PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course

Many countries, such as Spain or Egypt have the maximum allowed depth for recreational scuba diving set at 40m, however, your personal depth limit as an Open Water Diver is 18m, and as an Advanced OW you can venture up to 30m. So what if there is something to see or to explore at 40m?

The lure of the deep – Some might think there’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving – PADI Deep Diver Speciality Diver Course. Others might want to be able to dive up to 40m to explore what lies on the seafloor, as many wrecks tend to rest slightly deeper than your 30m you can dive to with your Advanced Open Water Diver Certification. Others just like to learn and expand their diving knowledge while training and learning with an Instructor.

Whatever it is, that makes you want to add another 10 meters to your personal maximum depth limit, reading this page and thinking about it might be your first step.

Course outline | PADI Deep Diver Speciality

This course is will cover theory sessions with your Instructor and 4 dives in open water. You will review 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 specialised deep diving equipment, deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control. You will learn about managing your air supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

How’s my day looking?

The 4 dives will be conducted over a minimum of 2 days. We might do 2 dives in one day or one dive each morning over 4 days. The exact schedule will be determined according to instructor availability, your availability and preference. Each dive including specific course briefing and knowledge reviews will take approx 2,5 hours.

So, Can I do it?

  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • You should hold an Advanced OWD certification, or be at least certified as an Adventure Diver.
  • The course requires a minimum of two persons

Price includes

  • Hire of diving equipment (wetsuit, BCD, regulator, mask, snorkel, fins and boots)
  • 4 Dives
  • PADI Certification fees
  • Divers insurance during the training dives
  • Manual

Price excludes

  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Drinks at the bar

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Current diving certification
  • Manual
  • Dive Computer
  • Torch – recommended but not obligatory
  • Logbook
  • Medical Certificate stating you fit to dive
  • Swimwear and towel
  • And maybe a biscuit or two for your instructor

Anything else I should know?

If you are thinking about this Speciality and there is just one of you, let us know in advance so we can order your manual (if not in stock) and to pair you up with another diver, as the minimum number of students for this course is 2.

What’s next?

If you´d like to concentrate on another speciality you might have a look at our other options.