Deep Diver Specialty

Deep Diver Specialty

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Who should take this course?

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 18metres, and on wall dives here in The Whitsundays it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it might be, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40m, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course.

You will begin by reviewing the the reasons you want to dive deeper and how important it is to know your own limits.

After completing the PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open water Diver and PADI Deep Diver Specialty Courses your options are limited only by special points of interest. Remembering that every dive from now on does not need to be to 40m (130 feet), at least we are able to go there if we choose too.

DIve down to sunken shipwrecks

A scuba diver swims over a sunken shipwreck.

PADI Deep Diver specialty course goals

Expands your knowledge about Deep Dive planning and organisation
Understand the basics of Deep Diving, hazards to avoid and a Deep Diving support equipment
How to interact responsibly with the aquatic life you will see while Deep Diving

What’s included in the PADI Deep Diver specialty course?

PADI Deep Diver Specialty Manual
Four (4) dives between 18m-40m (60 feet-130 feet)
PADI Deep Diver Certification Card
Classroom time to check the knowledge review in your manual and watch the PADI Deep Diving DVD
A pool session to practice deep diving techniques and review your general diving skills

Who can become a PADI Deep Specialty Diver?

PADI Adventure Diver – 15 years old up
PADI Advanced Openwater Diver – 15 years old up

What you need

Mask, Fins and Snorkel
Exposure Suit and Accessories (hood)
Weight System (weight belt/integrated weight with quick release)
Tanks (4 dives)
Regulator with SPG (submersible pressure gauge)
Alternate Air Source
BCD with low pressure inflator
Instrumentation with a means to monitor depth, time and direction
Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) or eRDPML
Diving Tool/Knife capable of cutting line
Slate and pencil
Whistle and surface signaling device
Dive Bag
Log Book

On a tight budget or schedule?

Complete your PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course on a dive by dive schedule, you could complete one dive a week for four weeks, or one dive a month for four months depending on your budget/schedule.

For details on this option please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy team.

Questions and Schedule

For the classroom and pool you will need to bring your completed PADI Deep Diver Specialty Manual and knowledge review, swimmers, towel and dive equipment.

For the boat trip you will need swimmers, towel, hat, sun block and dive equipment for both days.

Any questions about the PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course or the schedule, please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy Team.

Did You Just Want To Try Scuba Diving?

We understand that if your just starting out, or have never scuba dived before, it might be a bit daunting spending an entire day on a dive boat to go scuba diving in the Whitsundays or Great Barrier Reef, so we have some special options for beginners, non divers and people interested in trying scuba for the first time. If you are staying in the area just drop in, or email us to talk about booking a Discover Scuba Dive or Scuba Diving Whitsundays Day Trip.

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