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PADI Deep Diver Specialty










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PADI Deep Diver Specialty


Whilst diving to 30 meters for the more experienced diver can provide a thrill in itself there are times when this just may not be deep enough to discover some of the bigger dive sites found around the world. Wrecks, Caves and Flooded villages found around Thailand and other parts of the world require this specialty. The PADI Deep Diver Specialty can also let you explore some of the best wall dives in the world. The maximum limit for non-deep dive specialty divers is 30 meters and special requirements and procedures should and must be followed for those wishing to dive deeper than this.


With considerations including safety stops, decompression-table reviews and special equipment requirements this course will give you the correct techniques and confidence to explore the deeper, darker side of diving.

Questions we are generally asked:

How old do I have to be?

To enroll in the PADI Deep Diver course, you must be 15 years or older also as a prerequisite you need to hold a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) Your Deep Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructorís discretion) as the first dive in the PADI Deep Diver course.


What equipment do I need?

Scuba equipment required for the PADI Deep Diver program is supplied. This includes Mask, Fins & Snorkel, a B.C.D. (buoyancy control devise), Weight system, Tanks, wetsuit and regulator set. Other equipment you may want to use includes a dive computer, blank slate and most likely a dive light. Please contact us for details on purchasing diving equipment.

What learning materials do I need?

PADIís Deep Diver crew pack provides a thorough overview of the principles and techniques needed to complete the PADI Deep Diver specialty. In addition to previewing skills youíll practice with your instructor, the materials serve as a reference guide for deep diving in a variety of conditions and environments.

What will I learn?

Under the guidance of our PADI Professional Instructors you will learn the techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 meters/ 60-130 feet. Deep scuba diving equipment considerations, experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You will also examine the effects of nitrogen narcosis and review decompression illness signs, symptoms and first aid techniques.

How deep will we go?

A deep dive is considered any depth below 18 meters. In this course you will complete at least 2 dives at around 40 meters.

How long is the PADI Deep Diver Specialty?

This program is conducted over 2 days where you will complete all the necessary reviews as required by PADI. You will complete 4 dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters and visit some of the premier sites in the Gulf of Thailand.

Koh Tao: We start our journey to Koh Tao at 08:00 and arrive back to Koh Samui around 15:00. During this time you will be able to take in the beautiful islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao as we travel to our first dive site. After completing our first dive at Chumphon pinnacle or another deep site we have a buffet lunch and refreshments on the beach at Mango Bay. After about one and a half hours surface interval we head to our second dive site to complete the final dive of the day. Once we have completed our second dive we depart back to Koh Samui.

Sail Rock: We start our journey to Sail Rock at 08:00 and arrive back to Koh Samui around 13:00. We enter the water at around 09:00 and head to the back of the Secret Pinnacle or the deep west side of the site to complete the skills required for the first dive. After surfacing we have about an hour surface interval giving us time for brunch and refreshments before entering the water for a second dive. Once our second dive is complete we head back to Koh Samui where we are able to complete the necessary paperwork and congratulate you on your latest achievement.

What can I do next?

After completing your PADI Deep Diver Specialty course you have opened many options and new experiences diving has to offer. Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. Thatís why the PADI Deep Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Wreck Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently. Other training to consider is the PADI Enriched Air Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver.


If you require any further information on this or any other services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.


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