PADI Deep Diver Specialty
About the PADI Deep Diver Course in Melbourne
Many dives, particularly in Melbourne, require you to go beyond the 30m limit that your Advanced Open Water certification gives you.
There are many wrecks, walls and reefs that are well worth diving but require a little more training to be safely attempted. We are famous for our Ships’ Graveyard; however, the depth of these wrecks requires at least Deep Diver training.
The purpose of the PADI Deep Diver course is to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, techniques and hazards of diving between 18m and 40m. It is a safe and supervised introduction to deeper diving within the limits of recreational scuba diving. With four dives over two days and two evenings of theory, the Deep Diver course is a comprehensive and fun course to extend your diving experience.
What will I learn?
On your Deep Diver course, you will learn about specialised equipment and techniques needed for going deep. You will also learn more about the effects of pressure, nitrogen loading and narcosis, and more about the risk of decompression sickness. You will complete four dives with the following activities:
- Completing tasks underwater at depth.
- Comparing depth gauges
- Looking at the effects of pressure on different items
- Navigation exercise
- View the impact of depth on colours
- Perform a simulated emergency decompression stop
- Descend using the contour of a wall for reference
What will I need to be a Deep Diver?
- Your mask, snorkel, fins and boots,
- And hardware such as BCD, regulators, dive computer and wetsuit.
- A primary and a backup underwater diving torches
- A surface marker buoy and reel for boat diving
- Dive Knife
- A Compass
- An underwater slate with pencil
What does the course include?
- Home study
- An evening of theory at the dive shop
- PADI Deep Diver certification (which goes towards your Master Scuba Diver Rating)
- Four boat dives out of Port Phillip Bay Heads
- Air fills on the course
What are the Deep Diver course prerequisites?
Must be aged over 15 years of age
Be certified as at least a PADI Adventure Diver or an Advanced Open Water diver if trained by another agency