PADI Deep Diver Course
Extend your depth range to the limits of recreational diving
The PADI Deep Diver specialty diver course extends your depth limits and knowledge.
The PADI Deep Diver specialty diver course extends your depth limits and knowledge. To fully be able to dive to the depths limits in recreational diving and learn the best procedures for diving a little deeper, you can take the PADI Deep Specialty Diver course. During the program, you will do 4 dives below 18m up to a maximum depth of 40m (which will be the limit you are qualified to following successful graduation). This along with PADI Enriched Air Diver is a good introduction for those who are thinking about going down the PADI technical diving path.
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 metres/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 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
If you've earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you're at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
Along with reviewing reasons for deep diving and the importance of knowing your personal limits, you'll learn about:
- Specialized deep diving equipment.
- Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control
- Managing your gas supply and dealing with gas narcosis..
The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor about earning credit. You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course - ask your instructor.
Please review the Diver Medical before purchase
- Wreck Dive $10.00
- Dive Computer Rental $15.00
- Chale Island Dives $50.00
- Extra Day's Diving After Your PADI Course $90.00
Prerequisite for Participation
- 15 Years
- Good Physical Health
- Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Certification
As mentioned previously, scuba diving is a very safe sport. However, accidents can happen even if you’re a conservative diver. Evacuation is efficient and cheap but once you reach the hyperbaric chamber the costs skyrocket. A standard treatment can cost US$3,000+ and you will probably need more than one session. We have a chamber located in the Kenya Navy base in Mombasa. They will need proof of scuba diving travel insurance before treatment begins.
For this reason, we highly recommend that you have your own cover. Your name on a valid insurance document will expedite the process. Getting verification from a general cover policy like ours will take longer. It’s essential to get treatment for decompression illness as quickly as possible.
While you might be covered on your travel insurance (you should check your policy for this and read it carefully) it is a good idea to carry specialist diving insurance. Ocean Tribe offers basic cover but in the worst-case scenario, with chamber expenses, the costs can end up skyrocketing.
We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance. They’re all divers and have a team of diving doctors. Their advice is great and they know how to get everything arranged quickly and efficiently wherever you are. After consulting with DAN’s specialists they will guarantee payment to the hospital so you can begin treatment.
Annual insurance with DAN is great value for money. They can also supply excellent short-term coverage from 1 – 30 days from US$10 per day, US$40 per week or US$50 for 30 days. We’re a DAN partner so happy to arrange this for you. Click here to get started.