Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.
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.
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.
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:
- Specialized deep diving equipment.
- Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
- Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your Phoenix PADI Instructor may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.
As soon as you sign up (added the course to your cart and payment cleared) with Phoenix Divers to do your PADI Deep Diver Course, you will receive an email with the learning information you need.
You will get a PADI Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes your manual and video. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.
Your Phoenix Divers PADI Instructor will then contact you about scheduling time for practical in-water training & deep dive planning. You will undergo 4 practical days, usually over weekends.