Specialty Courses

AWARE Shark Conservation

Haven Diving Services are proud to offer Pembrokeshire’s first AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty course. Since 2013 our dedicated dive team have been researching the marine life at The Celtic Deep, tagging sharks and passing on data to The UK Shark Tagging Programme (a currently ongoing project). In order to offer a more rounded Celtic Deep diving experience we began to film sharks/marine life behaviour and their interactions with divers in order to create a safe diving environment for both sharks/marine life and divers. Our experienced Pembrokeshire Shark Diving Instructors will take you on an adventure to The Celtic Deep to experience the diverse marine life that this impressive location has to offer.

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Sharks In UK Waters?

Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. Also look at what shark species we have here in the UK, including Porbeagles, Blue, Mako, Thresher and the magnificent Basking Shark.

Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. They maintain a balance in populations of prey species and keep the ocean healthy by removing ill or diseased animals.

The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a non-diving education program.

 What’s Included:

  • AWARE Shark Conservation Study Guide
  • Certification card on successful completion of course
  • Full day on a hard boat, 2 dives at The Celtic Deep
  • Lectures on shark biology, conservation, diversity of sharks and shark diving techniques.

Shark Awareness pre requisites:-

  • Minimum qualification level PADI Open Water or above, BSAC Ocean Diver or any other equivalent diving body certification.

 

Points towards PADI Master SCUBA Diver certification

Course cost:
£200.00pp

Equipment hire is available at an additional cost.

 

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AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

This course is aimed at divers, non-divers and snorkelers who are interested in learning more about coral reefs, the impact they have on the marine environment and how they can help to improve them. As divers we are always looking at ways of keeping the marine environment as pristine as possible.

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On this course students will learn: –

  • How coral reefs function
  • Why they are so important
  • Why many reefs are in serious trouble
  • What you can do to prevent further decline

What’s included:

  • AWARE Our World Underwater manual (online download) Visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your free copy
  • Lecture on Coral Reef Conservation (half day).
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation course = £99.00pp

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Project AWARE

This course is aimed at divers, non-divers and snorkelers who are interested in learning more about how they can help to improve the health of our Oceans and the fragile ecosystems that call them home. This course is classroom based and can be completed in a single afternoon. Learn about local conservation initiatives such as Neptunes Army of Rubbish Cleaners and how you can get involved and do you part.

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On this course students will learn about: –

  • Fisheries Sustainment.
  • Coral Environments/Ecosystems/Marine life.
  • What you can do to preserve the environment.

What’s included:

  • AWARE Our World Underwater manual (online download) Visit Project AWARE Foundation to download your free copy
  • Lecture on Project AWARE (half day).
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:
Project AWARE course = £99.00pp

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Enriched Air Diver (EANx)

Do you ever feel like you want to stay underwater for that little bit longer? Then the Enriched Air Diver (EANx) course is your next step. With this qualification you will be able to extend your no deco stop bottom time beyond the limits previously allowed with standard air no stop diving limits, ultimately allowing you more bottom time on your favourite reef.

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Enriched Air Diver (EANx) pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level PADI Open Water Diver.
  • Minimum age of 12 years or older.

What you will learn: –

  • Plan enriched air dives using tables and/or dive computers.
  • Enriched Air equipment considerations.
  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using Enriched Air.
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

We offer diving and non-diving Enriched Air Diver (EANx) courses.

Non-diving course structure: –

  • Can be completed within one day and includes theory and practical skills.
  • Students receive the Enriched Air Diver Speciality Pack, which includes the EANx manual & DVD.
  • Students then attend Haven Diving Services for knowledge development, dive planning and EANx analysis.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Non-Diving course price = £125.00

Diving course structure: –

  • Can be completed within one day and includes theory and practical skills.
  • Students receive the Enriched Air Diver Speciality Pack, which includes the EANx manual & DVD.
  • Students then attend Haven Diving Services for knowledge development, dive planning and EANx analysis.
  • Includes 2 open water dives priced at £55.00 per dive using (EANx mixture up to 40%).
  • EANx cylinders (included in course price).
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Diving course price = £235.00

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Night Diver

Join Haven Diving Services and experience your favourite Pembrokeshire shore diving site at night for an unforgettable diving experience as you immerse yourself in the magical world of the underwater realm. Night diving with Pembrokeshire’s marine life has to be seen to be believed, from Lobsters, Crabs and hunting Fish roaming the seabed in your torch light to small Cuttlefish squirting miniscule ink jets to distract and evade you.

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On this course students will learn:

  • Correct use of lights and deal with light loss.
  • Identify and observe nocturnal marine life.
  • Nighttime water entry and exit safe procedures.
  • Safe night diving skills.
  • Underwater communication via lights.
  • Nighttime navigation and “Blackout Diving”.

