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NAUI Deep Specialty

NAUI Deep Specialty

Are you interested in exploring more of the underwater world? Want to get to those deeper wrecks? Wonder about pony bottles and alternate air sources? Even if you do not want to spend time below 60 feet, you can learn more about the equipment and procedures associated with deep diving. There are many experienced divers who dive in 30 to 60 feet and use a pony bottle as a back-up air source.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities up to 130 feet without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.

What You Will Learn

The NAUI Deep Speciality is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks  and avoiding the need for stage decompression. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 60 and 130 feet (18 and 40m).

You will learn all about equipment, redundancies, emergency procedures, hyperbaric chambers, altitude diving, dive computers and refresh your knowledge of repetitive dive tables.

What’s Involved?

Diver’s World’s Deep Specialty is usually an 8 hour session held on a Saturday followed by a series of open water dives (see Training Dives below) to demonstrate your skills and knowledge.

How Do You Get Started?

As long as you are 18 years or older and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Deep Specialty course. You will also need to hold an Advanced Scuba Diver Certification.

Required Equipment

Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. You will need to have, or rent, all of the redundancy equipment required for the training dives.  The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.

What’s Provided

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, NAUI training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master, and NAUI Deep Specialty certification.

Training Dives

A minimum of two open water dives with your instructor  are required.

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

What’s Next?

The NAUI deep specialty is perfect for you to jump into one of our North Carolina WWII wreck trips or Finger Lakes dives. Check our Calendar and Adventures for the latest trips.

You will definitely want your Nitrox certification to optimize your intermediate depth dives and extend your knowledge about physiology. Do you have your Master Diver cert? How about extending your interests to get others excited about the sport with our Training Assistant certification?

 Let your underwater adventure continue!  Deeper…