PADI Diver Sea Survival distinctive specialty course

A distinctive specialty is a member authored outline that has been reviewed and approved by PADI.

The purpose of a distinctive specialty is to offer diver training in areas where PADI doesn’t have a standardised course.

Based on this concept, Ocean Diving Center in Abu Dhabi – UAE has received approval to teach the PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival specialty course.

Here a brief description:

If you’re in danger at sea, knowing what to do can make the difference !

You could be rescued more quickly or may not even need rescuing if you have the right diving survival skills and kit.

The PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival course specialty will provide you with the skills and knowledge to survive.

During the course ( which includes 2 Open Water Dives) you will learn:




  • dive planning
  • dive preparation
  • navigation and safety equipment on dive boats
  • diving in low-visibility conditions
  • how to deal with out-of-air emergencies
  • use of surface marker buoys (SMBs)
  • ways of calling for help
  • how to deal with an emergency on the surface.

Teaching your own distinctive specialty course has never been so easy!

Check the concept:

send a few sentences describing the course you would like to write. This gives us the opportunity to let you know if it is outside the scope of PADI training and guide you in the direction of a course that can be approved.

Take advantage of resources!

See Pros’Site/Training Essentials/Curriculum/Diver Training/Specialties/DistinctiveSpecialty Course Templates for detailed information.