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PADI Speciality - Deep Diver

Minimum Age



2 Days

About the Course

During the PADI Deep Diver course, you'll learn how to plan deep dives, manage your gas supply and how to identify and manage narcosis.

When you dive below 18 metres, there are special safety considerations. If you're ready to expand your boundaries, a PADI Instructor will help you gain the skills and confidence to explore to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

You'll learn about buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control at depth.

This course is an absolute must if you plan to do your Wreck Diver Speciality or have a boat/liveaboard dive coming up.

Why take this course

Make deep dives with an instructor

See more of the underwater world

Dive to a maximum depth of 40m

What you'll learn

Manage your gas supply

Identify and deal with narcosis

Recognise your personal limits

Course Prerequisites 

You must be at least 15 years old. Due to our location and sites used we cannot currently enrol anyone under this age onto most of our courses. Please speak to us about alternative options for younger divers.

Course prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver or equivalent from another recognised agency (please speak to us before booking)

Equipment & Extra Cost

By this stage you should have your own dive gear. Only hire weights and cylinders are included in the course cost. If you need to borrow other equipment we charge £15 per person/per course for complete kit hire.

You'll be using compass and torch on this speciality which we will happily include for hire free of charge in the course if needed.

We offer discount on TUSA, Waterproof, TovaTec and Beaver Sports gear and equipment. We can have this ready for you ahead of your course. Chat to us before hand to discover what we have in stock or to order in your preferred colour!

After the course...

If you're interested in exploring beyond recreational limits, ask your instructor about technical diving. "Tec" diving attracts experienced divers who enjoy a challenge, like dive equipment and want to go places other divers cannot. We can sign post you to other training schools that deliver these courses close to home.

If you liked this course and haven't already why not take the Underwater Navigator speciality diver course. This coupled with the Night Diver course add all the extra dimensions you'll need on a deep dive in waters at home or abroad.

Fancy exploring a wreck at depth - then your next step is the Wreck Diver speciality course.

Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Certain health conditions, medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a doctor before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a doctor’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. You can find this on the About page of our website under 'key info'. Only medical professionals can give clearance to dive. In the case of the UK this is a specialist area and you may need to speak to a HSE Approved Medical Examiners of Divers (AMEDs)

If you (or your doctor) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN) or a HSE AMED.

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