Deep diving is not only challenging but extremely exhilarating. With our Deep Diver specialty course you will be able to experience that excitement first hand by extending your recreational depth limit to 40 metres.
During the course you will learn how to plan, set-up and execute deep dives with particular consideration to factors such as increased air consumption, temperature changes, shorter no-decompression limits and physiological effects like nitrogen narcosis.
By the end of the course you will be confident in your ability to safely dive deeper and understand how to avoid or deal with problems associated with deeper diving.
Deep Diver Pre-Requisites
Students must be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
Minimum age 15.
All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
What will I do?
The course consists of a knowledge development session and four open water dives which will cover:
Planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving
Risk factors and decompression-tables review
Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy control considerations
Procedures for flying after diving and high altitude diving, orientation to recompression chambers.
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace, backed up by an academic session with an Instructor, to ensure full understanding of deep diving theory
Open Water Dives - students must complete four Open Water dives to certify as a PADI Deep Diver. Each dive has specific tasks designed to help students understand the safety techniques, equipment selection and physiological aspects of deeper diving. Timed tasks, navigational exercises and simulated emergency decompression stops are amongst the skills completed during the four dives.
1 Evening for Theory
4 Open Water Dives - 2 Days at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, PADI Deep Diver Manual, swimming pool fees, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.
Now that you have mastered the techniques and equipment considerations for deep diving, why not put these skills to good use during the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course. Your extended depth limits will allow you to make limited wreck penetrations of a maximum of 40 metres.
How much does it cost?
Deep Diver course costs
£245 per person