The biggest favourite of them all, the PADI Deep Dive Specialty. Feel that lure pulling you into the mysterious depths, it is both exciting and exhilarating. Explore the deeper dive sites around Gozo, with confidence at depths down to maximum 40 meters. The course helps divers to be aware of air consumption and maximum bottom times. Practice vertical and horizontal ascents and deploy a DSMB between 10 m – 5 meters for your safety stop. Use a pony bottle for a simulated emergency decompression stop, and help your Buddy do the same. Learn to feel at ease while scuba diving in deep waters and enjoy this spectacular planet from another perspective. Gozo has many deep dive sites to offer.
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 may be, 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 becoming a safe 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
A dive light is also recommended
Your PADI Instructor may suggest other gear that may be appropriate for local deep diving.
What learning materials do you require?
PADI Deep Diver Manual
Participants must be 15 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