hotel or from a pickup point. Our service covers all areas of the Prefecture of Rethymnon.

Photo service

We offer professional photos of our divers, guests and underwater life for more than 10 years. You can take these lasting memories with you on a USB stick. 

Memory certificate

At the end of the day, just before leave and during our final meeting you will receive a memory certificate from your "journey" with Kalypso Dive Center.

Multilingual staff

Carefully selected, multilingual professional staff - we speak more than 10 languages - will make sure you have safe and enjoyable dives.

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How to turn a DSD into a unique dive experience?

How many certified divers took their first scuba diving steps through a PADI Discover Scuba Diver? Anybody wonders why this first experience changed their lives?

Most divers I talked to explained their DSD was a great experience. Thanks to the dive centre and dive instructor, passing their passion for diving, a new diver was born. The correct environment, information sharing, atmosphere and good preparation turned the Discover Scuba Diver in a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of them.

Both my wife and I started in the same way years ago. Thanks to the great time we became so passionate about diving that we completely changed our lifestyle. From the discovery, we went through recreational diving to become so passionate about diving, to decide to swap our traditional jobs for a life in the diving industry. Even after we took this big step, we still remember our DSD years ago.

How to turn each Discover Scuba Diver (DSD) into an “I-love-scuba-diving” experience:

  • Organise each DSD as if it was a first date: Understand the DSD candidate does not know what to expect!
  • Be prepared: Follow a fixed DSD circuit and routine, but leave room for a personal touch.
  • Adapt to your customer: Accept people are unique, give them room to absorb scuba diving at their own pace.
  • Be passionate: share your passion for scuba diving with your guests before, during and after the dive.
  • Take your time: Remember the experience does not stop getting out of a wetsuit.
  • Help them remember: a picture says more than a thousand words, help them organise some pictures or a video as a permanent souvenir.

I fully agree there are a thousand more points to be added, but these six definitely help making a DSD something unique!

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