Specialty Diving Courses

Rainbow Reef Dive Center is proud to offer PADI Specialty certifications. There is quite a list to choose from, and each course can significantly improve your diving skills as well as educate you about the wildlife and underwater environment. The bottom line is having fun while becoming a better, safer diver.

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The prices of the classes vary depending on the number of dives that make up each of the courses. Some courses only have 2 dives, others have 3 and 4.

(Discounts for parties of 3 or more)

Keep in mind that you can combine most classes with any dive trip package you might be interested in!

Below is a list and descriptions of the diving specialty certifications we offer:

    • Nitrox/Enriched Air

      Looking to extend your bottom time? The Enriched air program emphasizes the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving.

      For Just $175 [ PP ] price page curl

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      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $140 [ PP ] price page curl

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    • Wreck Diver

      A fun, challenging and exciting experience into the fascinating world of submerged wrecks. Learn the skills necessary to safely dive, penetrate and explore shipwrecks. Includes Dive.

      For Just $299 [ PP ] price page curl

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      4 Dives

      (2 Trips, 4 Tanks)

      Add On Just $199 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Dive/Stay Package

      Or Just $99 w/ Dive Gear
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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of wreck diving certification in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Deep Diver

      Deep diving can be fun and exciting if done safely. This specialty is geared toward the more challenging side of recreational diving. Although a bit more intense than shallow diving... It offers some rewards and discoveries that will enable you to dive deeper with the knowledge and confidence to keep you safe.

      For Just $299 [ PP ] price page curl

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      4 Dives

      (2 Trips, 4 Tanks)

      Add On Just $199 [ PP ] price page curl

      Add to any
      Dive/Stay Package

      Or Just $99 w/ Dive Gear
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      Excl. mask, fins, snorkel
      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of deep diving certifications in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Underwater Photographer (Digital or Film)

      Your mission: Take only pictures, leave only bubbles! Want to learn how to take more memories home from your dive excursions? Even skilled photographers can benefit from the knowledge learned about how water and conditions affect how you would want to take photographs.

      One Trip $175 [ PP ] price page curl

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      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Photo of underwater photographer diving courses in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy

      This program is the perfect opportunity to hone your buoyancy skills. Perfect your buoyancy and you'll conserve air, energy and our precious environment. Some fundamentals you'll concentrate on are fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight position and distribution, positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position (trim in the water).

      For Just $175 [ PP ] price page curl

      Including
      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Dive/Stay Package

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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of Peak Performance Buoyancy diving classes in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Drift Diver

      Gliding with the currents, feeling the rush of flying underwater, is what drift diving is all about. You'll learn about special equipment such as floats, lines, reels. You'll also learn about proper procedures for buoyancy-control, navigation and communication, site selection and overview of aquatic currents causes and effects.

      For Just $175 [ PP ] price page curl

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      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of Drift Diver courses in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Underwater Navigator

      A must for every recreational diver. This course will leave you with the confidence and knowledge to navigate your way around most and dive site or underwater area; and return easily and confidently back to the boat or shore.

      Two Trips $215 [ PP ] price page curl

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      3 Dives

      (2 trips, 3 Tanks)

      Add On Just $165 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of underwater navigator certification in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Search & Recovery

      Accidentally drop something in the water? Looking for lost treasure? Learn effective ways to locate objects underwater with PADI's Search & Recovery Diver program! You'll learn all about the techniques of navigation, lift bags, search and recovery. Valuable skills and knowledge every diver should have.

      For Just $299 [ PP ] price page curl

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      4 Dives

      (2 Trips, 4 Tanks)

      Add On Just $199 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Dive/Trip Package

      Or Just $99 w/ Dive Gear
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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Photo of Search and Recovery diving certification in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • AWARE - Fish I.D.

      Hey! What kind of fish was that anyway? Was it a spotted Damsel, or a Spot fin Butterfly fish? How many times have you heard that kind of discussion after a dive? The Fish ID specialty is the answer to your curious questions. Learn species and types of our most popular and also seldom seen fish. Become a "fishwatcher" and know your stuff!

      For Just $175 [ PP ] price page curl

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      4 Dives

      (2 Trips, 4 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Dive/Stay Package

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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Photo of AWARE Fish I.D. diving courses in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Underwater Naturalist

      During this course, you will learn about aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla), factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life, an overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations, and diving techniques used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimize aquatic life disturbance.

      For Just $175 [ PP ] price page curl

      Including
      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Dive/Stay Package

      Get This FREE w/ Dive Gear
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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of Underwater Naturalist diving courses in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Boat Diver

      Boat Diver program makes diving easy - just take one giant step off the back and you're in the water! You'll learn about diving from different kinds of boats, the parts of the boat and communication used on boats. It's a great program for those who travel the world and will be diving in all kinds of conditions on all kinds of boats.

      For Just $175 [ PP ] price page curl

      Including
      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

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      Dive/Stay Package

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      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Photo of Boat Diver courses in Key Largo, Florida Keys
    • Night Diver

      So many wonderful things happen underwater at night. It truly is a different world. Nocturnal creatures come out to play and crawl about. Let us show you this amazing, seldom seen world and teach some very useful and safety oriented skills along the way.

      THREE Dives $299 [ PP ] price page curl

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      3 Dives

      (3 Trips, 1 Tank ea.)

      Add On Just $199 [ PP ] price page curl

      Add to any
      Dive/Trip Package

      Or Just $99 w/ Dive Gear
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      Custom Gear Pkg.

      Excl. mask, fins, snorkel
      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of Night Diving Courses in Key Largo, Florida
    • Underwater Videographer

      Information covered in your program includes: The selection, maintenance, care and handling of underwater video equipment. Safe diving practices while using underwater video equipment. Exposure, focus, and maintaining color with video equipment. Shot types, lengths and camera moves.

      For Just $299 [ PP ] price page curl

      Including
      2 Dives

      (1 trip, 2 Tanks)

      Add On Just $125 [ PP ] price page curl

      Add to any
      Dive/Stay Package

      Or Just $99 w/ Dive Gear
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      With any
      Custom Gear Pkg.

      Excl. mask, fins, snorkel
      Polaroid picture overlay graphic Picture of Underwater videographer diving courses in Key Largo, Florida Keys

Discounts/prorations apply if you have already completed 1 or more dives in the class

(i.e. if you are Advanced Open Water, you already did 1 deep dive, and 1 navigation dive)

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