PADI Deep Diver Course

By taking the PADI Deep Diver course, you will learn how to plan deep dives, manage gas supply, and how to identify and manage narcosis. You will also be taught buddy contact procedures, safety considerations, and buoyancy control at depth.

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Take the PADI Deep Diver course if you want to:

  • Make deep dives with an instructor
  • Explore the underwater world more
  • Dive to a maximum depth of 40 meters/130 feet

You will learn how to:

  • Manage your gas supply
  • Recognize your personal limits
  • Identify and deal with narcosis

How to start deep diving?

There are special safety considerations when you dive below the depth of 18 metres/60 feet. If you want to learn more about it and go deeper to explore the marine world, then your PADI instructor will help you in gaining the skills and confidence required for going to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet. 

Independent study

PADI eLearning- You can fit scuba diving lessons into your hectic schedule easily with online learning. One can complete the independent study part of this diving course at their convenience. You can work at your own pace, online or offline, using a mobile device or a computer. Talk to the instructor for in-water training or whenever there is some doubt.

eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

At the dive shop

With your instructor- You will be doing four dives with a PADI instructor wherein you will practise descents, buoyancy, and safety stops. You will have hands-on exercises that will help you in discovering how colour, physical objects, and your brain are affected by deep dives. 

  • Prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of 2 days)
  • Minimum age: 15 years or older

Medical requirements

A minimum level of health and fitness is required for scuba diving. In case you are suffering from any chronic health condition, or taking certain medications and/or had surgery recently, you will have to get written approval from a physician before diving. In order to avoid any confusion, you can simply download and review the Diver Medical Form to make sure that you will not require approval from a physician to dive. You should not ask your instructor, dive master, or dive shop staff for medical advice as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive if you do not have a minimum level of health and fitness. 

Prerequisites & minimum age

Minimum age: 15 years

Course prerequisites: PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification)

Other costs & equipment

PADI Dive Diver course comprises knowledge development as well as in-water training for certification. Only the knowledge development part is covered in the cost when you purchase PADI eLearning online. There is an additional cost involved in the certification with the PADI instructor. The cost varies on the basis of the class size, environment, and whether or not you need to rent equipment. You can contact Dive Andaman, a 5-star PADI center in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep), for more information and pricing.

You will also need a dive computer along with basic scuba equipment. Other things you will need are a dive light and slate. You can ask your trainer everything in detail. 

Time commitment

PADI eLearning: 2-4 hours

Entire course: 2-3 days (dives must be completed over a minimum of 2 days)

Available languages

Spanish, Italian, German, and English

Contact Dive Andaman for information on other available languages. 

System requirements

The online courses of PADI work on the browsers listed below: Ensure that your browser is updated to have the best experience.

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Firefox

You can also study at a location that has no internet access. Just use the PADI Training app to download course content and study offline. You can download the content in small sections with a total file size of around 189 MB. You can upload your progress when you get back online. This will help you in resuming your training right where you left off. The app is available for Android as well as Apple iOS devices. Devices should not be more than three models old and updated with the latest Operating System (OS). 

After PADI Deep Diver course

You should ask your instructor about technical diving in case you are interested in exploring more than recreational limits. This diving is perfect for those experienced divers who seek challenges, like dive equipment, and want to explore the unexplored. Technical divers explore wrecks and reefs at depths below the 40 metre/130-foot recreational limit. With this specialised training, you can go to underwater caves as well along with other places that are well beyond the reach of mainstream sport diving.

Things to keep in mind while diving

  • Pick up a good day- Diving is greatly affected by weather conditions. Underwater currents are created by waves and they make it tough to reach the point of immersion. If the conditions are unfavourable, then try another day. 
  • Get all your questions answered- You should not go underwater with doubts in your mind because once you are down, then you will not be able to communicate. It is vital that you know what you should do at any time, the protocols, etc.
  • Breathe- Remember to breathe normally because you have an oxygen cylinder on your back. There may be situations when your nerves or instinct may make you keep from holding your breath while you dive. But just focus on relaxing along with inhaling and exhaling slowly as if you were on the land. Never hold your breath!
  • Follow your gut feeling- Believe your instinct. We, humans, are wise and can perceive, instinctively, when something is not going as planned. In case of doubt, analyse the situation and contact your trainer. 
  • Look but don’t touch- Forget what you see in movies or documentaries. The basic rule under the water is to look at everything but touch nothing. Even if you want to. There are different fishes, seaweed, corals, etc. about which you don’t know anything. They may harm you if you interfere with their privacy. Be cautious!
  • Rise cautiously- After the dive, do not be in a rush to return to the surface. By hurrying, you can hurt your lungs because of experiencing a sudden change in pressure. You should rise slower than the column of bubbles released with each exhalation of air.

Don’t move too much- In comparison with air, water is nearly 800 times denser. Thus, any movement means much more effort. Try not to move too much so that you don’t get tired fast, and some air is saved.

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