Deep Diving Course
Diving deep is not a goal by it self. You don't make a deep dive just to go deep,
but as a means to an end. As a Deep diver you have access to new dive sites that
lie below 60 or 100 ft (depending on if you are an Adventure or Advanced diver today),
and allows you to extend some of the activities you enjoy to new depths. Through
deep diving you can observe aquatic life that doesn't live in shallow water, visit
wrecks that rest in deeper water, as well as shoot photographs. In some places,
deep diving makes it possible to drift effortlessly past deep water reefs, and in
other areas, you might collect or recover objects that were lost in greater depth.
Those are just five examples of many possibilities when making deep dives.
The Deep diver course is designed to be an introduction to deep diving and help
you as a diver to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to safely
participate in deep diving activities.
SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Must be at least 15 years old and have completed the Adventure Diver course or higher. You can also take this course as part of the Adventure Diver course. The first dive of this Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This course allows you to explore parts of the underwater world you would otherwise be unable to reach, such as wrecks and certain aquatic life.
During four dives, you'll go over:
- Equipment specialized for deep diving
- How to plan the dive and communicate underwater
- Buoyancy control and navigation
- Managing gas supply and gas narcosis
- Decompression sickness