Deep Diver Specialty

Get familiarized with the diving skills, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and benefits of dives beyond the 18 meters / 60 feet depth with a Deep Diver course. You will learn the proper use of Surface Marker Buoys (SMB), diver ascents and mandatory safety stops among many other things.



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Exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving is both exciting and mysterious. Whether you are attracted by a wreck that is below 18 metres/60 feet or to wall dives like the ones we do in Cozumel island’s wall the Deep Diver Specialty course is for you.


To scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you want to learn about the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Also about the best scuba diving gear and safety equipment to have with you when deep diving.


There are many interesting sights beyond the open water diver training limits (18m / 60 feet) such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows.


This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to plan and execute dives beyond the depth range experienced during an Open Water Scuba Diver course. Specifically beyond 18 metres/60 feet and to a maximum depth not greater than 40 metres/130 feet. With this course you will increase your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities.


The Deep Diver specialty course starts by reviewing the reasons for deep diving, as well as the importance of knowing your personal limits.


The course requires four deep dives and a minimum of 2 days.



Some of the topic discussed during the course are:


-Specialized Deep Diving equipment

-Planning deep dives and safety considerations.

-Gas management.


PADI Deep Diver Specialty Prerequisites:


– 15 Years old

– 2 Other Specialties (Enriched Air Nitrox Diver and the PPB diver course are recommended)



SDI Deep Diver Course Prerequisites:


-SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent.

-Minimum Age 18, 10 with parental consent.


Besides your basic scuba equipment, you will also need a dive computer. We also recommend a dive light and wrist slate.