Beyond The Basics

Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs

The World is Your Oyster

For every pearl of wisdom you gain in a Specialty Program, the Underwater world becomes more accessible. Getting the pearl requires the oyster to be opened.  Be open, and Malibu Divers can take you there.


  Dry Suit Diver  Peak Performance Buoyancy  U/W Digital Photo/Video*
 Enriched Air / Nitrox Diving
Advanced Open Water  Pirate Diver
Deep Diver+
Underwater Navigation
Wreck Diver
 Night Diver  Underwater Naturalist
Boat Diver
Abalone Diver Diver Propulsion Vehicle  Equipment Specialty*
 Kelp Diver
Invertebrate ID
Search & Recovery+ California Lobster Hunter GoPro Videographer
Project Aware*
 AWARE Fish ID Specialty
AWARE Shark Conservation
Altitude Diver
Emergency Oxygen Provider*
Full Face Mask
Sidemount Diver 
Discover Tec Diving 

Discover Rebreather/Rebreather

Neurological Assessment*  Hazardous Marine Life Injuries*
 DAN - Emergency Oxygen*

^ can be snorkeling, or during Discover Scuba Diving

* non diving (not an inwater) specialty 

+ Advanced Pre-requisites required


These specialty programs can be started after Open Water certification or with a few additional requirements. Please check each Specialty for any special age or other pre-requisites or contact us for more information.  Your instructor will perform an assessment of your diving skills and comfort level in-water and generally assess your dive knowledge.  Also - are there other more Advanced Specialties you are looking for or are interested in?  Advanced Specialties are the next level of Specialties that require you to have Advanced Open Water certification or additional training and/or experience level (or equivalent) as a prerequisite to starting these courses.