At Deep Blue Pirates we offer a wide range of specialties to choose from that will add excitement and experience to your life. The day you say I have learnt enough is the day you stop living!

These courses are designed to educate and train students in the practices, understanding, principles and/or specific applications, which include, but not limited to, specific environmental conditions; overhead environments; shark and other aquatic animals; photography, equipment; oxygen cleaning etc.

Requirements & Cross-over

To be a minimum of age as detailed in the Specialty. Click the links below for more details on each specialty.
Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.
To start the program, have a minimum number of logged hour’s underwater time as specified in the detailed specialty training program.
Completed and passed the relevant academic Quick Quiz and Exam.

Course Content

On-line academic presentations, quizzes, exam.
Confined and open water sessions, as detailed in the specific specialty program.

The student will be required to complete a quick written quiz with the instructor prior to the commencement of any in-water training. In-water training includes confined water and open water training as detailed in the specific specialty program.


The minimum logged hours, as detailed in the specific specialty program have been completed.
All confined and /or open water skills have been acknowledged and accepted on-line (through the RAID web site) as mastered by the certifying RAID instructor and student.
The RAID Dive Centre has confirmed certification on-line through the RAID web site.
Only a RAID registered renewed RAID Specialty instructor may sign off student skills.

At Deep Blue Pirates we offer the following Specialties

Advanced Wreck Diver
Basic Wreck Diver
Boat Diver
Deep 40
Drysuit Diver
Side Mount Diver

Please contact Pete, 07969825646, to discuss your Specialty course.