As 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.
PADI DEEP DIVER SPECIALTY
At some point most divers have an urge to dive deep. As 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.
Deep diving also means different things to different scuba divers. For some it is any dive deeper than 18 metres and for others it is any dive deeper than what they’ve done in the past. Whatever the definition, deep dives require planning and discipline in order to enjoy a safe deep dive.
HERE ARE SOME GENERAL TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS:
– Check your air and depth gauges more often than on shallower dives.
– You use your air from your scuba tank much faster at depth and you want to make sure that you don\’t exceed your planned depth limit.
– Watch yourself and your buddy for any signs of nitrogen narcosis.
– Consider buying or renting a dive computer to help you stay within the dive\’s limits. Owning a PADI ERDP-ML is also helpful
– Build your experience gradually
– Use a dive light to add light and to bring out the true colours absorbed by water at depth
– Consider hanging a spare scuba tank at 5 metres/15 feet to provide extra air during a safety stop or emergency decompression
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
Be a minimum of PADI Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). Minimum age: 15 years old
WHAT WILL I DO?
You’ll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and hazards. You’ll also put this knowledge to the test as you go on four open water dives that range from 18 – 39.5 meters.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
This course consists of four open water dives. (No more than 3 dives to be completed in any one day).
4 dives over two days
Course includes gear rental – regardless of own gear or not
We will start with an easy dive first to make sure you are comfortable in our equipment, do a few skills, have a buoyancy check then go for a dive to see how much air you breathe, make sure you have good controlled ascents and your diving in general so we know you are ready for the course
We have many nice sites for you to visit during the course featuring some great wrecks or we can stick to reefs if that is what you prefer. We usually meet at 8:00 and are back by 14:30 or 15:00 depending on the dive site we have visited.
Bring your dive card, log book, swimwear, towel and money fro drinks/snacks
You can pay for the course using this link below and once I receive notification I can reserve your space, so let me know what date you wish to start.... Any additional fun dives can be paid for afterwards.
Let me know where you are staying as we can offer pickups if you are staying within our zone
** If you take ANY medication, have a history of asthma, use an inhaler, have been affected by Covid 19 or you are 60 years or over - you MUST bring a doctors letter to confirm you are fit for scuba diving please for our files - **