Deep diving – 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, 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, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
What will you learn?
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.
How can you start learning now?
Get a PADI Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video by visiting your local PADI Dive Centre and Resort to enrol in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.
You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your PADI Instructor or local dive centre staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.
- PADI Adventure Diver (or equivalent)
- Minimum age: 15 years