The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
Deep Diver Specialty Course - 2020
- This course requires 4 dives which will be completed in 2 days unless you already have your Advanced Open Water certification
If you don't have your Advanced Open Water, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course will credit toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
-- Specialized deep diving equipment.
-- Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
-- Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended.