PADI – Deep Diver

The PADI – Deep Diver course takes you to the limits of recreational diving. It has a more serious tone than other courses but still keeps the fun recreational aspect. Diving to these new limits requires only a little more equipment and skills than shallower diving. However, it is important to understand the implications of diving at greater depths.

Structure of the PADI - Deep Diver course

This course is divided into three distinct sections. Theory, pool session, and then open water dives from the boat.

The knowledge and procedures for deep diving

The theory covers topics specific to conducting deeper dives as they require additional preparation, planning, and procedures. It also covers the theory of using safety and redundant equipment.

Another important part of the theory is about nitrogen or gas narcosis. Jacques-Yves Cousteau named this phenomenon “Rapture of the Deep” because of what it can do to divers.

You will also learn or review how to calculate gas consumption with a SAC rate. This will help with planning tanks, gas, and reserves.

Pool session and orientation

The pool sessions aim to evaluate the competencies of the participants. This is important because, in deeper diving, buoyancy control and mastery of basic skills are crucial for safety. The instructor will help to prepare adequately for the dives in the ocean.

Dives conducted in open-water

The purpose of the dives in a natural environment is to gradually expose students to deeper dives. In the first place, to apply the basic skills and procedures. Then in real-life situations on deep dives in the 30 meters / 98 feet to 40 meters / 131 feet.

Schedule of the PADI - Deep Diving course

Courses are scheduled according to your needs and are flexible in the days for greater satisfaction. On the first two days, times can change but on the days a trip and open water dives are planned, students must be present at the dive center at the latest at 7:30 AM if they choose not to use our free shuttle service.

For basic courses with four dives, most are completed in 4 days. An additional day of development and practice can be added before moving to open water dives. It is also possible to take the option of doing 2 more dives with guidance and under the supervision of an instructor. In this case, the course requires an extra day. Some combinations of the course with specialties are also available.

 MorningAfternoon
1st
day
  • Paperwork
  • Forms and payments
  • Academic support presentation
  • Self-study
  • Review of the theory if completed online before
  • Pool sessions and workshops
  • Study time alone or with the guidance of the instructor
2nd day
  • Breakfast at the dive center
  • Planning and briefing of the first dive
  • First dive
  • Debriefing
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Predive planning of 2nd dive
  • Second dive
  • Debriefing
  • Logbook entries on the way back or at the dive center
3rd day
  • Breakfast at the dive center
  • Planning and briefing of the third dive
  • Third dive
  • Debriefing
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Predive planning of the 4th dive
  • Fourth dive
  • Debriefing
  • Logbook entries on the way back or at the dive center
  • Certification

Prerequisites of the course PADI - Deep Diver

To take part in the PADI – Deep Diver course you must first be already certified as a PADI – Open Water Diver or to have an equivalent delivered by other certification agencies. The minimum age is 15 years old. For divers under 18 years old, the parents or legal tutor must sign and take part in the risk awareness part of the course. They must also sign the liabilities before any in-water activities.

  • To be PADI – Open Water Diver certified or have an equivalent certification from another agency.
  • 15 years old

What is included with the PADI - Deep Diver course

The course fees include everything needed for the course. The basic equipment and all the other required or recommended for deep diving.

  • The learning material in electronic format for the duration of the course.
  • The instructor.
  • The certification card in electronic format (available in a plastic format on special request).
  • Rental of the full kit of gear including; mask, fins, snorkel, short wetsuit, regulator set, buoyancy compensator, and weight system. Compass, DSMB, slates, dive computer, tanks, and fills are included as needed.
  • A minimum of 4 open water dives depending on the added options of course.
  • Meals and snacks when taking part in trips include breakfast and lunch, as well as fruits, refreshments, tea, coffee, soft drinks, electrolyte drinks, and of course drinking water.

Options and packages for the PADI - Deep Diver course

PADI - Deep Diver Packages Price
Base PADI - Deep Diver Course12,800

What you need to know about the PADI - Deep Diver course

The PADI – Deep Diver course does not teach you how to properly and safely execute dives that have decompression obligations. This course stays in the recreational limits at all time.

Depths are set by the instructor regarding conditions, readiness, skills, and most of all safety.

Inscription and payment of the course do not guarantee the issue of the certification card. It comes down to the abilities and knowledge of each participant. What will allow the issuing of a certificate is the evaluation and judgment of the instructor as well as the one from the center dive manager according to the demonstrated skills by students. To understand more about this you can visit our Certification Conditions page.

In the PADI – Deep Diver course, participants cannot select the dive sites.

Courses will take place no matter the weather or sea conditions as long as it does not create greater risks and safety concerns compared to normal diving activities.

What you need to know about the PADI - Deep Diver course

Remember that you can combine this course with one of our wide selection of PADI – Specialty Courses. You can also learn how to prevent and deal with diving emergencies with the PADI – Rescue Diver and PADI – Emergency First Response course.

  • The other PADI – Specialty Courses
  • The PADI – Rescue Diver course
  • The First Aid and CPR course PADI – Emergency First Response