Aqua Pursuits

Newcastle upon Tyne: 3 Byker Bridge, NE1 2NS
Newcastle upon Tyne : Benfield Sport Centre, Heaton, Tyne and Wear NE6 4NU
Gateshead: Friars Goose Water Sport Centre, Green Lane, NE10 0QH
Phone: 077 6929 0001 / 077 5404 5706


PADI Specialty diver training courses.

PADI Equipment Specialty

Want to know about how your dive gear works? Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you. This course familiarizes you with the operation and maintenance of your dive equipment. The more you know about how your gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, the more performance you get from it and the better you can care for it. 
Must be a PADI Scuba Diver or Junior Scuba Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). 

  • Reviews the theory, principles and operation of dive equipment
  • Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  • Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear (may include optional confined water dive to try new or unfamiliar equipment)
  • No dives are required, so you can take the Equipment Specialist course any time of the year
  • The PADI Equipment Specialist Course is not an equipment repair course, but it provides the foundation you’ll want if you’re interested in learning equipment repair
  • Certification counts toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

Dry Suit Diver.

A dive in cold water can take the fun out of diving. Owning a dry suit extends your dive season. To be safe and to enjoy your dry suit does require specific knowledge and skills.

Night Diver.

Diving at night is one of the most exciting and interesting times to dive because most aquatic life is nocturnal. You will learn how to navigate in darkness and the proper techniques for limited visibility conditions.

Enriched Air.

Sooner or later most divers seek longer dives with a safe bottom time. The enriched air or Nitrox course is designed to make the subject easy and fun to learn through the use of special dive tables.

Wreck Diver.

One of the ultimate experiences in underwater diving is finding and penetrating a sunken ship. You will require specific knowledge and skills to participate in wreck diving to ensure a safe and enjoyable dive.

Multilevel Diver.

As a diver you will want to spend as much time as you can on every dive. Multilevel diving takes advantage of innovations in dive tables and computer design so you can plan for the variable depths in a typical recreational dive profile.

Peak Performance Buoyancy.

This course is designed to increase your buoyancy skills through body movement and breath control. These skills will put you more at ease in the water.

Drift Diving Course.

Up until now your experience with currents has been to dive against them. Drift diving is specialized diving based on the philosophy that if you can't swim against the current, drift with it. In some drift diving sites, the current carries you faster than you can swim. It also requires little effort and some