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"Supporting local business isn't just good for your community, it's just good sense when these guys offer so much more than faceless department stores. You won't regret testing the waters with a small army of support at your back."

-Ryan D
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O
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-SH
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-Wed L
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"Great store! Great people! Best diving center I've ever seen!"

-Lawrence C
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-Marilyn V
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
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-Lawrence C

Deep Diver

Who should take this course?

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/60 feet, 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/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

What will you learn?

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.

You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.

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