PADI Altitude Diver

=Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured.

Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Interested? Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 300 metres/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.

What the Course Entails

Learning to adjust your dive plan for the reduced surface pressure at altitude is an important part of the course. You’ll complete two scuba dives and learn: Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures and techniques. How to adjust your dive computer for altitude diving or calculate altitude dive profiles using the RDP Table or eRDPMLTM. How to avoid problems and handle emergency situations, if they occur, at altitude.

Course Duration: 1 Days

Course Pre-requisites

Course Flow

Diving at altitudes isn’t as simple as it sounds as the effect of atmospheric pressure changes as altitude increases, thereby changing the rate of nitrogen absorption by the human body and making the standard dive tables ineffectual. The PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course helps divers learn the effects of pressure at higher altitudes and how to adjust your dive plan accordingly.

How Can I Get Started?

Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort.

What is the next adventure?

If you’re scuba diving up high in the mountains you may also want to be prepared with the Dry Suit Diver course.

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