OVERVIEW AND QUALIFICATIONS
This course is to provide the diver with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks and avoiding the need for staged decompression. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 60 and 130 feet (18 and 40 m). Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
- Age. Minimum is 18 years by the water phase of the course.
- Certification/Experience/Knowledge. Certification as a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or the equivalent is required. The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so.
- Equipment. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.