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Distinctive Specialties

Distinctive specialty courses

Dive Against Debris
September (or call to schedule)

Do you want to make a difference on every dive but are not sure where to begin? Gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist by taking the Dive Against Debris® Specialty. You’ll learn to complete Dive Against Debris surveys under the guidance of a PADI® Professional and help keep your local dive sites healthier by removing trash.

Underwater Trick or Treating
Underwater Pumpkin Carving
Sunglass Hunter
Various Times Throughout the Year

what are they?

PADI Instructors who have special scuba diving interests and expertise can write their own specialty diver courses. Some of them are available in many locations, and some are 100% unique to Dive World Austin Dive Professionals!


We are so proud of them all that we encourage all of you to earn each of these specialties! 

Contact Us for more details about our distinctive specialty course offerings.

Any diving distinctive specialty requires a Diver Medical Form. Please read the form carefully to determine if you need a physician's approval to participate. All medical forms are valid for one year barring any medical changes. 


Non-diving distinctive specialties do not require a medical form. 

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