October 15, 2018

Deep Diver Speciality

Deep Diver training at Alba

There are many dive sites in the world that allow you to go a little deeper than the 30m limit gained during the advanced open water course. However, the deeper you go, your No Decompression Limit (NDL) will reduce, your gas consumption will increase, and you will increasingly be affected by gas narcosis. The deep diver speciality course will give you a good appreciation of these factors, so that at the very least if you ever found yourself inadvertently deeper than 30m, you will be better armed to stay safe. In our opinion the deep diver course should be taken along with the sidemount and nitrox specialities, so that you are safer at these depths with more gas and longer NDLs. Either way, this course will cover the following:

  • Gas narcosis management.
  • Gas planning.
  • Dive planning.
  • Diving procedures, emergency procedures.
  • Reducing decompression stress.
  • Dive profiles and ascent profiles and procedures.

PADI Deep Diver


The theory side of the PADI course is very basic, and does not really provide any additional information beyond what you learn in the deep dive during the advanced open water course. The practical training involves four open water dives, and the course would ordinarily be completed in two days.

Prerequisites:
In order to enrol on the course, you need to:

  • Be an adventure diver or higher.
  • Be 15 years old.

For more information about the Padi Deep Diver course, please click here. 

If you would like more information or have any questions about Deep Dive Courses at Villa Alba, please get in touch.