Specialty Courses - Deep Diver

Underwater Scene

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PADI's Deep Diver program offers you the adventure of a lifetime — going deep to see things others only dream about. To join the deep diving crowd, you'll need at least your Adventures In Diving and be at least 15 years old.

The program includes four open water dives, which are conducted over at least two days. The minimum depth for the deep dives is between 18 to 30 meters/60 to 100 feet, with no dive exceeding 40 meters/130 feet. All your dives will be conducted within the no-decompression limits, with deeper dives conducted first.

During your program, you'll cover the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to dive deep. The following is included in the PADI Deep Diver program:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving.
  • Risk factors and decompression-tables review.
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
  • Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations.
  • Procedures for flying after diving and high-altitude diving.
  • Orientation to recompression chambers.

The core Deep Dive conducted during the Adventures In Diving or Advanced Plus program may be counted toward this specialty at the discretion of the instructor.

To take your diving to new depths, stop by FantaSea Scuba and sign up.

Deep Diver Specialty

Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and be certified Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).



Call to set-up dates for Summer 2012.

Divers in the water.