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PADI DEEP DIVER


The Deep Diver specialty course is intended to serve as a safe, supervised introduction to deeper diving within the limits of recreational scuba diving. The purpose of the PADI Deep Diver specialty course is to develop the student's theoretical knowledge of deep diving and enable the student to safely plan, organize and make no-decompression dives between the depths of 18 metres/60 feet to 40 metres/130 feet.


Required age/certification level

Minimum age:  15 years old and Padi Adventure Diver certification, or have a qualifying certification from another organization.


There are knowledge reviews in the the Padi Deep Diver manual which must be completed and reviewed by the instructor during a classroom session when you will also watch the Padi Deep Diver video.


There are 4 dives  in the Deep Diver Course


Open Water Training Dive 1

By the end of this open water training session, you will:

Execute a descent using a reference as a tactile or visual guide, you will describe and record changes of colors at depth, also compare your own depth gauge to your instructor's and/or other student's depth gauges.  

Using a depth gauge and timing device (or a decompression computer with an ascent-rate indicator) ascend at a rate not exceeding 18 metres/60 feet per minute using a reference line or sloping bottom as a tactile guide while also conducting a three-minute safety stop at 5 metres/15 feet before surfacing.


Open Water Training Dive 2

By the end of this open water training session, you will:

Execute a “free” descent using a reference line, wall or sloping bottom

as a visual guide only. Describe and record the changes that occur to three pressure-sensitive items while at depth. Perform a navigation swim with a compass away from, and back to a given point. Perform an ascent using a reference line as a visual guide only. Using a depth gauge and timing device (or a decompression computer with an ascent-rate indicator) ascend at a rate not exceeding 18 metres/60 feet per minute using a reference line or sloping bottom as a tactile guide while also conducting a three-minute safety stop at 5 metres/15 feet before surfacing.


Open Water Training Dive 3

By the end of this open water training session, you will:

Descend using a reference line, wall or sloping bottom as a tactile guide. You will carry out a task at depth and compare the time required to complete the same task at the surface.

The ascent will be made using a reference line as a tactile guide and a depth gauge and timing device (or decompression computer with ascent-rate indicator) to measure an ascent rate not to exceed 18 metres/60 feet per minute. You will perform an 8-minute simulated emergency decompression stop at 5 metres/15 feet before surfacing, while breathing from an emergency air source for at least one minute of the total time.


Open Water Training Dive 4

By the end of this open water training session, you will:

Descend using the contour of a sloping bottom, wall or ascent/descent line as a reference. You will then complete an underwater tour of the area. Using a depth gauge and timing device (or a decompression computer with an ascent-rate indicator) ascend at a rate not exceeding 18 metres/60 feet per minute using a reference line or sloping bottom as a tactile guide while also conducting a three-minute safety stop at 5 metres/15 feet before surfacing.


Equipment Required

Each diver must have a snorkel, mask, fins, scuba cylinder, buoyancy

control device with low-pressure inflator, regulator a secondary air source, a submersible pressure gauge, a dive knife and a compass.


Padi Deep Diver Manual


Recommended additional equipment:

Secondary independent air source, (Pony) and dive lights- a primary and a backup are recommended.


Prices    ( Excluding equipment rental.)

2+People = $370.00 each   Private = $470.00


Where can you go from here?

The Wreck Diver course can be used to increase your maximum certified depth rating from 30 metres/100 ft to 40 metres/130 ft, it's a great introduction to the thrills of deep diving and may be credited towards a program of speciality courses to achieve the Master Scuba Diver rating.