Deep Diver

Deep diving is a means to an end. You make a deep dive, not necessarily for the dive itself, but to see, do or experience something which is at that greater depth.

The PADI Deep Specialty gives you access to new areas and activities, and the training to plan and safely enjoy these activities. The course is designed to introduce you to the world of deep diving and to help develop your skills, knowledge and techniques to safely participate in deep diving activities. You’ll extend your diving knowledge to learn theory about hazards, dive planning and organisation for deep dives as well as special procedures and techniques that are relevant, including:

  • Equipment considerations for deeper diving
  • Risk factors and decompression table review
  • Personalising your depth limits with regards to environment, you and your buddy's abilities, previous dives and proximity of emergency care
  • Breathing techniques and air consumption calculations
  • Air management
  • Nitrogen Narcosis and Decompression Illness (DCI)
  • Information on recompression chambers

Dives include timed task comparisons; a look at pressure sensitive objects at depth and colour changes; simple navigation; ascents and simulated emergency decompression stops

Once you’re qualified you can dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 40m in conditions similar to or better than those in which you learned.

  • Minimum Age
  • 15 years old
  • Parent or guardian approval required if under 18 years old.
  • Duration
  • Four dives conducted over two days
  • Prerequisites
  • You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Cost
  • £250 Deep Diver Speciality.
All you'll need... Learning materials, Instruction, Standard pool time if required *, Air fills, Equipment hire**, Certification fees and Certificate or Card on completion.
All divers and student divers are required to complete a PADI Medical Statement when joining us for any inwater activities. If you have any questions about this please ask us.

Please note: Transportation to sites, dive site entry and boat charter costs (if applicable) are not included in the price.

* One to one, extra instruction and additional pool time will be quoted as extra, subject to requirements.
** Subject to availability and sizing.

If you would like further information please contact us info@divesouth.co.uk

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