Deep Diver Course
Some of the best recreational diving takes place in water deeper than 60 feet. Such dives include wrecks and walls. The Deep Diver course builds on the skills you acquire as part of the Advanced Diver course to help enable you to make these dives safely and more effectively. Among the topics you will learn:
- The purpose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment (additions and modifications), air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures (including location and transportation to a hyperbaric chamber) and depth limits for recreational diving.
- Decompression-related topics include nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness (definition, cause, symptoms, signs, first aid and prevention) history of decompression, concepts, use of dive computers, definition of terms, problems, principles and techniques.
- Complete coverage of Repetitive Dive Tables, work sheets, problem solutions, exceptions and dive planning are also included.
- Altitude diving, flying after diving and hyperbaric chamber access and operation is included, as well as other short- and long-term deep diving hazards.
Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who are:
- At least 15 years old.
- Certified to the Advanced Diver level or equivalent.
- Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.
What is involved? This course consists of:
- Self study with PADI Deep Diver Manual or eLearning and completion of knowledge reviews.
- Classroom sessions are most often in the form of going over knowledge reviews & thorough briefings at the dive site or at the dive store just prior to your trip and a skills overview.
- There are 4 open water training dives required for certification.
Where and When?
Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:
- Dives are offered at the Rock Quarry, West Palm Beach, or most any Ocean Trip we offer.
- Join us for one of our trips to the Rock Quarry, West Palm Beach, Key Largo, or any upcoming Tropical Destination.
How much does it cost? The course fee is $175 per person and includes:
- Instructor briefings, Q & A session, and knowledge review discussions.
- 4 Open Water training dives.
- PADI certification w/ Card upon completion.
- We offer the Advanced and all Specialty dives on a “dive by dive” basis for $35.00 per dive on most any trip. You will need the PADI Manual for this course, available at Wet Set Scuba. Your PADI certification card is $35.00 once you complete all required dives and knowledge reviews.
As about our TDS Discount on Advanced and Specialty Dives.
Students are responsible for the costs of any dive travel, diving fee’s, plus equipment rentals if needed. Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:
- PADI Deep Diver Manual & Knowledge Reviews.
What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:
- Mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
- Adequate exposure protection.
- One cylinder per dive, per day.
- Weight system, weights.
- Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
- Regulator/alternate air source.
- Dive Computer.
- U/W Compass.
- Audible surface signal (whistle).
- Surface signal (safety tube).
- Cutting tool.
- Dive tables and slate.
All of these items are available at Wet Set Scuba for sale or rent.
Divers doing the Advanced & Specialty dives are encouraged to own their own Scuba System for safety and comfort – you’ll be a better diver in equipment you are familiar with!
How to Enroll
Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Wet Set Scuba in Stockbridge, GA to pick up your PADI Deep Diver Manual and discuss your diving options. You can also get going right now by clicking on the PADI e-Learning link and scheduling your dives on our next trip.