PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
PADI Deep Diver Specialty
Looking For Adventure? Are you ready for the DEEP? Interested in furthering your diving skills? Want to prepare for technical diver courses? This is the course for you!

Huron Scuba's PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course is unique, in that it provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan and make deep dives while minimizing risks and avoiding the need for staged decompression. For those interested in technical training this course is a prerequisite. The topics and practical applications range from simple review to highly technical exercises. Classroom topics include:
  • Deep diving environments
  • Diving physics & physiology related to deep diving
  • Emergency decompression procedures
  • Diving techniques, RGBM theory and the use of deep stops
  • Equipment for deep diving
  • Advanced dive planning techniques and gas management
  • Emergency procedures
  • Short and long term deep diving hazards
Once the classroom and exam are completed there is an opportunity to develop and practice new diving skills in open water. A minimum of four (4) open water dives is required. Each dive is enhanced with a detailed dive briefing and debriefing. Dive planning sheets will be completed and submitted for assessment. The open water diving sessions will cover deep diving skills assessment, procedures for emergency decompression techniques, gas management, applications of deep stops, and more. On top of all that, the bottom of Gilboa Quarry is really cool!
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Prerequisites Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent. At least 20 logged dives (10 or more must be in cold water environments).
Minimum age 15 years.
Class size Limit 4 per Instructor.
Classroom location Huron Scuba.
Pool location None.
Open water location Gilboa Quarry.
Equipment provided by student Personal snorkeling equipment (must own) and complete scuba diving equipment (may rent or own). Each diver must own required specialty equipment except where noted: dive computer (may rent), dive tables, dive slate & pencil, primary and backup lights, line reel or safety spool (100 ft), 50 lb lift bag, pony bottle with redundant regulator system (1st & 2nd stage, full-size SPG, sling-style setup - limited rentals available), & personal logbook.
Equipment provided by Huron Scuba First aid and emergency oxygen kits.
Course cost $249 per student.  Prereq: Advanced
Required books & materials PADI Deep Diver Manual ($41.99)
Or PADI Deep Diver DVD Rental up to 7 days ($7.00)
Optional books & materials
Additional expenses Equipment rental, park entry, charter fees, and air fills.
Other classes to consider This is a pre-requisite for Technical Training including DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver and DSAT Tec Deep Diver.
Forms / Materials / Handouts
Introductory Classes Schedule Printable schedule with Discover Scuba Workshop, Snorkeling, and PADI Seal Team classes
Basic Scuba Diver Schedule Printable schedule with Basic Open Water Courses (weekend and weeknight class & pool, & Open Water Cert dives)
"Core" Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with Refresher, Advanced, Nitrox, Drysuit, Rescue courses
Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with other continuing education classes (First Aid/CPR, Equipment Specialist, Divemaster, etc.)
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Gilboa Quarry Directions to Gilboa Quarry
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padi_medical_statement.asp padi medical statement
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Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc. 4816 Jackson Road Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 
Phone: 734-994-3483 Fax: 734-994-1597 Apply to join Huron Scuba's staff! Application form in PDF
Regular Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.