Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. Welcome to New Mexico!!! Pretty much all diving that you will do here is Altitude Diving. But by diving at Altitude there are additional risks and considerations. This training teaches you how to manage those risks, be able to adjust and calculate your No Decompression Limits for altitudes above 1000 ft, address dive planning and post dive considerations.
If you’re ready to discover a hidden world where few have ventured, then the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.
Altitude Specialty Course - 2020
- In order to take this class you need to be a certified Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver.
In the academic portion of this course, you will learn will how to adjust your dive plan for the reduced surface pressure at altitude which is very important.
You’ll will also complete two scuba dives and learn:
-- Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures and techniques.
-- How to adjust your dive computer for altitude diving or calculate altitude dive profiles using the RDP Table or eRDPML.
-- How to avoid problems and handle emergency situations, if they occur, at altitude.
Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.