PADI DEEP DIVER
Are you ready for your next adventure? Do you want to explore a little deeper? Have you wondered what those same dive sites look like from a deeper perspective? Do you want to get more from your dive holidays and explore some of those deeper wrecks? Do you want to build confidence and be more comfortable with deeper dives?
Deep diving can be challenging but is extremely exhilarating and very rewarding!!! With the PADI Deep Diver specialty course you will be able to experience that adrenaline rush and open up a whole new dimension to your diving.
Deep diving has more risk factors, equipment requirements and planning considerations to take into account. During the course you'll explore all of these, discussing and developing ways to manage hazards, planning and managing air consumption and understanding reduced no-decompression limits.
You'll experience first hand the thrill of deeper diving, testing yourself against the physiological affects of nitrogen narcosis & experiencing the environmental changes in both temperature and light. Practice important emergency procedures and buoyancy control to enable you to nail those safety stops with ease.
Be 15 years of age or older
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 your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.
Confined/Open Water Dives
4 Open Water Dives
PADI Deep Diver Course Materials
PADI Certification Fee
Continue The Adventure...
Planning & executing a deep dive is awesome enough but imagine doing that on Sidemount. Combine your deep diving skills and knowledge with the efficiency, redundancy and freedom of diving with a sidemount configuration, to truly get the best from those deeper dives. Or why not take advantage of your extended depth limits during the PADI Wreck Diver specialty, your extra knowledge and skills will allow you to make limited wreck penetrations up-to a maximum of 40 linear metres.
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.
Frequently asked questions
How deep will I go?
During the course you will complete 4 open water dives to a maximum depth of 40 metres. Diving to 40 metres is not mandatory however and will depend on environmental conditions and the students comfort levels.
Is this a technical diving course?
No, this is not a technical diving course but a recreational diving course that extends your recreational diving limit to 40 metres. Even though extended planning and equipment considerations are covered during the course, this will not qualify you to complete more advanced technical diving.
Do I need to use a twinset?
Is there anything to see? Isn't it just cold and dark?
Even though deeper diving exposes you to cooler temperatures and lower light levels, there's plenty to see and experience. Enjoy those deeper wrecks that are less exposed to tidal movement & are more intact or experience the amazing marine life that inhabits deeper water.
Will my travel/dive insurance cover me to dive to 40 metres?
Even though you complete the course, this does not mean that your insurance policy will automatically cover you to 40 metres. Whilst some policies will cover you to your certification level, others specifically set shallower depth limits. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm your cover.
Will I do decompression stops?
No, this is a recreational dive course and all dives will be planned and executed within no decompression limits. Even though emergency decompression procedures are covered and practiced, all dives during and after the course must be conducted within the no stop limits.