After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating. During the course, you'll learn:
It’s a rare diver who hasn’t felt the urge to dive deep. Deep diving opens the door to many new exciting dive sites like deeper wrecks, reefs and walls. As a rule, divers tend to be adventurous people, and deep diving – whether to visit a wreck or take photos – can certainly be called adventurous. It’s only natural that like most divers,you have some interest in deep diving.
Deep diving is a means to an end. You make a deep dive to see, to do or to experience something that you can’t on a shallower dive. There’s no reason to make a deep dive if you can make essentially the same dive at a shallower depth. Unlike shallower dives, deep dives tend to be short since time and air supply is limited. Therefore, you don’t have a great deal of time to do much so you’ll need to make smart decisions about a dive objective and dive accomplishments.
Keep that thought, the philosophy of this course is to focus on making smart decisions for a stress free, deep diving experience with an emphasis on safety. Thus, the goal of this course is to bring to light the necessary equipment needed to support deep diving activities, to discourage thrill seeker attitudes and encourage the proper deep diver behavior of following appropriate limits, and to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to enjoying deep diving. Student divers will develop the techniques involved in deep diving within recreational limits (between the depths of 18 metres/60 feet and 40 metres/130 feet) while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life.
The best way to learn Deep Diving procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy, therefore, expands student diver knowledge about deep dive planning and organization, the basics of deep diving, hazards to avoid,deep diving support equipment, and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life they’ll see while deep diving. Student divers will apply the knowledge they gain by reading the PADI Deep Diver Manual and watching the companion video on at least four open water dives practicing and demonstrating the practical aspects of deep diving.
1 Credit Hour(s)
$199.00 per person with the purchase of required student materials, otherwise add $19.90.
Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization, and be at least 15 years old.
Proof of certification and Continuing Education Administrative Document, plus a physician's statement (if you have a medical condition that would affect your ability to dive).
All students participating in PADI confined and open water dives are required to have a current Medical Statement on file. If you answer YES to any of the listed conditions, you will also need to obtain physician's approval prior to the first water session. It is the student's responsibility to obtain proper medical clearance prior to diving and we cannot make exceptions.
Mask, snorkel, fins, exposure suit (dry suit recommended), hood, gloves, knife, lights, tanks, regulator, BCD and weights.
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Dive computer, backup light and slates
Enriched Air Nitrox course and materials.
Al Schumer (Wayne Foley)
You should have at least 10 logged dives before enrolling in this course.
|Sat Aug 25, 2012||8:00 AM||Academic||Cove Two - Alki Beach||Knowledge Development||Please set up your gear early and bring your completed knowledge reviews to this session.|
|Sat Aug 25, 2012||9:00 AM||Open Water||Cove Two - Alki Beach||Deep Dive 1||On this dive, we will accomplish the following skills at a maximum depth of 100 feet: descent using a reference as a tactile or visual guide (line, wall or sloping bottom), compare depth gauges with buddy and instructor, record data, perform timed task at depth, and perform safety stop 3 minutes at 15 feet.|
|Sat Aug 25, 2012||11:00 AM||Open Water||Cove Two - Alki Beach||Deep Dive 2||On this dive, we will accomplish the following skills at a maximum depth of 110 feet: descent using a line, wall or slopin bottom as a visual reference, navigate away from and back to reference line, observe pressure-affected objects, and perform safety stop 3 minutes at 15 feet.|
|Sun Aug 26, 2012||8:00 AM||Open Water||Cove Two - Alki Beach||Deep Dive 3||On this dive, we will accomplish the following skills at a maximum depth of 130 feet: descent using a reference as a tactile or visual guide (line, wall or sloping bottom), at depth, observe colored objects with/without lights, perform simulated emergency decompression stop for 8 minutes at 15 feet, and breathe from emergency air source for at least 1 minute.|
|Sun Aug 26, 2012||10:00 AM||Open Water||Cove Two - Alki Beach||Deep Dive 4||On this dive, we will accomplish the following skills at a maximum depth of 100 feet: descent using a reference as a tactile or visual guide (line, wall or sloping bottom), underwater tour of the area, ascent up a line, wall or sloping bottom, and perform a three-minute safety stop at 15 feet.|
If you have additional questions about this class, please call us at (425) 502-7886 or send us an email.
The Northwest Diving Institute, a Washington state-licensed, PADI-certified scuba diving center, is the dive center for all your recreational, professional and technical scuba diving classes, lessons and equipment needs. Certified since 1972, our highly trained staff can take you from basic Open Water to Professional Instructor, on both open circuit and closed circuit systems, and in backmount and sidemount systems. We offer a full line of high-quality scuba diving equipment, lessons, rentals, educational materials, dive trips and air fills (including nitrox and trimix) at highly competitive prices.