PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course Koh Tao
Learn the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course on Koh Tao
The deeper depths of the ocean have always fascinated ocean explorers and becoming a PADI Deep diver will allow you to dive exciting ship wrecks and wall dives that are beyond 18 metres.
Included in the Koh Tao PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course:
- PADI Deep diver manual
- 4 Deep training dives at the best deep dive sites around Koh Tao
- PADI Certification card
- Rental of all scuba equipment
- FREE use of Dive Computer
- Log book
- Maximum 4 students per PADI Instructor
- Black Turtle Dive Customer (and environmental) promise
Pre-requisites for PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course:
- Be an Adventure diver or have a qualifying certification from another agency
- Recent diving experience – we recommend completing a scuba review if you have not dived for 12 months
- 15 years old or older
- Medically fit to dive
We conduct the PADI Deep Diver specialty course over 1.5 – 2 days.
The course consists of two sections:
- Knowledge Development – Read the PADI Deep diver manual and complete the knowledge review
- Open Water training – 4 x Deep diver training dives
At Black Turtle Dive we take our customer promise very seriously. All courses are conducted with a maximum of 4 students per PADI Instructor.
Our Instructors are highly trained and will ensure you receive lots of attention and most importantly, progress at your own pace in a relaxed environment.
During your training we will slowly build your confidence and ability as you develop the skills necessary to become a competent PADI Deep diver specialist.
Koh Tao PADI Deep Diver Course Schedule
The PADI Deep diver specialty course schedule at Black Turtle Dive is flexible and we can work around your own personal needs and timeframe.
Please ask if you have any special requests either via email or on one of the messenger apps on this page.
PADI Deep Diver specialty course: 8,000 baht
Are you already an Advanced Open Water diver?
Our 3 dive Deep diver specialty course is priced at 6,500 baht
09.00 – 11.30: Orientation & Knowledge Development
12.30 – 17.00: Deep diver training dives 1 & 2 (Just Dive 2 if AOW)
07.00 – 11.00: Deep diver training dives 3 & 4
11.30 – 12.00: Log dives + Certification
You are now a certified PADI Deep diver specialist.
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course Information
Orientation & Knowledge Development
We start the PADI Deep diver specialty course at 09.00 with an Orientation that includes completion of paperwork and the PADI Medical statement.
There is also a Deep Specialty diver manual to read and an open book knowledge review with 20 questions that your instructor will guide you through and review.
The Instructor led knowledge development is conducted during the morning of day 1. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
- Personal deep-diving depth limit
- Specialized equipment recommended for deep diving
- Nitrogen narcosis
- Signs and symptoms of decompression illness
- Emergency decompression stop
- Factors that may predispose a diver to decompression sickness
Deep Diving on Koh Tao – Excitement & Exploration
There are 4 Deep Open Water training dives to complete to become a PADI Deep Diver specialist.
Deep Diver training dive #1
Experience the feeling of Nitrogen Narcosis for the first time and learn how to safely plan and execute a dive, deeper than 18 metres.
Compare how colour changes at the surface and at depth and practice descents and slow controlled ascents before making a safety stop for 3 minutes
Deep Diver training dive #2
Execute a free descent and feel what it is like to free fall down to depth. At depth describe and record the changes that occur to three pressure sensitive items.
Your Dive instructor will ask you to navigate away and back to the reference line at depth.
Deep Diver training dive #3
Dive 3 of your Deep Diver specialty course will be focusing on Nitrogen Narcosis and the effects it may be having on you.
This involves comparing the time it takes to complete a task on the surface and again at depth, record any difference and discuss if there is a correlation between the time you took underwater and nitrogen narcosis.
Your Instructor will also be asking you to perform a simulated emergency decompression stop at 5 metres for 8 minutes whilst breathing from an emergency air source for at least one minute.
Deep Diver training dive #4
This is your final training dive of the course and time to explore and enjoy. You will plan and execute a deep dive plan that includes an underwater tour at depth whilst making observations for discussion afterwards.
Congratulations. You are now a PADI Deep Diver Specialist.
You can enrich your Deep dive experience by combining the PADI Deep diver course with the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty course.
Black Turtle Dive offers you an exciting opportunity to combine the PADI Deep diver course with the Enriched Air Nitrox course and gain two certifications in the same timeframe taken to complete the Deep Diver course.
PADI Deep Diver & Nitrox Combo Specialty Course
Black Turtle Dive Deep Diver & Enriched Air combo course is a great way to gain two certifications at the same time.
Your Dive Instructor will guide you through the knowledge development section and you will dive on a Nitrox gas mixture on your final two Deep diver training dives.
Add 5,900 baht to Deep Diver course price – ask us for full details
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn during the PADI Deep Diver course Koh Tao?
During the PADI Deep Specialty you will learn how to plan repetitive deep dives. You will also review and determine your personal limits and your buddy’s limits.
We will also review specialized equipment that is used for deep diving. We will also go over the safety considerations, how to manage gas supply, buoyancy control and how to deal with gas narcosis.
How long does the Deep Diver course take on Koh Tao?
The Deep Diver Specialty course takes 1.5 days to complete on Koh Tao.
You will meet your instructor in the morning of day 1 to go through the theory portion of the course. In the afternoon you go out on the dive boat to do your first specialty dives.
The following morning you will go out on the boat again to complete your final dives. The first one will be the 40metres dive.
What is the cost of the PADI Deep Diver course on Koh Tao?
The cost of the PADI Deep Diver Specialty is THB 8,000 (4 dives) or THB 6,500 (3 dives). How many dives you need to complete depends on your current certification level.
Included in this price are all course materials, equipment rental (including dive computer), instructor fees, boat trips and insurance.
Food and accommodation are not included. However, you can contact us to find out about accommodation options. We have AC rooms available at discounted rates when taking a diving course with us.
Ex-students will enjoy a 10% discount on the course price.
How many dives is the Deep Diver course on Koh Tao?
The PADI Deep Diver Specialty consists of 4 Open Water dives.
If you have completed the Deep Adventure dive as part of the PADI Advanced Open Water course, then this dive credits towards the Specialty certification and you only need to do 3 more dives to become a certified Deep Specialty Diver.
In that case the course price is THB 6,500 instead of THB 8,000.
How deep is the PADI Deep Diver course Koh Tao?
The maximum depth for PADI Deep Diver certification is 40 metres / 120 feet. With this certification, you can dive independently with a certified dive buddy to this depth all around the world.
On the 40m dive your instructor will get you to do a timed task on the surface and at 40metres. The aim is to see if your thinking and reactions are affected by narcosis at depth or not.