SSI Deep Diver Course
Looking for wrecks or dive sites beyond 60? Do you want a more extensive knowledge of diving theory and how to plan and execute deeper dives? There's a lot of fun and a lot to be seen in the 60-130' deep diver range.
Mention a "deep dive" amid a group of divers and watch their reactions. Novice divers who have yet to venture below 60 feet want to know what it's like. More experienced divers who have been a bit deeper chatter with excitement. Those who have trained to prepare themselves to venture to 130 feet (the recommended deepest limit of recreational diving), show enthusiasm tempered with respect for the serious nature of safe deeper diving. At any rate, there's certainly something a bit alluring, exciting and mysterious about going "deep".
The purpose of the SSI Deep Diver Course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving between the depths of 60 and 130 feet. The SSI Deep Diver Course is intended to serve as a safe, supervised introduction to deeper diving within the limits of recreational diving. The course includes one evening academic session, one pool orientation session (as needed) and a minimum of two open water dives.
Deep diving activities and objectives, deep diving definition and limits, developing your personal deep diving depth limit, deep diving equipment and techniques, breathing techniques for deeper diving, anti-silting techniques, nitrogen narcosis, decompression sickness and recompression chamber overview, examining pressure-affected objects and recording color changes at depth, practicing navigation at depth, and practicing using emergency breathing equipment.
The course is intended to be fun while exposing the Deep Divers to proper dive planning. Our goal is for you to be able to plan a dive between 60'-130' and execute that dive with a minimum of risk.
Prerequisites: SSI Open Water Certification or equivalent. Minimum age is 15.
It is highly recommended you have a Nitrox certification prior to this class. Nitrox, or Enriched Air, provides the diver with the optimum breathing mix at the target depth. Nitrox helps reduce exposure to excessive amounts of nitrogen and may increase dive time. You can add Nitrox training to your Deep Diver course and complete both courses at the same time.
Students will receive the SSI Deep Diver manual and access to the Deep Diving DVD.
Required Equipment and Materials:
Students are responsible for providing a complete scuba equipment package including mask, fins, snorkel, boots, appropriate exposure protection, (students wishing to use dry suits must show proof of dry suit certification or they may elect to use Northeast Scuba's dry suit option for the course), hood, mitts or gloves, BCD with LPI , regulator with octopus or alternate air source (not a "Spare air"), SPG, depth gauge, timer or watch, compass, weight system, two tanks, knife, whistle, RDP and log book. Note: Some of the very basic equipment items may be available for rental, however items such as masks, fins, snorkels, timers, knives, and whistles must be purchased. A pony bottle and separate regulator is required for the pool orientation session and dives and may be rented.
Two open water dives.
Check our schedule for upcoming classes.
Deep Diver Tuition: $200.00 plus SSI academic material $49.99
Boat Dives: Estimated cost of $75.00 per diver, for most of our charter companies. These are two tank dives.