PADI Deep Diver
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
What will I do?
Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:
• Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
• Specialised deep diving equipment considerations
• Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
• Additional hazards and considerations for deep diving and planning including increased narcosis, managing your gas supply, and shorter no decompression limits
• Emergency decompression procedures
• Experience in planning, organising and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
What scuba gear will I use?
Scuba Leeds will provide all your basic scuba diving equipment, including: mask, snorkel, fins, a single tank wing that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from, instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply, a wetsuit for pool use and drysuit and undersuit for your open water dives.
You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic dive gear. A dive light and slate are also recommended. We will suggest other gear appropriate for UK deep diving.
It is recommended that divers have, at a minimum, their own dive computer and torch.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enrol in the Deep Diver course.
You will also be required to complete:
• PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document – Please ensure you are fit to dive by checking this form.
If you answer YES to any of the questions on the PADI Medical Statement, you will need to get a medical physician to sign the form to confirm fitness to dive prior to any in-water activities.