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 meters/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 meters/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty 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.
Gear you'll need
- Knife and Line Cutter
- Primary Dive Light
- Pony Bottle
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) -or-
- PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old