Night Diver pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver or above (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Minimum of 12 years old.

What’s included:

Night Diver Crewpack:

  • Night Diver manual.
  • Night Diver DVD.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.
  • Underwater Torches, Strobes and Glow sticks (available for students without adequate lighting source).
  • 3 Night Dives (over 2-3 evenings).

Course Cost:

Night Diver course = £195.00pp

Equipment: Torches, Strobes & Glow sticks. Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost).

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OTS Guardian Full Face Mask Diver

Learning to breath underwater is a fantastic experience, what if we told you that you could communicate with your buddy underwater by voice instead of hand signals…

All our OTS Guardian masks are fitted with diver-to-diver underwater communications. Voice communications between divers eliminates the need for tank bangers that can scare away marine life. Diving in full face masks keeps your face warmer during cold water dives. The mask has a wide field of view giving divers greater visibility underwater.

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OTS Guardian Full Face Mask Diver pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
  • Minimum age 15 (due to mask size and additional equipment used). 

On this course students will learn:

  • Technical aspects of Full Face Mask Diving.
  • Differences between Full Face Mask and Half Mask Diving
  • Pool and Open Water skills.
  • Additional equipment considerations.

What’s included:

  • OTS Guardian full face mask theory session (half day).
  • 1 confined water dive.
  • 2 sea dives.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.
  • Use of mask, regs and pony bottle for course duration.

Course Cost:

OTS Guardian Full Face Mask Diver course = £185.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost). 

Course offer: Purchase a OTS Guardian mask within 30 days of completing the course and receive £50.00 off the retail price of OTS Guardian mask of your choice.

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Peak Performance Bouyancy

Perfecting your buoyancy is the first step in becoming a better diver, gliding gracefully over reefs with a feeling of weightlessness. Once you have mastered your buoyancy you will use less air and energy leaving you more relaxed underwater. This allows you interact with marine life on a more personal level as you avoid unnecessary finning and arm movements. With correct trim and streamline equipment you will reduce the risk of causing damage to the marine life, equipment and more importantly fragile reef ecosystems.

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On this course students will learn:

  • Correct Weighting.
  • Streamlining yourself and equipment.
  • How to fine-tune your buoyancy.
  • How to improve your hovering techniques.

Peak Performance Buoyancy pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver or above (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Minimum of 10 years old.

What’s included:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy manual.
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy DVD.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.
  • 2 Dives.

Course Cost:

Peak Performance Buoyancy course = £125.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost).

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Underwater Digital Photographer

Pembrokeshire is home to some of the most colourful, inquisitive and beautiful marine life that the UK coastline has to offer. With advancements in digital cameras, underwater digital camera setups are now reasonably priced and as such you are never too far away from a diver with a camera underwater.

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course familiarizes students with today’s modern digital camera equipment, from entry-level point-and-shoot digital cameras to sophisticated D-SLR professional cameras.

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On this course students will learn:

  • The PADI S.E.A method for capturing great shots.
  • The three primary principles for underwater photography.
  • Editing and sharing your pictures.
  • Choosing the right underwater photography setup to match their diving needs, qualification level, experience and budget.

Underwater Digital Photographer pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).

What’s included:

Underwater Digital Photographer Crewpack:

  • Digital Underwater Photography manual.
  • White Balance Slate.
  • PADI Photo Frames.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.
  • Underwater Cameras (available for students without cameras)
  • 2 Photography Dives.

Course Cost:

Underwater Digital Photographer course = £250.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost).

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Underwater Videographer

Pembrokeshire is home to some of the most colourful, inquisitive and beautiful marine life that the UK coastline has to offer. With advancements in underwater video cameras such as GoPro’s, camera sizes have shrunk and so have the prices. Capturing your images on an underwater digital camera is one thing but being able to film your diving adventure and share it with friends and family is something special.

 

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The Underwater Videographer course will teach students how to create films that capture the incredible sights and sounds that the underwater world has to offer. Creating unforgettable memories that you want to watch again and again. The course is split into three sections.

Camera Theory

In this section students will learn:

  • Selecting the right underwater video camera setup.
  • Maintaining and looking after your underwater equipment.
  • Videography fundamentals such as exposure, focus, shot types, moves, story line and shot sequencing.

Video Dive

In this section students will:

  • Complete 2 dives.
  • Capture footage to create a story of your dive.

Editing

The final section of the Underwater Videographer course is video editing. Students will learn about different editing techniques used to piece together and create a seamless underwater film. Using a preferred editing method students will then edit the RAW video footage to create their very own underwater film. A copy of the finished film will be given to the student and Haven Diving Services will also upload the film to their YouTube and Facebook page.

