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PADI DEEP Diver Speciality COURSE

PADI Deep Diver

PADI’s Deep Diver course is perfect for a diver looking to extend their limits beyond 30m, and this speciality qualifies graduates to dive up to 40m deep. Based in Bristol, we have many dive sites in reach where the Deep Diver qualification can be put to use – the famous M2 submarine wreck from Portland, the superb Eddystone Lighthouse reef dive from Plymouth and even the UK’s deepest inland dive site, the NDAC at Chepstow! All of these dive sites, and many more around the UK and the world, are opened up to a qualified Deep Diver!


Many of our dive instructors are trained in technical diving, involving dives deeper than 40m and with specialist deep diving equipment. With this extra experience and confidence from many deeper dives, along with our background teaching divers, we’re perfectly placed to pass over our skills and knowledge in this specialist diving area. We’ve also been diving at famous deep dive locations such as Scapa Flow and Malin Head, so we can discuss what’s needed to dive these awesome places.

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can sign up for your Deep Diver course today.


Who should take this course?

The Deep Diver course is right for those divers looking to open up additional dive sites, and who wish to increase their confidence underwater. It’s also an excellent step for divers who are interested in technical diving, as you learn more about the requirements for deeper dives. The course is open to divers aged 15 years or older, with the Adventure Diver rating or higher.



“Absolutely chuffed with how this weekend has gone, I’m filled with absolute gratitude towards you and Robin for sharing your knowledge with me and giving me such first-class tuition. Thank you so much!” 


Open Water & Dry Suit Diver Student


Your training starts by reviewing your reasons for deep diving, discussing how important it is to know your personal limits, and planning your deep dives including gas usage. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll experience the effects of pressure and compare the difference in time to complete a task on the surface and at depth. You will also record changes in pressure sensitive items and changes in colour, which are highlighted at depth. Finally, you will learn to use a redundant air source and practice carrying out an emergency decompression stop at the end of a dive.


With a great variety of deep dive sites around the UK we can run this course anywhere we have access to deep water. Our favourite option is Portland, with it’s vast options for deep wreck dives, however we can also run the course from Portland, Lyme Regis or the NDAC at Chepstow.


You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your core scuba equipment. We will also be using a redundant air supply, and a dive torch and slate are also recommended. If you are unsure if your equipment set up is suitable for deep diving please contact us and we can discuss this with you and make recommendations for you to consider before, during and after the course.

Hidden Depths Scuba School run two weekly pool dives around Bristol, primarily for scuba training, but also open to club members

Want to Join The dive Club?

How to join

Our dive club membership runs annually and is renewed every January.

To sign up for the dive club all you need to do is submit a Club Membership form along with your club membership fee of £45.

Updates are sent out through email, and you will have access to our members-only Facebook group which is ideal for arranging dives with other club members.