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 Deep Diver Specialty course.

Down at the bottom of the ocean are mermaids, megalodons, and creepy creatures we can’t even imagine. While regular scuba diving can’t get you quite that far down, we can still get you to the recreational depth of 130 feet with the 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.

Also, the first dive of this Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too. 

Course Details

Age: 15
Prerequisites: Adventure Diver or equivalent
Materials: crewpack (manual & DVD)
Additional Equipment Required: dive light, slate
Dives: 4