Deep Diving Course in Phuket.
The SSI Deep Diving training Course is easy and a natural progression to deeper diving for advanced certified divers allowing you to access deeper water dive sites safely with a private Instructor.
If you have the Adventure Diver deep recorded in the log book that was part of your advanced course, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver training course and this would take only 1 day to complete.
Prices are competitive based on our low overheads we don’t see the need to excessively overcharge customers
Prices start at 12000 THB for the deep specialty and these dives can also be combined with the Nitrox Course + 1,500 THB this way you get 2 certifications in 1 day
Many of the more exciting, intriguing dive sites are found in deeper water. Racha Noi (40m Deep) where there are clear waters, and King Cruiser Wreck (dive to 30m Deep) Koh Bida Nok – Drift (35m Deep)
Without proper training, this kind of diving can put you at risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know how to prevent any of the potential risks involved in deep diving. This course will provide you with the information to make deep dives comfortably and confidently.
Our goal is to prepare you for your Deep underwater journey.
Taking SSI’s Deep Diving program, with our experienced instructors at Phuket Dive Tours, provides in-depth information on the necessary equipment, skills, knowledge and experience required to safely conduct recreational deep dives.
- Minimum Age: 15
- Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
- Academic Sessions: 1
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
- Open Water Dives: 3
- Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
- Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours
There are several basic skills from Open Water Diver training (like emergency skills and navigation) that are extremely important to deep divers. You should review and renew these skills with your SSI instructor.
Buoyancy is critical when deep diving and is directly related to proper weighting. Your instructor will show you how to properly weight yourself, and practice buoyancy control in the pool or confined water.
Surface Air Consumption rates are an important part of deep dive planning. Your instructor will show you how to estimate your SAC rates prior to the open water training sessions.
Navigation skills are important to all divers; if you are not familiar or not comfortable with navigation techniques, you should take a Navigation Specialty program from your SSI Dive Center.
Why take the Deep Diver Course?
Phuket has some good deep dive sites that make this one of the best locations for diving Deep. There is something about deep diving that excites us all and something mysterious about exploring deeper sites maybe it’s a shipwreck. Most of us just need that first experience of a deep dive with a private instructor to get us hooked. The Deep Diver Specialty course gives us that boost of confidence to dive safely down to 40 meters/130 feet.
What’s involved in Deep Water Training Dives?
Your private training starts by meeting your instructor and reviewing the Theory and reasons for our passion for deep diving, and how important safety is in order to know our limits and restriction for diving on Air or Enriched air while doing a deep dive. Deep water training dives you’ll Learn the following.
Deep Dive planning
The first step in the diving process is always to make a dive plan. If you are using a computer to plan your dives, be sure that you follow the same maximum depth and procedures you use when planning using the SSI Dive Tables. All deep dives should be planned within the Doppler no-decompression limits.
Let us review a few basic points about dive planning. When planning your maximum depth, remember to use the exact depth listed on the dive tables or, if it is between, round it up to the next greatest number. For example, if you are planning a dive to 25.5 meters which is the bottom, then you would round your depth to 27 meters.
If you are planning on making a repetitive dive, there are a few basic rules you will need to follow; always make the deepest dive first, and pre-plan both dives to ensure you will have enough bottom time left to complete your second dive. For example, if you do not take the time to plan through your second dive, you may find that you will need a surface interval of almost 6 hours in order to make two 30 meter dives in one day. If you do not plan ahead, you may end up making your second dive to only 12 meters.
The planning stage is more than a time to make a dive profile; it is also a time for buddies to talk about hand signals, to learn about each others equipment and how it functions, and to discuss important topics such as a lost buddy procedure. For example, you should know how your buddy’s power inflator operates and what kind of alternate air source he has in case of an emergency. The more thorough the plan, the higher the comfort level on the dive. Your SSI Total DiveLog page will step you through this process.
The deep diving process begins before the diver ever enters the water. Deep diving is all about planning and then rechecking everything to minimize the chance of something going wrong. As we mentioned in the first two sections, making a dive plan and preparing your equipment is critical to the deep diving process. Plan your dive; dive your plan!
Proper descent procedures include going down feet first, with the power infiltrator in your left hand while facing your buddy. You must remain aware of your buddy’s needs at all times, and be on the lookout for general problems. Your descent rate should not exceed your comfort level. Descending too fast may cause squeezes, disorientation or an out-of-control situation. You must be heavy enough to make a controlled descent, without being so heavy that you cannot compensate with your buoyancy compensator to slow your descent if needed. This is why a line is helpful when descending. The diver can slow down if necessary, stop to equalize ears, readjust a piece of equipment, or check on his or her buddy. You can also make a descent using a wall, kelp, or the slope of the beach as visual references.
What Do I Need to do to Start this course today?
To enroll in the Deep Diver training course, you must Be 15 years or older and have an Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
The Deep Adventure Dive that you completed in the Advanced Open Water Diver / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructor’s discretion) as the first dive in the Deep Diver course.
What you will be learning
- Deep dive planning
- Buddy contact procedures
- Buoyancy control
- Specialized Deep diving equipment.
- Managing air supply
- Dealing with Nitrogen gas narcosis
- Additional Safety considerations
- how to use a dive computer and why every diver needs one
The scuba equipment you will be using for the deeper dives?
We will supply you with all the equipment free for the course including a dive computer along with a full set of basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your Instructor for the course may also suggest other gear needed and deemed appropriate for local deep diving in Phuket
Prior to each dive you will Complete all knowledge Reviews and attend an Instructor Briefing and discuss Pre Dive Procedures and Tasks
Why you should book your Deep Diver training course with us!
When you take the Deep Diver training course with Phuket Dive Tours you are paying for a full supervised experience. We have two fully equipped, registered dive shops with strict guidelines when it comes to your safety. We are not an Instructor Development Training Center. We do not employ Interns, Trainees or inexperienced Diving Instructors on the cheap to take you on deep water training dives!
All in water experiences are conducted by 100% qualified mature Instructors from England, America, and Austrailia. Our Instructors all have many years’ experience, extensive knowledge and understanding of the local dive sites, each one teaching scuba diving while living in Phuket. All our instructors hold valid visas and work permits. Remember – Dive safe and don’t let just any anyone take you out scuba diving without asking to see their work permit and Instructor cards first.
Prices are competitive based on our low overheads, we dont see the need to excessively overcharge customers.
Start learning now?
You can Sign up Now with Phuket Dive Tours for the free course online and Get a Deep Diver digital Crew Pack that includes your Deep Diver training course manual. Start Read the manual and watch the Deep diver video before you start the course and meet with your Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.