Education

Beyond The Basics


Open Your Eyes AND Ears to Our Underwater World

Why go full face mask?
  • Working on a project together (educational, scientific, industrial, entertainment, law enforcement, military, public safety, sport, etc), gets a whole lot easier when you can talk.
  • Broadens your vision or field of vision
  • Relaxed mouth, no jaw fatigue; no biting down on mouth piece
  • Breath through your mouth and nose
  • Virtually no mask fogging
  • Protects your face and your mouth (cold or contaminated water, stings)
  • Extra breathing safety (no mouth piece to fall out or if you fall unconscious)
Maybe you just want to be able to talk to your buddy underwater. Whatever your reasons, it definitely is fun and has a stealthy feeling to donning one. Even more fun when there are two of you doing it together.

In this Course, the purpose of the PADI Full-face Mask Specialty Diver Course is to familiarize you with the skills, knowledge, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and enjoyment of diving with a Full-face Mask. Additionally you will be presented with information that could prove valuable in the event that you might also elect to upgrade your Full-face Mask with an underwater communication system. The course is intended to serve as a safe, supervised introduction to Full-face Mask diving

Course includes: classroom, pool session and 2 Open Water dives; and PADI Full Face Mask Specialty certification card when two open water dives have been completed. 

Required Gear: personal gear (Mask (traditional for backup), Fins, Snorkel, Booties, Gloves, Gear Bag), Log Book, Compass and Scuba Gear with alternate air source, whistle, dive computer or underwater timing device are required. Rental of scuba gear is 50% off during the course. Cutting device, underwater slate/pencil and clips/caribiners, spare parts, and repair kits are recommended. 
  • A full-face mask of current design and in safe, working condition.  Mask may, or may not, be equipped with underwater communication system. Malibu Divers has masks if needed.
Program Cost: Call for Price & Schedule; Students enrolled in the class will receive a 10% discount on all specialty scuba diving supplies purchased during the class. 

What You Learn
  • Advantages of diving in a full face mask - environmental, safety
  • Overview of Full Face Masks
  • Features and benefits to look for in a full-face mask.
  • Full-face mask components: Fastening system, Face shield, Vision correction, Sealing skirt, Regulators and installation, Equalization features
  • Basic skills for using FFM
  • Diving with a FFM
  • FFM Problem Management
  • Maintenance of a FFM
  • Underwater communication and FFM applications
Prerequisites: 
  • At least PADI Open Water Diver (PADI Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent) 
  • 12 years old is the minimum age requirement
  • The Learning Materials You Need: Logbook, Instruction manual for FFM being used
Your Next Adventure
This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. If you are interested in further broadening your knowledge in becoming an underwater exploration, you'll also enjoy these specialty courses: Take your navigation skills to new levels with the PADI Underwater Navigator course. Get your buoyancy dialed in with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course. Recognize what those critters are on your night dive with the AWARE REEF/Fish Identification course and then snap their photo with precision with the Digital Underwater Photography


Be Stealthy & The Coolest Diver Around!

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