Ready to go a little deeper? Become certified to the maximum depth for recreational diving at 40m as a PADI Deep Diver!
Why be certified?
There are many dives that the majority of divers will not see because they are just out of depth! And a bunch of these are in our own back yard here in WA. The Key Biscayne lies in 40m, Rottnest Opera House in 35m, HMAS Swan in 32m, Sanko Harvest in 40m and the wealth of deep dives right off our coast in Marmion Marine Park. Experience all these sites and more, knowing that you are comfortably in your own personal limits!
If you are already deep diving, a Deep Certification will ensure your Diver’s Insurance covers you in the unfortunate event of an accident or incident, as it confirms you are diving within the scope of your qualifications.
What will I learn?
You will learn about specialised equipment required for deep diving, how to plan a deep dive, managing your gas supply, managing narcosis and safety considerations when deep diving. There is a big jump between the 30m certification you receive during the advanced to the underwater world at 40m.
The PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course requires 4 deep dives, and you would have already completed one of these dives on your Advanced Open Water course. The theory involves some reading and knowledge reviews but there is no exam for this course (YAY!)
How long will it take?
The remaining 3 dives can be completed in up to 12 months and will vary depending on where and when you’d like to dive.
- You must be PADI Advanced Open Water certified before starting this course (or equivalent)
- You must have been diving from a boat within the last 6 months and in conditions similar to where you’ll be completing your course dives.
- You must fill out the Medical Screening Questionnaire, and provide us with a Diving Certificate from a Doctor if you answer YES to anything on the questionnaire.
You will be asked to complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire when enrolling in any scuba diving course with Dolphin Scuba. This questionnaire is designed to identify any health issues that could cause complications while diving. If you answer ‘no’ to all the questions you won’t need to do any more. If you have any answers ‘yes’ you will need to see a doctor for a Recreational Diving Medical before starting your course.
Download the PADI Medical Form here
How much does it cost?
Course cost of $149 includes manual, tuition, certification card. Boat fares and rental equipment are additional.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Deep Diver certification counts toward the Master Scuba Diver Rating – the highest recreational certification offered by PADI. The Master Scuba Diver Certification is earned through significant experience and scuba training, with fewer than two percent of divers achieving this level of recreational certification! Through completion of the Deep Diver Specialty you could be one step closer to joining this elite group of divers.
How do I book?
To book just pop into the shop (we are open 7 days a week) or call us on 08 9353 2488.
I’ve already done some deep diving, do they count towards the course?
No – you will need to complete a number of skills under supervision from one of our Instructors, as per the PADI standards.
Can I use Nitrox on the course?
Absolutely! Provided you hold an Enriched Air qualification. If not, you can find out details about an Enriched Air course here.
What if boat dives are rescheduled due to weather?
We are heading out for Deep Dives regularly, so can easily reschedule another trip on another day.
What if I get seasick?
If you’re prone to seasickness, we recommend taking medication prior to the trip. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for the boat trip if you experience seasickness.
Is transport to the boat included with the course?
It isn’t – you will need to provide your own transport to and from the boat. We may be able to tee up carpools for trips that involve longer-distance travel (e.g. the HMAS Swan/Key Biscayne/Sanko Harvest).