PADI Deep Diver Course
After your first few dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.
Deep Dive with Confidence... At some point after learning to dive, most divers have an urge to dive deep. As adventurers, scuba divers may want to go deeper then they’ve ever gone to explore a wreck, take photos or simply to see what’s there. There are greater potential hazards that come with diving deeper and learning to recognize and deal with these risks is part of what you learn in the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating.
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
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.
Be 15 years of age or older.
PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
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 Nitrox Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.
PADI Nitrox Enriched Air Diver course
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
The Fun Part
You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty
What You Learn
- Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
- Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
- Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer
To follow the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, you must:
- Be 15 years of age or older.
- Possessing the PADI Open Water Diver (Or possess an equivalent certificate from another organization)
Ask your PADI Instructor regarding how you can start the PADI Enriched Air Diver course during your PADI Open Water Diver.
The teaching materials you need
The work package Enriched Air Diver * includes all materials required to complete the PADI Specialty Diving with enriched air. The Enriched Air Diver Manual covers procedures for diving with enriched air (up to 40%) and video Enriched Air Diving DVD shows step by step how to plan a dive using multiple dive tables. The work package also includes tables of 32% and 36% and the table DSAT oxygen exposure.
Your next adventure
Diving with enriched air nitrox benefits all types of diving, but it goes especially well with these specialties:
- PADI Wreck Diver course – Popular wrecks tend to be deeper, so enriched air nitrox maximizes your exploration time.
- PADI Deep Diver course – The deeper you dive, the shorter your no stop time – but enriched air nitrox increases it, giving your more time at depth
- PADI Digital Underwater Photographer – Photographers usually like to make several dives so they can get lots of pictures. Enriched air nitrox reduces the amount of residual nitrogen you accumulate, allowing repetitive dives to be longer.
- PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course counts toward your Master Scuba Diver rating -- the highest non professional rating in recreational diving.