WHAT'S YOUR NEXT DIVING ADVENTURE?

Scroll through our specialty courses for more information

  • FROM RIBS TO LIVEABOARDS

    PADI Boat Diver Specialty manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    SMB, Buoyancy and Trim workshop in our training tank
    2 boat dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £400.00

    Expand your knowledge and build your confidence while experiencing some fantastic North East dive sites by boat.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 10 years old

  • EXPLORE AT 40M

    We're completely revamping this course - check back soon!
    We're tailoring it to dive deep in the cold water of the UK so will teach you on twinset or sidemount (whichever you prefer!)
    Get in touch for more info.

    If the deep is calling you, it's time to visit. Learn how to use specialised deep diving equipment and plan dives to 40m.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI Adventure Diver, 15 years old

  • STAY WARM IN THE COLDEST WATER

    PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Confined Water skills practice in our training tank
    Buoyancy and Trim workshop in our training tank
    2 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £250.00

    Extend your diving season and stay warm all year round. Master buoyancy control and a whole new way of diving.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 10 years old

  • GO WITH THE FLOW

    PADI Drift Diver Specialty manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    SMB, Buoyancy and Trim workshop in our training tank
    2 boat dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £400.00

    Learn to use currents to your advantage while practising drift diving techniques and procedures during some exciting boat dives.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 12 years old

  • MANAGE THE BASICS OF KIT MAINTENANCE

    PADI Equipment Specialist Touch theory
    Chilled out, informative classroom session covering function, user maintenance, repairs and problems
    Equipment Workshop in our training tank to try different kit configurations and optimise your own gear
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £175.00

    Get to grips with your equipment, save a dive when something breaks and get the best from your kit configuration.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver, 10 years old

  • THINGS CHANGE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

    PADI Night Diver manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Buoyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    3 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £475.00

    Even a dive site you know like the back of your hand looks completely different at night. Discover new life by torch light.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 12 years old

  • BE THE HERO AND FIND THAT LOST GEAR

    PADI Search and Recovery Diver manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Skills and lift bag practise in our training tank
    Bouyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    Search pattern practise at a swimming pool session
    4 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £450.00

    Become skilled at retrieving lost items with the most suitable search patterns and lifting techniques.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver (or PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver with Underwater Navigator certification), 12 years old

  • A FLEXIBLE, STREAMLINED SET UP WITH REDUNDANCY

    PADI Sidemount Diver manual
    Chilled out classroom session for theory and kit fettling
    Skills practise and equipment fine tuning in our training tank
    Sidemount Buoyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    Sidemount Propulsion Workshop at a swimming pool session
    3 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £500.00

    Discover the benefits of diving sidemount including perfect trim with streamlined equipment, redundancy with independent tanks plus the luxury of donning cylinders in the water rather than lugging them around.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI Open Water Diver, 15 years old

  • NEVER GET LOST

    PADI Underwater Navigator manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Buoyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    Navigation skills practise at a swimming pool session
    3 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £400.00

    Be the diver everyone wants to follow because you always know where you're going. Fine tune your compass and natural navigation.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 10 years old

  • GET WRECKED

    We're completely revamping this course - check back soon!
    We're going to explore amazing wrecks all over the UK with awesome weekends away
    Get in touch for more info.

    Practise responsible wreck diving techniques as you develop your skills to explore and penetrate wrecks.

    Course prerequisites: medical questionnaire, PADI Adventure Diver, 15 years old

  • FROM RIBS TO LIVEABOARDS

    PADI Boat Diver Specialty manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    SMB, Buoyancy and Trim workshop in our training tank
    2 boat dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £400.00

    Expand your knowledge and build your confidence while experiencing some fantastic North East dive sites by boat.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 10 years old

  • EXPLORE AT 40M

    We're completely revamping this course - check back soon!
    We're tailoring it to dive deep in the cold water of the UK so will teach you on twinset or sidemount (whichever you prefer!)
    Get in touch for more info.

    If the deep is calling you, it's time to visit. Learn how to use specialised deep diving equipment and plan dives to 40m.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI Adventure Diver, 15 years old

  • STAY WARM IN THE COLDEST WATER

    PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Confined Water skills practice in our training tank
    Buoyancy and Trim workshop in our training tank
    2 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £250.00

    Extend your diving season and stay warm all year round. Master buoyancy control and a whole new way of diving.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 10 years old

  • GO WITH THE FLOW

    PADI Drift Diver Specialty manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    SMB, Buoyancy and Trim workshop in our training tank
    2 boat dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £400.00

    Learn to use currents to your advantage while practising drift diving techniques and procedures during some exciting boat dives.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 12 years old

  • MANAGE THE BASICS OF KIT MAINTENANCE

    PADI Equipment Specialist Touch theory
    Chilled out, informative classroom session covering function, user maintenance, repairs and problems
    Equipment Workshop in our training tank to try different kit configurations and optimise your own gear
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £175.00

    Get to grips with your equipment, save a dive when something breaks and get the best from your kit configuration.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver, 10 years old

  • THINGS CHANGE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN

    PADI Night Diver manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Buoyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    3 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £475.00

    Even a dive site you know like the back of your hand looks completely different at night. Discover new life by torch light.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 12 years old

  • BE THE HERO AND FIND THAT LOST GEAR

    PADI Search and Recovery Diver manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Skills and lift bag practise in our training tank
    Bouyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    Search pattern practise at a swimming pool session
    4 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £450.00

    Become skilled at retrieving lost items with the most suitable search patterns and lifting techniques.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver (or PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver with Underwater Navigator certification), 12 years old

