Specialty Courses

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Our Most Popular Diving Specialty Classes


Manta Ray Diver

Only available at Jack's Diving Locker! First, explore the reef as the sun begins to fade over Kona and then observe in awe as Manta Rays glide in from the darkness to feed on the microscopic plankton attracted to your ligh[more...]

Pelagic Magic® Diver

Only available at Jack’s Diving Locker! Come learn why these black water night dives are such a favorite for guests and our staff as we drift over the dark abyss [more...]

Nitrox (Enriched Air) Diver

The popularity of enriched air diving continues to grow as divers realize the benefits of using nitrox such as extended bottom time and reducing overall nitrogen load on multiple dives [more…]

Rebreather Diver

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more.   You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters [more...]


Boat Diver

The Kona coast of Hawaii is the perfect place to explore dive sites by boat.  With pristine coral reefs, underwater lava rock structures, and steep drop-offs,  Kona dive sites are full of adventure! [more...]

Buoyancy Specialty

Hawaii is the perfect place to take the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course with one of the professional scuba instructors at Jack’s Diving Locker.  Buoyancy skills are extremely important for scuba divers, especially over a coral reef! [more…]

Deep Diver

Enjoy exploring the deeper depths of Kona’s amazing underwater world in the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course conducted at Jack’s Diving Locker.  With steep drop offs and clear water, Kona is the perfect place to look for some rare, endemic deep water critters [more…]

Digital Underwater Photographer

Take only pictures, leave only bubbles …. Digital Underwater Photography is the perfect way to capture the fun and excitement of exploring the underwater world. Taking this course at Jack’s Diving Locker gives you the opportunity to take better photos and understand your camera [more…]

DPV Specialty

There’s nothing like scootering – riding a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) – over coral reefs or around majestic pinnacles. Imagine motor cross, flying and jet skiing, all in one. Covering ground and exploring areas of reef you haven't seen before  [more…]

Equipment Specialist

Join the Jack’s Diving Locker knowledgeable staff in Kona, Hawaii for the PADI Equipment Specialty.  The goals of this specialty are to develop the student’s practical knowledge of theory, principles, and operation of diving equipment [more…]

Night Diver

If you’re like most divers, you’ll find night diving mysterious, yet alluring.  You may be attracted to the added challenge that darkness brings, enjoy the vibrant colors provided by underwater lights, or discover the myriad or nocturnal creatures that can't be seen during daylight hours [more…]