About the Course: 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 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.
PADI® (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the PADI® Altitude Diver course.
Academic: 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.
Equipment: Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you may need a dry suit for the cool water. Your PADI® Instructor may suggest additional equipment depending on the dive site features and visibility.