About the Course

Specialty classes should be called personal classes.

They teach you exactly what you want to know.

In many cases, dives you’ve made for previous classes can qualify toward your new specialty.

Specialty choices include:

  • Equipment Specialist
  • Ice Diver
  • Multi-Level
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Rebreather
  • Project Aware

You'll learn the principles of the specialty.

Confined Water
In some classes you'll practice the skills you will use later on.

Open Water
You'll master the specific skills that are necessary for your specialty.

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Different specialties have different requirements, please contact us for details.  Liability and medical statements MUST be signed prior to the first class.

Gear Requirements

You must expand your kit from the standard scuba gear you used for your Open Water Certification. Some of this equipment includes a compass, dive knife, and dive computer. You may need specialized equipment such as dive lights, reels & SMB, and camera/video equipment for specialty dives and courses. Your scuba diving instructor will advise you on which equipment you need and when.

Get Started


Specialty Classes may require a class and pool session and at least 1-3 open water session that takes place at a local lake, hot spring or a Dive Utah sponsored trip.  Please call the shop closest to you or use the “Sign up Now” to get started scheduling your class.

PADI eLearning
Take the academic portion of select courses online through PADI's online interactive programs and then finish your inwater and practical elements with Dive Utah.  PADI eLearning is available for the Scuba Tune-up, Enriched Air and Diver Digital Underwater Photographer classes.


Yes, there is always paperwork to fill out. Get a step ahead by downloading and completing the class and medical forms today.

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