PADI Deep Diver
PADI Deep Diver Course
Deep diving is not only challenging but extremely exhilarating!!! With the PADI 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 & 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.
The course consists of a knowledge development session & 4 Open water dives which will cover:
- Planning, organization, 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. Home study is backed up by an academic session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of your deep diving theory.
Open Water Dives
Students must complete 4 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 & simulated emergency decompression stops are amongst the skills completed during the 4 dives.
Minimum age is 15.
All students must fill in a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
1 Theory session
4 Open water dives (Conducted over 2 days)
- PADI Deep Diver Manual
- Equipment hire
- PADI certification fee
What’s Not Included?
- Diving on the Zenobia, Travel expenses and boat fees, BBQ Lunch, Entrance fees. Approximately €70 per diver extra for all inclusive Zenobia Wreck Dive.
Now that you have mastered the techniques & 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 linear metres.
The PADI Deep Diver course allows divers the chance to experience a world witnessed by very few people. The lure of the unknown draws most divers into the wonders of deep diving, and this deep certification course lays the foundations for scuba addicts with ambitions of getting involved in Technical Diving.
If you have completed 5 PADI Specialties & the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives, you qualify to register as a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional diver rating within PADI.
PADI’s Deep Diver program offers you the adventure of a lifetime – going deep to see things others only dream about.
To join the deep diving crowd, you’ll need at least your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) certification and be at least 15 years old.
The program includes four open water dives, which are conducted over at least two days.
The minimum depth for the deep dives is between 18 to 30 metres/60 to 100 feet, with no dive exceeding 40 metres/130 feet. All your dives will be conducted within the no-decompression limits, with deeper dives conducted first. During your program, you’ll cover the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to dive deep.
The following is included in the PADI Deep Diver program:
- Planning, organization, 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 decompression chambers.
- Deep diving techniques and procedures
- Nitrogen narcosis
- Diving up to 40 meters of depth
- Scuba Equipment for deep dives
- Emergency Decompression
- Colour loss and Pressure related changes
The core Deep Dive conducted during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program may be counted toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.