PADI Deep Diver
The PADI Deep Diver Specialty is one way to ensure that the full range of recreational diving activities is open to you. Don’t miss the chance on your next dive trip to visit a fantastic wreck, teeming with aquatic life, just because it happens to be at 35m!
It’s a rare diver who hasn’t felt the urge to dive deep. As a general rule, divers are adventurous people and deep diving, whether to visit a wreck or reef can certainly be adventurous. So it is only natural that most divers have some interest in deep diving.
The PADI Deep Diver Specialty is designed to enable you to plan and take part in no-decompression dives up to 40m deep. During your training you will learn about the organisation of deep dives, the procedures involved, techniques and equipment recommendations, along with the problems and potential hazards of deep diving. Along with the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty, this programme is an ideal step for anyone interested in moving into technical diving in the future.
How do I get started?
As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with the training materials. A deposit of £50 is required to book your PADI Deep Diver Specialty. We will provide you with the PADI Deep Diver manual for you to read prior to the start of your training.
What will I do?
During your programme you will practice the following:
- The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving in the range of 18–40m
- Risk factors and decompression table review
- Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
- Ascent, descent and buoyancy control considerations
- Special post dive considerations
- Equipment considerations for dives in the 18-40m range
- Experience in planning, organising and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor
You will have two and a half days of intense deep diver training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn how to deal with many different scenarios, including how to plan for deep dives and considerations to take into account before, during and after diving to deeper depths.
You will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in four open water training dives including the use of a totally independant air source and other deep diving related equipment, culminating in actually diving to a depth greater than 30m with your instructor.
How long will it take?
The PADI Deep Diver Specialty takes place over one weekend. Starting on the Friday evening you will complete the theory sections from the PADI Deep Diver manual. The Saturday and Sunday will cover all the practical sessions during four open water training dives.
What will I need?
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Deep Diver Specialty.
All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price, less anything you should have from your AOW programme. You will also need to have your own torch.
The minimum age for enrolment on this programme is 15 years.
You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.
PADI Deep Diver Specialty £195.
A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.
Starting on Friday evenings at 6.30pm and continuing on Saturday and Sunday.
Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email email@example.com
Where can I go from here?
Once you have completed your PADI Deep Diver Specialty you have started down a road of discovery. Many wrecks are situated in deeper water so your next step may be the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty and the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty.
Once you have completed five PADI specialties, the PADI Rescue Diver course and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.
Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.