Simulated Deco Stop being performed by divers on Deep Diver Course


A PADI Deep Diver likes it Deep, or the so the saying goes ...

Have you ever had the urge to go a little deeper? The Wreck is at 25m? Or the Wall drops off to 40m but you can only dive half way down? Not quite deep enough to take photos of the schooling sharks at 30m like the other divers on the boat. Then you should maybe be taking your PADI Deep Diver Course!

The PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course is one of PADI’s most popular and successful PADI Specialty Diver Courses. The Deep Diver Specialty Course teaches you the knowledge and the proper techniques for safely diving deeper than 18m. Specifically the 20-40m depth range and is the ONLY PADI Course to qualify to to dive to 40m.

Get PADI Deep Diver training and see what deeper dive sites you can dive now ...

  • Duration: One -Two Days 4 dives + 1 Extra Dive for Fun!
  • Pre-requisites: Adventure Diver & completed Diving Medical
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Digital/Online Study: Coming
  • Availability: Daily
  • Group Size: 4:1
  • Personal Tuition: 1:1 personal tuition is available

PADI Deep Diver Course: Are you ready to dive deeper than 18m?

After all what could go wrong diving deep? Right ???

The PADI Deep Diver Specialty Diver Course is designed to teach scuba divers how to safely engage in Deep Recreational No-Decompression scuba dives to a maximum depth of 40m. And is the ONLY Course in the PADI System to train divers down to 40m. 40m being the maximum depth for Recreational Diving.

On your PADI Open Water Diver Course, you learnt the deeper you go, the more pressure increases. The more the pressure increases, the smaller the volume and the greater the density. Therefore as a recreational diver, this translates into the deeper we dive, the faster we will use our air supply. In fact you would be probably be breathing roughly 2 1/2 times more air at 40m than at 10m! So for this reason we will absorb Nitrogen faster. In turn this results is less dive time or shorter No Decompression Limits.This is why on your PADI Deep Diver Course you will learn how to rig and deploy a "Drop Tank." This is an extra tank hanging at 5m in case of emergency.

Another risk for a deep diver is that we are more susceptible to DCS or Decompression Sickness. As a result of the increased Nitrogen loading and the distance from the surface. These are some of the concerns of deep dives, and are issues we will look at carefully.

First of all you need to read your PADI Deep Diver Specialty Manual and completing the 2 Knowledge Reviews. In turn your PADI Instructor will review these with you on the boat before the dives.

Deep Diving Topics include:
  • Decompression Theory and the causes and consequences of DCI and of Gas Narcosis
  • A review of the RDP and Dive Computers
  • Risk factors, Safety stops and Emergency Decompression Procedures
  • Buddy contact and neutral buoyancy deep diving techniques
  • Special equipment for Deep Diving incl Reels, Descent lines, Buoys, SMBs
  • Calculating Gas Supply and managing low or out-of-air situations at depth
  • Rigging and setting up a suitable Drop Tank and other Emergency Air Supplies

The reason PADI Deep Diver training is so important is that the deeper we go the greater the chance of something going wrong. Which is fine, as long as everything does go as planned. However as we go deeper the surface becomes further and further away and harder to reach. This in turn can add stress. When you are low or out of air, 40m can be a very, very long way indeed! Hence the need for Deep Diver Training.

For the most part scuba diving accidents usually result from several errors that link into a chain. They tend to be minor yet they often "snow ball." Minor issues which could have averted can now become serious issues. And the deeper we go, the shorter and shorter that chain becomes. This is why the PADI Deep Diver is a great course for all scuba divers, not only for the deep diver.

What you are going to learn about deep diving is also very useful for you as a scuba diver. Wherever you dive and whatever depth you choose to dive to!

The Deep Diver Specialty Course is a important course for anyone serious about their scuba diving knowledge and skills to take ...

If you have got the Deep Diving Bug then there are a number of courses which can supplement the knowledge and skills you gained on this course.

Many Divers take the PADI Wreck Specialty Diver Course in conjunction with the PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course. Due to the obvious reasons that many Wrecks are at 20-30m. Also Deep Drift Dives along walls which can be nothing short of spectacular!

While many people love the excitement of “going deep” the limited bottom time due to depth can be off-putting. As a deep diver you need to be prepared for this. For example: 9 min at 40m calculated on the PADI RDP or 20 minutes at 30m. With the evolution of modern technology the past 10 years, Recreational Rebreathers are making huge strides into the recreational scuba diving market. Rebreather diving is no where near the same as 10 or even 5 years ago.

In contrast, if you are diving a Poseidon MKVI or Se7en CCR Rebreather, for example. You will use pretty much the same amount of gas on a 10m dive as you would a 30m dive. Therefore this could easily be a THREE HOUR no decompression recreational dive.

Learn to be a Deep Diver, and safely dive to up to 40m and see what new dive sites are out there ...

PADI Deep Diver Pricing Options

Included: PADI course materials, PADI certification fees, Boat fees, Lunch and breakfast on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.
BOAT - 2 Days4 Dives + 1 Extra Dive for Fun!12,500 THB
BOAT - 1 Day3 Dives9,900 THB
Private Course1:1 Tuition+2,000 THB
Deep & Wreck Diver Combo:VARIES
SPECIAL DISCOUNT available for two or more people booking together!
Not included: Hotel transfers from other areas on Phuket please contact us for supplement details