PADI DEEP DIVER
The PADI Deep Diver Course
After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts divers. Most divers want to go deeper! It takes training and safety measures though, to go deep and com back up safely. These safety aspects and how to execute them during a deep dive is what you will learn during the PADI Deep Diver Specialty.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating.
This courses involves 4 deep dives. One dive will bring you down to around 30 meters, one dive will be beyond that depth and will bring you down to a depth to 40 meters. This is also the maximum recreational diving depth; 40 meters. The other two dives will be between 18 and 25 meters.
Being able to go to these depths will allow you to visit deeper dive sites which may have things to see that the shallow sites don't have. Maybe a wreck at deeper depths or specific plants and coral.
What You Learn
• Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
• Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
You will have to complete different tasks during each deep dive, that will help you make safe deep dives, show you the effects of nitrogen narcosis and make it a fun and interesting course overall.
Your Next Adventure
Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That’s why the PADI Deep Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Wreck Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.
Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver