Altitude Diver

Any time you’re diving at 300 to 3000 metres/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

The Fun Part

Dive more challenging dive sites while you satisfy your curiosity for “I wonder what’s down there?” The fun part about altitude diving is that you can explore places many people have never seen.

What You Learn

You’ll learn the effects of pressure at higher altitudes and how to adjust your dive plan accordingly. Whether you use a recreational dive planner table (RDPTM), an electronic eRDPTM or a dive computer, you’ll learn how plan and make a dive at high altitudes. You’ll learn :  

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards 
  • Recreational Dive PlannerTM procedures for diving at altitude 
  •  Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures at altitude

Prerequisites

To take the Altitude Diver course, you must be

  • PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

Your Next Adventure

Chances are if you’re scuba diving up high in the mountains you may also want to be prepared with the Dry Suit Diver and Ice Diver courses.


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