The purpose of the PADI Underwater Communication Specialty Diver Course is to explain what diving communication is, how it works, and how it can be used. We will be discussing how to get the best performance out of today’s technology and how communications can be fully integrated into the many activities that are performed during dives for business, study, research, recreation and even teaching. Conducting dives with communications gives the ability to deliver the necessary information and instructions clearly and unambiguously instead of using gestures that can cause confusion or be misinterpreted. This communication is often essential. In some cases it can save a life. People who work underwater need to communicate with their colleagues underwater and the surface both for logistical support and safety. The same is true for people whose business is teaching, education, or recreation. How many times have you found it necessary to inform your colleague or even your boat of what you were seeing, hearing, intending to do or not to do, or even simply to ask a question?

The course can be conducted in combination with the PADI Integrated Diving Mask course or as an add on for people which are already certified as full face mask divers.

Student Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 15
  • Have a minimum certification of PADI Open Water Diver(or equivalent)
  • Show proof of 10 logged open water dives beyond training for Open Water Diver certification.