If you want to take your exploration of the underwater world to a new level, Dive Newcastle offers a range of speciality courses to choose from that will add excitement and experience to your life. Specialty courses are designed to educate and/or train certified divers in the practices, understanding, principles and/or specific applications, which include (but are not limited to) specific environmental conditions

Perfect Buoyancy


1 Pool Dive | Optional Open Water

Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor?

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Deep Diving


4 Open Water Dives | Optional Pool Dives

 The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. 

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2 Open Water Dives | Optional Pool Dive

Sick of never being quite sure where you are underwater? Heard about an amazingly beautiful swim-through on a dive site brief but couldn’t quite find it? The SSI Navigation course will set you on the right path.

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Photo and Video


3 Open Water Dives | 1 Pool Dive

This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. 

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Marine Ecology

Optional Open Water & Pool Dives

This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems.

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Waves, Tides and Currents

2 Open Water Dives | 1 Pool Dive

This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents, and in different types of waves. 

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Night and Limited Visibility


2 Open Water Dives | Optional Pool Dive

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean’s most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down.

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Equipment Techniques

Optional Open Water Dives | Optional Pool Dives

The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment. You will earn the SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty certification.

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Enriched Air Nitrox


Optional Open Water & Pool Dives

The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox course is a great option after the SSI Open Water course as it is a prerequisite for the higher level core courses.

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Wrecks Diving

2 Open Water Dives | 1 Pool Dive

This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures.

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Diver Stress and Rescue

3 Open Water Dives | 2 Pool Dives

This course is very important to make you a better dive buddy and is a prerequisite to dive leadership. It is a course every qualified diver can and should complete.

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Cannot find the course you are looking for? Have a question?  Call, email or visit us instore

Email: info@divenewcastle.com.au

Phone: (02) 4972 0940

Store location: 2/2 Belmont St, Swansea NSW

Opening hours: Monday 10am–5pm
Tuesday 9am–5pm
Wednesday 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–5pm
Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 8am–4pm
Sunday 8am–4pm

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Here you can find information regarding our complete range of courses and activities.