Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your personal limits, you'll learn about:
• Specialized deep diving equipment
• Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures
• safety considerations and buoyancy control Managing your gas supply and dealing with gas narcosis
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit. You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course - ask your instructor.
Prerequisites & Requirements
Age Requirement: 15 years or older
Course Prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
Time Commitment: Approximately 2 days
You'll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.
Start learning now with PADI's home-study materials - Deep Diver eLearning. Read and watch video about deep diving, then interact with knowledge checks in preparation for meeting with your PADI Instructor to schedule your four deep dives. Stop by your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and speak with your instructor if you have any questions about the course content
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical Form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).