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PADI Advanced Course and Specialties 2023

Croatia Divers offers more than 35 dive sites, which makes for a great environment is which to continue your PADI education with Adventure Dives & Specialties.

Croatia Diving: diver at the blue holeWe offer: Wall diving, Wreck diving, Drift diving, Cave diving, Cavern diving and Deep diving The environment and ecology are typically Mediterranean, with imposing walls, drop-offs, caves, caverns, crevices and wrecks. The waters are renowned for their clarity, with vivacious colors and encrusted sponges, big sea fans of red and yellow, concentrations of red coral, nudibranchs, molluscs and crustaceans.

The aquatic life around Vela Luka is abundant, so you will see a variety of reef fish and encounters with larger pelagic fish are not rare, particularly around the deep walls and drop-offs.


Choose 5 specialties and receive your PADI Advanced Open water diver course level for FREE

1. Deep diver specialty

2. Navigation specialty

3. Nitrox diver

4. Peak performance buoyancy

5. Drift diver

799 euro including your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver level - duration 5 course days

Excluded PADI e-Learning materials

PADI Adventure Diver

3 adventure dives Wreck, Multilevel, Drift, Fish ID / A.W.A.R.E, Search & Recovery, Boat, Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB), U/W Naturalist, Night, etc.

* choice of elective dives is dependant upon dive center logistics

€ 199 euro - 1 day

Note: When a deep adventure dive is chosen the course takes 1.5 days

Croatia Diving: Shrimp on coralPADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Each dive of the Advanced course is called an Adventure Dive and after completing 5 Adventure Dives you will become an Advanced Open Water Diver.

Two of the dives are Deep and Navigation, - these are known as core dives. The other 3 dives are elective dives and you can choose from a range of adventure dives such as: Wreck, Multilevel, Drift, Fish ID / A.W.A.R.E, Search & Recovery, Boat, Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB), U/W Naturalist, Night, etc. Upon completion of this course you will have a recommended depth limit of 30m and an absolute maximum of 40m (the same depth limit as an instructor).

There is not as much theory involved as in the Open Water Diver Course and there is no final exam. You already have the basic knowledge and what we do is expand upon this knowledge and apply it to specific forms of diving in the Open Water environment. You will get specific tasks under water for certain forms of diving. For example; mapping a Wreck on the Wreck Adventure Dive, buoyancy tasks during PPB and so on.

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course makes you a more confident, experienced and safer diver which means that every dive you do becomes more fun (you are more relaxed so you notice more, your air lasts longer, etc).

* choice of elective dives is dependant upon dive center logistics

€ 299 euro - 2 days

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Croatia Diving: Nitrox course & students

PADI Nitrox Specialty Diver

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why.

Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

The Fun Part - You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty. What You Learn - Techniques for getting more dive time by using Enriched Air Nitrox, Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

Prerequisites - To enroll in the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you must be 15 years or older, have a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have an equivalent certification from another organization)

You first have to complete the PADI e-Learning theory lessons and after completed the enriched air analyzing workshop you will be a qualified Nitrox diver.

€ 185 euro e-Learning package included certification fee

Enriched air analyzing workshop at our resort: € 25

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Croatia Diving: PADI Rescue course

PADI Rescue course

The PADI Rescue Diver course philosophy focuses on the concept that there is rarely only one way to accomplish a task.

There is no single “right” way to perform a rescue, but rather there are many variables and resources that rescuers consider and draw upon, depending upon the scenario. The course takes a flexible, conceptual approach to rescue — a rescuer’s relative size and strength, for example, as well as environmental factors, may dictate or influence what rescue technique will be most effective.

The course water training sessions develop students’ foundational skills, which they adapt to their personal differences and needs. Skill development encourages divers to experiment, learning to capitalize on their strengths, recognize their limitations and consider these in emergency situations. Student divers learn first to think about the options available for handling an emergency, and then to act using their appraisal of the best method for the situation.

€ 339 euro - 2 days

Course prerequisites

  • PADI Adventure diver of which 1 adventure dive with navigation
  • CPR trained (Red Cross, EFR and many more accepted first aid organisations)
Croatia Diving: PADI Emergency Oxygen course

PADI EFR course

This course is needed to become a qualified Rescue diver. Equivalent courses also count!

Primary care - CPR for Adults, Children and Infants Secondary care -


First Aid - Injury assessment, Illness Assessment, Bandaging, Splinting for dislocations and fractures

AED - Automated External Defibrillator use

Care for Children (CFC) - optional

€ 159 - duration 1 day

€ 59 supplement when adding CFC to the EFR course

€ 59 supplement when adding PADI emergency oxygen provider to the EFR course

Croatia Diving: PADI Logo

PADI Emergency Oxygen provider

This is an entry level course in Oxygen administration, a vital part of the chain of survival (and recovery) for someone suffering from a range of diving and non-diving maladies. Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen, properly set up equipment and administer emergency oxygen

€ 69 - duration of the course 1/2 day (morning or afternoon)

PADI Tune up (beach) only in combination with a dive booking

If you have not dived for many years, you could decide to do all the skills again. There are scuba 20 skills involved, your Instructor will demonstrate all the skills one by one to refresh your memories prior your practice sessions.

€ 99 - duration 1/2 day and only in combination with a dive booking

Croatia Diving: Coral polieps

All prices & courses above include the following:

  • Weights, belt, lead, air fills and cylinder
  • All practical sessions
  • PADI instructor professional & experienced
  • All the needed pools sessions if any and open water dives
  • A fun and great course

All courses above exclude the following:

  • Additional equipment rental unless you have your own
  • PADI e-Learning included certification fee - click here for more information
  • Logbook € 15 - Croatia Divers dive logbook to log all your dives for now and in the future

PADI specialty courses

U/W Photography (2 boat dives) exclusive dgital camera - 1 dive per day € 199,00
U/W Naturalist (2 boat dives) € 149,00
Night Diver (2 boat dives and 1 shore dive) € 255,00
Deep Diver (4 boat dives) € 219,00
Nitrox diver - only e-Learning and the enriched air analyzing workshop is needed - package offer € 199,00
Navigation (3 dives) € 229,00
Drift Diver (2 boat dives) € 149,00
Boat Diver (2 boat dives) € 149,00
Search & Recovery (4 dives) € 229,00
Peak Performance Buoyancy (2 boat dives) € 149,00
Project A.W.A.R.E. / Fish ID (2 boat dives) € 149,00
Adventure dives - choose from any above € 79,00
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