PADI Deep Scuba Diver Course

 
Course Introduction

If you’re ready to start diving deeper than the PADI Deep Scuba Diver Course is for you.

The purpose of the PADI Deep Diver specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving between the depths of 18 metres/60 feet to 40 metres/130 feet.

The Deep Diver specialty course is intended to serve as a safe, supervised introduction to deeper diving within the limits of recreational scuba diving. Training should emphasize fun and safety.

The goals of PADI Deep Diver training are:

A. To develop the student's theoretical knowledge of deep diving.

B. To enable the student to plan, organize and make no-decompression
dives between the depths of 18 metres/60 feet to 40 metres/130 feet.

 

Course Overview

This course covers the knowledge, skills and techniques for deeper diving.
To conduct a Deep Diver course, the following is to be included:

1. Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving

2. Risk factors and decompression-tables review

3. Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures

4. Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations

5. Procedures for flying after diving and high-altitude diving

6. Orientation to recompression chambers

 

academics

The PADI Deep Diver Course begins with independent study and knowledge development. Students will begin by watching the PADI Deep Diver video. Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews inside of their PADI Deep Diver Specialty Manual. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Open Water Training Dive 1
(Recommended depth: 24 meters /80 feet to 30 meters/100 feet
Maximum depth: 30 meters/100 feet)
By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a descent using a reference as a tactile or visual guide (line or sloping bottom).
• Compare the amount of time needed to complete a task on the surface and at depth.
• Compare your own depth gauge to your instructor’s and/or other student’s depth gauges.
• Use a depth gauge and timing device (or a decompression computer with an ascent-rate indicator) to measure an ascent rate not to exceed 18 meters/60 feet per minute.
• Perform an ascent using a reference line or sloping bottom as a tactile guide.
• Perform a three-minute safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet before surfacing.

Open Water Training Dive 2
(Recommended depth: 18 meters/60 feet to 24 meters/80 feet)
By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a “free” descent using a reference line, wall or sloping bottom as a visual guide only.
• Describe and record the changes that occur to three pressure-sensitive items while at depth.
• Perform a navigation swim with a compass away from, and back to, the anchor of the reference line (one diver navigates away from, the other navigates back to, the reference line for a distance of between 10 to 20 kick cycles, depending on visibility).
• Perform an ascent using a reference line as a visual guide only.
• Use depth gauge and timing device (or decompression computer with ascent-rate indicator) to measure an ascent rate not to exceed 18 meters/60 feet per minute.
• Perform a three-minute safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet before surfacing without physically holding on to a reference line for positioning.

Open Water Training Dive 3
(Recommended depth: 30 meters/100 feet - 40 meters/130 feet)
By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a descent using a reference line, wall or sloping bottom as a tactile guide.
• Describe and record changes of colors at depth.
• Perform an ascent using a reference line as a tactile guide.
• Use a depth gauge and timing device (or decompression computer with ascent-rate indicator) to measure an ascent rate not to exceed 18 meters/60 feet per minute.
• Perform an 8-minute simulated emergency decompression stop at 5 meters/15 feet before surfacing, while breathing from an emergency air source for at least one minute of the total time.

Open Water Training Dive 4
(Recommended depth: 18 meters/60 feet to 30 meters/100 feet)

By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Execute a descent using the contour of a sloping bottom, wall or ascent/descent line as a reference.
• Complete an underwater tour of the area.
• Perform an ascent using the contour of a sloping bottom, wall or ascent/descent line as a reference.
• Use your depth gauge and timing device (or decompression computer with ascent-rate indicator) to measure an ascent rate not to exceed 18 meters/60 feet per minute.
• Perform a three-minute safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet before surfacing.

 

Dive Site Locations

Dive site location changes from class to class. However we typically conduct our boat dives off the second reef (depth 45 to 60 feet) and third reef (depth 60 to 100 feet) of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea. Our beach dives are conducted in front of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale by the sea on the shallow sub reefs (depth 12 to 20 feet).

 

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 24 hours typically conducted over 3 to 4 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

    Click here for more information on PADI Eriched Diver Course.

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver)

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Deep Diver Minimum Age Requirement is 15 years old.

     

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 40 meters/130 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    The PADI Deep Diver CrewpakDeep Diver

    Crewpak: includes Deep Diving DVD and Specialty Manual.

     

    required equipment

    Each Student participating in the PADI Deep Diver course will need to have their own Dive computer or Dive Watch for training.

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

     

     

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

     

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of the course, the PADI Deep Diver Specialty certification card is awarded. Certification means that you will be qualified to:

     

    1 Plan, organize, make and log open water, no-decompression dives between the depths of 18 meters/60 feet to 40 meters/130 feet in conditions generally comparable to, or better than, those you were trained in.

     

    2 Apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certificate from another organization and a PADI Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings (in addition to PADI Deep Diver).

     

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

Parents and Junior Divers Must Watch This Video Together