  • A FLEXIBLE, STREAMLINED SET UP WITH REDUNDANCY

    PADI Sidemount Diver manual
    Chilled out classroom session for theory and kit fettling
    Skills practise and equipment fine tuning in our training tank
    Sidemount Buoyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    Sidemount Propulsion Workshop at a swimming pool session
    3 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £500.00

    Discover the benefits of diving sidemount including perfect trim with streamlined equipment, redundancy with independent tanks plus the luxury of donning cylinders in the water rather than lugging them around.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI Open Water Diver, 15 years old

  • NEVER GET LOST

    PADI Underwater Navigator manual
    Chilled out classroom session
    Buoyancy and Trim Workshop in our training tank
    Navigation skills practise at a swimming pool session
    3 shore dives
    Full kit hire
    Project AWARE certification card and donation on your behalf

    £400.00

    Be the diver everyone wants to follow because you always know where you're going. Fine tune your compass and natural navigation.

    Course prerequisites: Medical questionnaire, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, 10 years old

  • GET WRECKED

    We're completely revamping this course - check back soon!
    We're going to explore amazing wrecks all over the UK with awesome weekends away
    Get in touch for more info.

    Practise responsible wreck diving techniques as you develop your skills to explore and penetrate wrecks.

    Course prerequisites: medical questionnaire, PADI Adventure Diver, 15 years old

DIVING IS ALWAYS BETTER WITH A BUDDY

We specialise in 1:1 and small group training. Get your instructor all to yourself or bring a friend and they'll receive a 50% discount!

Book your welcome session...

Let's get you started! Grab a cuppa with our co-founders Nic and James as they welcome you to The Fifth Point family. They'll personally make sure everything is organised for your course. They'll arrange your training sessions to fit your schedule, sort all the paperwork and get your eLearning set up too. This means you'll be prepared and raring to go when you jump in our tank for the first time.

You can either come into the centre for your welcome session or connect online over Zoom. Either way, Nic and James will introduce you to the team and take you on a tour of our amazing dive centre.

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PADI Specialty Courses are the perfect way to pursue a diving niche that really excites you. Perhaps you want to extend the limitations of your current training or learn more about something that's really specific, this is where these courses come into their own.

Extend Your Limits

If you want to challenge yourself that little bit more, or dive places that are beyond your current level of training, specialty courses can help stay down longer, dive deeper and give you the skills to achieve more in diving. Check out these PADI Specialties that will give you extra

  • Deep (qualifies you to 40m)
  • Wreck (learn how to safely penetrate)
  • Nitrox (extend your bottom times by breathing enriched air)
  • Dry Suit (stay warm in cold water - perfect for UK diving!)
  • Sidemount (dive on a whole new set up)

Expand Your Knowledge

If there's an area of diving that you're desperate to know more about, you can learn so much from a PADI Specialty. Couple that with one of our Instructors who are mad keen on the subject then you can milk them for everything they know!

  • Equipment (learn how your scuba gear works and how to look after it)
  • Fish ID (confidently identify the fish you'll see during your dives)
  • Underwater Naturalist (be able to identify marine life other than fish)

Hone Your Skills

Sometimes you might just want to up your game when it comes to your diving skills. PADI Specialty courses give you the time to practise and direction from your Instructor.

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (nail your buoyancy and trim)
  • Drift Diver (confidently plan and dive in currents)
  • Night Diver (explore dive sites by torchlight)
  • Search and Recovery (be the hero and find lost gear)
  • Underwater Navigator (be confident that you know where you're going)
  • Dive Against Debris (protect the ocean by removing rubbish and reporting it)

What are the prerequisites for specialty courses? 

The exact requirements depend on the individual course, and you can see more info in the slider above.

You will also be required to complete:

  • The Medical Statement – Please ensure you are fit to dive by checking this form. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, you'll need to take the form to your GP to get signed off as fit for diving before you can hit the water.

What Scuba Gear Will I Use?

We only use brand new, modern gear at The Fifth Point. In fact, you'll be wearing exactly the same equipment as your Instructor! We've spared no expense to make sure that you've got gear that fits you properly, is comfortable to wear and straight forward to use.

We supply everything you need including:

  • xDeep Zeos backplate, harness and wing buoyancy device
  • Apeks XL4 long hose regulator
  • xDeep integrated weight system and weights
  • Fourth Element Hydros 7mm semidry wetsuit or Aqualung Fusion One/Azdry dry suit with Fourth Element Artic undersuit
  • Fourth Element 3mm or 5mm hoods and gloves
  • Fourth Element 5mm Pelagic boots
  • Apeks RK3 fins
  • Aqualung i100 diving computer
  • A scuba diving air cylinder to best suit your size (choose from 7L, 10L and 12L tanks)
  • A selection of Cressi masks to choose from

Rental of all your dive equipment is included in your course.

Join The Submerge Scuba Subscription

Our Diver Subscription is the perfect way to keep diving once you're qualified. It's aimed at divers who want to get out in the water regularly without it costing the earth.

There's different membership levels that include...

  • FREE guided dives each month
  • FREE equipment rental each month
  • FREE Training Tank Sessions every month
  • 10% discount on retail at The Honest Diver Supply Co
  • 10% discount on courses
  • Access to our closed Facebook group for online training, bants and support
  • Priority booking on all dives, trips and environmental activities
  • Invites to monthly socials
  • and much more...

Find out more...

 

Master Scuba Diver

The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Every diver should aim for Master Scuba Diver.

To qualify you need to:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver
  • Hold 5 PADI Specialty Diver certifications
  • Log 50 dives

After our Protect What You Love trip, you're already well on your way to achieving this goal - you'll have 3 specialties and another 6 dives!