Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 meters/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you're ready to discover a hidden world where few have ventured, then the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.
Here you’ll learn how plastic and trash cleanups not only keep your local dive sites healthier, but also how to contribute to a global database that documents our planet’s marine debris problem
Learn how to plan deep dives, manage your gas supply and how to identify and manage narcosis.
You’ll learn how to navigate in the dark, where the most interesting creatures hang out, and gain night diving tips from your instructor.
Learn about all the beneficial uses of a DSMB. Launching a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) before you surface can alert others to your location in advance of your ascent.
Learn about different types of drysuits, basic drysuit repairs and maintenance. Your instructor will teach you how to control the air in your drysuit along with your buoyancy.
Learn why nitrox allows you to make longer dives and how to dive nitrox safely through online independent study. Once you have finished the elearning course you will meet your instructor to cover what you learned and learn how to analyze some nitrox cylinders.
Improve your buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level. Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers.
This course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you more comfortable with it and better prepared to take care of your investment.
This fun and adventurous course teaches you types of ice, site selection and preparation, the effects of cold, emergency procedures and handling equipment issues.
Understand more about dive computers and learn how you can use tools like the eRDPML to plan multilevel dives.
Learn how to find lost objects underwater, practice different types of underwater search patterns and learn how to use a lift bag as you plan and execute mock search operations.
If you have the mental discipline and commitment to learn and follow self-reliant diving techniques, you'll bolster your skills and confidence when diving alone, in a dive pair or as part of a team.
Discover the balance and efficiency of sidemount diving. Put on sidemount tanks in the water is more comfortable and easier, it is also beneficial for divers who want improved balance and prolonged dives.
Fine-tunes your observation skills and learn how to more accurately use your compass underwater.