The PADI Specialty courses are designed as a natural progression to what you have already learned during your Open Water & Advanced Diver certification program. The purpose of the PADI Specialty Diver courses is to familiarize you with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards in various Special-Interest areas in diving. There are more than 25 PADI Specialty Courses to choose from, all over the world. Specialty courses vary from 2 to 4 dives per speciality. Every Specialty dive also counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver. certification.