The lure into the mysterious depths is both exciting and exhilarating. Learn to feel at ease while scuba diving in deeper waters and enjoy this spectacular planet from another perspective.
Who should take this course?
Maybe it is a wreck or a wall dive that requires exploration deeper than 18metres/60 feet, or photographers attracted to flora and fauna that can be found only in deeper waters. Whatever the reason maybe, the PADI Deep Diver Specialty gives scuba divers the know-how and confidence to dive to depths no deeper than 40metres/130feet.
What will you learn?
Review during training sessions the reasons we go deep diving, and become aware of your personal limits. This is the first step towards being a deep diver. This course will cover:
Scuba equipment, which is used for deep diving
Techniques for diving deeper than 18metres/60feet
The planning of deep dives, including gas turning point and redundant air supplies
Buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control
How to manage your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations
Safety stops and emergency decompression
What scuba gear will you use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Use of emergency breathing air
Dive computer and compass
Underwater slate and pencil
Dive light is also recommended
Your PADI Instructor may suggest other gear that maybe appropriate for local deep diving.
What learning materials do you require?
PADI Deep Diver Manual
Participants must be15 years of age, or older
Minimum PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent from another training agency
Participants under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian consent
Complete a diver medical questionnaire declaring you are in good physical health