PADI Deep Diver course
Specialty Course

Deep Diver

Continuing-Education
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.

Continuing-Education
Deep Diver
eLearning covers self-study material. Your dive shop will charge training fees.
Please select a language
Age Requirement
15 years or older
Course Prerequisites
PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
Time Commitment
Approximately 2-4 hours

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