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 Speciality course.
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enrol in the Deep Diver 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.
You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor.
How can you start learning now?
Get a PADI Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video by visiting Atlantic Scuba to enrol in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.
What scuba gear will you use?
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 Atlantic Scuba staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.
Dive deeper and earn your next certification:
- Enrol in a Deep Diver course at Atlantic Scuba
- Browse the PADI Course Catalogue for related speciality diver course, such as Wreck Diver or Drift Diver
- Look for scuba diving vacations to deep diving destinations
- Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating
Atlantic Scuba dive school, PADI in Cornwall, UK.
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