Enhance Your Diving Depth at Our Deep Diver Course

Enhance Your Diving Depth at Our Deep Diver Course

Some of the best recreational diving takes place in water deeper than 60 feet. Such dives include wrecks and walls. The Deep Diver course builds on the skills you acquire as part of the Advanced Diver course to help enable you to make these dives safely and more effectively. Among the topics you will learn:

The purpose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment (additions and modifications), air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures (including location and transportation to a hyperbaric chamber) and depth limits for recreational diving.

Decompression-related topics include nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness (definition, cause, symptoms, signs, first aid and prevention) history of decompression, concepts, use of dive computers, definition of terms, problems, principles and techniques.

Complete coverage of Repetitive Dive Tables, work sheets, problem solutions, exceptions and dive planning are also included.

Altitude diving, flying after diving and hyperbaric chamber access and operation is included, as well as other short- and long-term deep diving hazards.

This course is open to divers who are:

At least 15 years old.

Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.

Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician's approval prior to the start of class.

Minimum of 24 logged dives.

4 dives past 60′ within the past 12 months

Must have DAN Insurance.

This course consists of:

Self study.

1 classroom session.

3 open water training dives.

Classes take place at the following places and times:

Classroom sessions take place Monday through Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.

2024 Dates

March 25
May 2
July 30

Open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday.  The check out dives take place in combination with a local lake and the Great Lakes on one of our dive charters


The course fee is $175.00 per person and includes:


Certification Card

Students are responsible for:

Digital Materials Fee: $75.00

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

Mask, snorkel, fins

Adequate exposure protection

One cylinder per dive, per day

Weight system, weights

Buoyancy Control Device (BC)

Regulator/alternate air source

Depth gauge/timer or computer

Surface Marker Buoy

Cutting tool

Dive tables and slate


Pony Bottle

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop

2024 Dates 

June 8 & 9 in Kingston, Ontario

July 19 & 20 in Alpena

August 3 in Port Austin

September 14 in Port Austin

September 28 at Cass Lake