Explore the limits of recreational diving with Deep Diver speciality
Deep Diver specialty is available from the PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water level. 4 dives over 2 days, you will learn how to manage a dive at 40 meters.
Limitations and constraints of diving to 40 meters
40 meters is the limit of recreational diving. We are still far from the limit of scuba diving with air, which is in the area of 56 meters. Following the recreational dive tables or a recreational dive computer, you will find that your non-decompression limit is around 8 minutes.
Go beyond 40 meters is possible, however, you will encounter two non-negligible blocking points : a bottom time much shorter time and increased air consumption. Especially that beyond 40 meters, it is impossible to use enriched air.
Philosophy of deep diving
The depth is not a final target. We must not go down to get down. We must see Deep Diver specialty such as a license that allows you to go down beyond 30 meters. But do not always go down to 40 meters. Dive to 40 meters, this is not the same as dive to 10 meters. It is not enough to take his scuba unit and say that it will be OK. When you exceed the 30 meters area, everything is tenfold. The smallest problem becomes a big way. Better to prevent problems rather than to face it once underwater.
During your PADI Deep Diver speciality, you will learn the risks associated with this kind of diving, carefully plan your dives, to define emergency procedures, what type of specialized equipment to use. You will see yourself the limits of deep air diving, which will make you more humble. Training will make you aware of your personal limits.
The diver who hold Deep Diver specialty is a diver with more extensive knowledge and also sharper techniques. This speciality is not addressed to all divers. You should know properly manage your buoyancy, if this is not the case, the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy speciality will give you comfort and serenity.
If you want to know more about deep diving, the TecRec DSAT Deep Diver course allows experienced divers to go in the area of 50 meters, with a specialized scuba unit, the appropriate gas mix, new emergency procedures, another way to plan the dives, etc … to see diving with a different vision.