Underwater Videographer pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).

What’s included:

  • Underwater Videographer manual.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.
  • Underwater Video Camera Setup (students may use their own)

Course Cost:

Underwater Videographer course = £250.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost).

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Deep Diver

The call of the deep, we all eventually get it. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 meters, on wall dives it may be a giant Pink Sea Fan or sunken treasure. The Deep diver qualification allows you to dive with confidence at depths down to 40 meters.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. The first dive of this course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advance Open Water Qualification certification. Deep Diver course duration 2 days.

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On this course students will learn about:

  • Specialized deep diving equipment.
  • Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
  • Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

Deep Diver pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification of PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher.
  • Minimum age of 15 years old.

Boat based Deep Diver course includes:

  • Deep Diver manual.
  • Deep Diver DVD.
  • 4 Quarry Dives
  • Quarry entry fees.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Boat based Deep Diver course = £265.00pp

Quarry based Deep Diver course includes:

  • Deep Diver manual.
  • Deep Diver DVD.
  • 4 Quarry Dives
  • Quarry entry fees.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Quarry based Deep Diver course = £207.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost). 

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Dry Suit Diver

With temperatures reaching as low as 4 degrees at the start of the year and reaching around 20 degrees at the height of the summer you have probably realized that your semi dry wetsuit would not be suitable for diving all year round.

Dry suit diving will allow you the freedom to complete 2/3 dives a day leaving you warm and comfortable underwater at any depth. No more will you end your days diving short due to wet uncomfortable semi dry suits. With this qualification you can take advantage of more challenging dive sites throughout the season. Course duration 1-2 days.

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As the old diving saying goes “Once you go dry, you never go back”

On this course students will learn about:

  • Correct dry suit entry and exit methods.
  • Under suits and thermal protection.
  • Correct Weighting.
  • Streamlining yourself and equipment.
  • Maintenance and dry suit storage.
  • How to improve buoyancy techniques.

Dry Suit Diver pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver or above (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Minimum of 10 years old.

What’s included:

  • Dry Suit Diver manual.
  • Dry Suit Diver DVD.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.
  • 1 Confined Water Orientation Dive, 2 Open Water Dives

Course Cost:

Dry Suit Diver course = £125.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost).  

Due to factors associated with dry suits such as size, shape, boot size and wrist/neck size students are advised to bring their own dry suits as part of the course.

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Emergency Oxygen Provider

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. Course duration 1 day.

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On this course students will learn about:

  • 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 no breathing diver.

Emergency Oxygen Provider pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver or above (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Minimum of 12 years old.

What’s included:

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider manual.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Emergency Oxygen Provider course = £125.00pp

Equipment: Emergency Oxygen units are available to use for training and at H.D.S we can help you purchase your own unit for use after the class. You’ll also need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask to use during practice sessions, which your instructor can help provide.

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Equipment Specialist

Don’t 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 you’re investment. Course duration 1 day.

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On this course students will learn about:

  • Routine care and maintenance procedures.
  • Scuba equipment storage recommendations.
  • Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions.

Equipment Specialist pre requisites:

  • Minimum qualification level, PADI Jnr Open Water Diver or above (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Minimum of 10 years old.

What’s included:

  • Equipment Specialist manual.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Equipment Specialist course = £125.00pp

Equipment: Students are advised to bring their diving equipment to the course (examples of other diving equipment will be available for you to work with during training).

This is NOT a service technician course and does not allow students to service their own equipment.

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Search and Recovery Diver

People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun. 

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On this course students will learn about:

  • 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 objects prior to the dive.

Search and Recovery pre requisites:

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.
  • PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers.
  • Minimum of 12 years old

What’s included:

  • Search and Recovery manual.
  • Search and Recovery DVD
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Equipment Specialist course = £175.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost). 

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Wreck Diver

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

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There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. Wreck Diver course duration 2-3 days.

On this course students will learn about:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.
  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

Wreck Diver pre requisites:

  • PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher
  • Minimum age of 15 years old

What’s included: Boat Based

  • Wreck Diver manual.
  • Wreck Diver DVD
  • 4 wreck dives
  • Boat diving fees
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Boat Based Wreck course = £265.00pp

What’s included: Quarry Based

  • Wreck Diver manual.
  • Wreck Diver DVD.
  • 4 wreck dives.
  • Quarry entry fees.
  • Certification card on successful completion of course.

Course Cost:

Quarry Based Wreck course = £207.00pp

Equipment: Standard scuba diving equipment (available for hire at additional cost). 

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