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The PADI Deep Diver Course with Academy of Scuba

The Lure of the Deep.

Get certified to dive down to 40m and discover the amazing dive sites at the limit of recreational scuba! Have you dived on the Lonsdale or Nepean Walls, reached your maximum depth limit of 30m and gazed down, wondering what’s below you? This specialty course teaches you how to safely scuba dive down to 40m/130ft and confidently explore more than you’ve ever before. Becoming a PADI Deep Diver is essential if you want to dive some of the best ship wrecks in Victoria!

Combine with Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course or PADI Wreck Diver Course for an even better experience and save!

Safety First

Safety is top priority when we’re scuba diving. In the PADI Deep Diver course you will learn the correct use of specialised equipment, which will increase your safety margins and ensure that you are confident diving to depth. Academy of Scuba is committed to competent, thorough training and keeps instructor to student ratios low with 4 students to 1 instructor, so each course is adapted to the individual.

Expert Knowledge

It is important to practice dive planning and depth management, so you are in control of your diving and get the most from each and every dive. Academy of Scuba’s instructors are all highly trained and experienced deep divers, offering expert knowledge to every diver. We will also help you make informed decisions on essential equipment investments, offering professional advice and outstanding service.

Explore More

We scuba dive to explore the depths. Remember when 18 meters felt deep? Now look at where you are! It could be the lure of that mysterious shipwreck that’s just out of reach. Or maybe that giant, beautiful fan coral that is just below 30m on that amazing wall dive. Whatever the reason, get excited about exploring dive sites that are off-limits to other divers with the PADI Deep Diver course.

Discover what lies beyond 30 m!

In the PADI Deep Diver course with Academy of Scuba, you will:
  • Experience the thrill of descending below 30m and explore more.
  • Understand how to correctly prepare and use specialised deep diving equipment, so that you increase your safety and confidence.
  • Practice planning dives with your instructor and managing new tasks at depth, so you are in control of your diving.
  • Learn how to make informed decisions on your essential equipment investments with our professional advice and outstanding service.

What You Learn

Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet

Deep scuba diving equipment considerations

Experience in planning, organising and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Best ways to safely enter and exit the water

Stowing your gear in the most appropriate areas

Using surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives

Locating basic boat safety equipment

Prerequisites

To start the PADI Deep Diver course you must be:

15 years old and Advanced Open Water certified

Diving Medical – subject to medical questionnaire. Liability Release, Safe Diving practices Statement of Understanding will need to be verified

A full dive medical must be obtained prior to starting this training if there are any ‘yes’ answers on the medical questionnaire. For a list of diving doctors please go to www.spums.org.au

Course Price and Duration

$699 inc. boat fees

The PADI Deep Diver course consists of 1 evening of theory and 2 days diving

Combine this course with PADI Enriched Air Nitrox and / or PADI Wreck Diver and save! Please contact Academy of Scuba for details.

Private courses are available. Please contact Academy of Scuba for information on pricing and availability.

Course Contents

Home Study

Theory – 1 evening of theory review

Open Water Dives – 4 boat dives to deep dive sites outside Port Phillip Bay

Equipment Required

Getting the right equipment is essential to enhancing your diving experience. It is recommended to have your own scuba gear for the Deep specialty. For your course, please make sure you own at minimum a masksnorkelbootsfins, underwater torch, a slate and a DSMB and reel. 

To get the maximum benefit from this course, we recommend investing in your own regulators, BCD and computer. Please call the shop or have a look on our online store for options. Equipment hire is available at the standard rates.

Where You Dive

Dive sites will be selected based on depth and optimum conditions, with the weather taken into account. All dives will be boat dives and you will need to have logged minimum one shore dive in Victoria in the last 6 months before going on the boats.

The deeper dive sites are usually parts of the Lonsdale Wall or Wreck sites, such as the HMAS Canberra or the J1 Submarine. You will also be able to dive these wrecks in the Wreck Diver course.

Our Team

Academy of Scuba is lucky to have some of the best dive professionals in the business.

Interested in who will be teaching you to scuba dive? Check out our team here!

Transportation

We highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.

FAQs

It’s normal to have questions.

Head over to our FAQs page and see if we’ve already answered yours, or get in touch with us today!


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