Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control. Description 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. Academic Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your personal limits, you’ll learn about: Specialized deep diving equipment. Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control Managing your gas supply and dealing with gas narcosis.. 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. You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor. Available Languages For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment 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">https://locator.padi.com">local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving. Getting Started Start learning now with PADI’s home-study materials – Deep Diver eLearning. Read and watch video about deep diving, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your four deep dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content. Add to cart Continuing-Education Deep Diver eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees. Please select a language SpanishItalianGermanEnglish Don’t see your language? Add to cart Your Dive Shop Age Requirement 15 years or older Course Prerequisites PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification) Time Commitment Approximately 2-4 hours Advertisement More Courses Continuing Education Advanced Rebreather Diver Dive in silence and train to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. Learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Continuing Education Altitude Diver Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured. Continuing Education AWARE Shark Conservation Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them. Continuing Education Boat Diver This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. Continuing Education Cavern Diver Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water. Continuing Education Coral Reef Conservation This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.