Deep Diver Specialty

Divers have different reasons for wanting to explore deeper.

There may be shipwrecks that are deeper than the 60-foot limit imposed by your Open Water Diver certification. Marine life swim freely in the ocean, and having deep diving training gives you the freedom to go a bit further with the animals. Other divers simply enjoy being deeper.

Whatever your reasons, the PADI Deep Diver specialty provides you with the knowledge and skills to go further.

What You’ll Learn

The PADI Deep Diver specialty consists of 4 dives with your instructor. You’ll emerge from the course with the following knowledge and experience:

  • Techniques for diving between 18-40 metres or 60-130 feet
  • Equipment considerations for deep diving and in different water temperatures, such as higher-capacity tanks, additional safety equipment such as pony bottles with attached regulators
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and making at least 4 deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


Course fee: $300

Equipment and charter fees extra.

What You’ll Need


To start your PADI Deep Diver specialty course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an Advanced Open Water Diver certification from PADI or equivelant from another recognized scuba diver training organization
  • Be 15 years or older

In addition to your scuba equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, weights, tanks, exposure suit and dive computer), you may also need the following, depending on the location where you’ll be diving:

  • surface marker buoy and reel
  • underwater light
  • dive slates
  • 20 cubic foot pony bottle with attached regulator.

Upcoming Specialty Courses

Group Trips

You can complete the deep diver course on any of these trips: