PADI Deep Diver

PADI Deep Diver

The lure of the deep. There's something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it's a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with the PADI Deep Diver manual for you to read and answer the questions prior to the start of your training.

What's in the course?

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you'll go over:

  • Specialized deep diving equipment.
  • Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
  • Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

Also, the first dive your PADI Advanced Open Water course may credit towards your certification – ask your instructor about earning credit, or if you are a PADI Adventure diver then the first dive of this course may count towards your Advanced Open Water certification.

You will watch the PADI Deep Diver video and your PADI instructor will talk to you about boat diving, then you will put into practice what you learn in a combination of skills in two open water training dives.

How long does it take?

The PADI Deep Diver Specialty takes place over two days – they do not have to be consecutive days.

What qualifications do I need?

The PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Open water certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the PADI Deep Diver Specialty.

All standard scuba equipment requirements are included in the price.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 15 yrs.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

Once you have completed your PADI Deep Diver Specialty you can take full advantage of the dives to Larnaca Bay, including Zenobia. As the Zenobia dives take place from a boat why not take the PADI Wreck diver course or PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course to maximise your time too?

Once you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.


PADI Deep Diver course costs €265.00 plus materials, certification and kit hire.