Deep Diver

2 Days

Course may be completed in sidemount or backmount

The Deep Diver Specialty Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and marine life that don’t come into the shallows.

The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 18m and to a maximum depth of not greater than 40m. By the end of the course your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased.

Who this course is for:

  • Certified divers who wanting to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Certified divers who would like to advance their dive training

Course prerequisites:

  • Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18

What you can expect to learn:

How to plan and execute dives that are outside the range of depths that are experienced during an Open Water Scuba Diver course, and more!

Topics from the Deep Specialty course include:

  • History of dive tables and computers
  • Equipment needed for deep diving
  • Physics and physiology of deep diving
  • Emergency procedures for deep diving and first aid

Some of the in-water skills you will complete include:

  • Open Water Dive 1
    • Test and check all equipment, i.e. depth gauges, bottom timers/watches and computers
    • Familiarization with area
    • Descend to planned depth and do not exceed any pre-planned limits
    • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30m for first dive
    • Ascend to safety stop
  • Open Water Dive 2
    • Monitor depth/time/air consumption, figure all times on slate
    • Descend to planned depth and do not exceed any pre-planned limits
    • Execute a simulated emergency that is to be assigned underwater by the instructor
    • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 40m
    • Ascend to safety stop

What’s in it for you?

You will receive the necessary training that will allow you to venture beyond 18m to a maximum depth of 40m.

COURSE FEE

The fee for this course is NZD $295 incl. GST. Course fees include instruction and certification fees. Course manual or eLearning, boat fees, accommodation and gases are at additional cost. Note: Instructor boat and accommodation cost shared amongst course participants.

Certification

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the SDI Deep Diver specialty certification. This certification also counts towards a single specialty rating to complete the SDI Advanced Diver Development program and the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program