PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
The PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor course offered at Rainbow Reef Dive Center enables you the instructor to help your students expand their diving skills. It's a rare diver who hasn't felt the urge to dive deep. Deep diving opens the door to many new exciting dive sites like deeper wrecks, reefs and walls. As a rule, divers tend to be adventurous people, and deep diving – whether to visit a wreck or take photos – can certainly be called adventurous. It's only natural that like most divers, you have some interest in deep diving.
Deep diving is a means to an end. You make a deep dive to see, to do or to experience something that you can't on a shallower dive. There's no reason to make a deep dive if you can make essentially the same dive at a shallower depth. Unlike shallower dives, deep dives tend to be short since time and air supply is limited. Therefore, you don't have a great deal of time to do much so you'll need to make smart decisions about a dive objective and dive accomplishments.
The goal of this course is to bring to light the necessary equipment needed to support deep diving activities, to discourage thrill seeker attitudes and encourage the proper deep diver behavior
Keep that thought, the philosophy of this course is to focus on making smart decisions for a stress free, deep diving experience with an emphasis on safety. Thus, the goal of this course is to bring to light the necessary equipment needed to support deep diving activities, to discourage thrill seeker attitudes and encourage the proper deep diver behavior of following appropriate limits, and to teach student divers a systematic, methodical approach to enjoying deep diving. Student divers will develop the techniques involved in deep diving within recreational limits (between the depths of 18 metres/60 feet and 40 metres/130 feet) while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life.
The best way to learn Deep Diving procedures and to apply them is by doing it. This course philosophy, therefore, expands student diver knowledge about deep dive planning and organization, the basics of deep diving, hazards to avoid, deep diving support equipment, and how to interact responsibly with the aquatic life they'll see while deep diving. Student divers will apply the knowledge they gain by reading the PADI Deep Diver Manual and watching the companion video on at least four open water dives practicing and demonstrating the practical aspects of deep diving.
You don't have a great deal of time to do much so you'll need to make smart decisions about a dive objective and dive accomplishments
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Prerequisites
To qualify to teach the PADI Deep Diver course, an individual must be a Teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or higher. PADI Instructors may apply for the Deep Diver Specialty Instructor rating after completing a Specialty Instructor Training course with a PADI Course Director, or by providing proof of experience and applying directly to PADI. For further detail, please contact one of our Rainbow Reef Dive Center Course Directors for more details.
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Materials and Equipment
Use the PADI Deep Diver course materials prescriptively to accommodate various sequencing preferences and teaching and learning styles.
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course Instructor Guide
Specialty equipment needed for student divers to perform deep dives.
Demonstration items (e.g., puzzles, problems, colored objects or colors painted on a slate)
Pressure affected items (e.g., ping-pong ball, tennis ball, wet suit materials, etc.)
Safety equipment (e.g., emergency oxygen; flag and surface float with 6metre/20 foot weighted line for safety stops with backup air supply attached).
Emergency backup air supply
PADI Deep Diver Manual. Use the student diver manual for detailed content explanation.
PADI Deep Diving video
As needed: Extra backup lights, slates with pencils, compasses, and dive computers for student divers.
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