Deep Diving Specialty Course in Denver

The A-1 Deep Diving Program

Why take this course?

The Deep Diving Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – going deep to see things others can only dream about! Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the knowledge, skills, and ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives between 60 and 130 feet, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training.

What You’ll Learn

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What will I do?

Your Deep Diving adventure starts by completing the 5 chapters in your online digital manual. Next, there will be a classroom session to answer any questions you may have about the material, clarify important points, and discuss the open water dives. Finally, it’s time for fun with (3) open water dives focusing on the material you learned during your online study and allowing you to practice skills to prepare you for deep diving on your own.

What will I need?

  • SSI Deep Diving online digital manual (included in course fee)
  • Dive computer (computers can be rented)
  • Compass
  • Dive lights – primary and backup

Prerequisites and Forms

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  • Show proof of being an SSI Referral diver, Open Water diver or hold an equivalent certification from another recognized training agency.
    • Unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in the program without showing the A-1 professional proof of certification.
    • While you may register for the specialty course as a Referral Diver, you must complete your open water certification dives before you can complete any specialty course dives.
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Have a MySSI account.  Be sure to upload a digital photo to your account and enter a complete address. (You’ll need this in order to access your online learning material.)

The A-1 instructor will collect the following (completed) documents at the beginning of the first session.  Unfortunately, participants will not be able to continue until the instructor has reviewed them for accuracy.

IMPORTANT  – When completing the Diver Medical/Participant Questionnaire

  • If there is a YES response to questions 3, 5, or 10 on page 1 of the Diver Medical form or to ANY of the questions on page 2, the participant will need to sign and date the Participant’s Signature on page 1 AND take all three pages of the Participant Questionnaire to their physician for a medical evaluation.  Their medical professional must approve, date, and sign page three, the Medical Examiner’s Evaluation Form, and include their medical credentials MD, DO, NP, RN, PA, etc., with their signature.                    UNFORTUNATELY, THE PARTICIPANT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE WATER, FOR EITHER PROGRAM, UNTIL THE PROPER DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, SIGNED, AND REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR.                

Deep Diver Specialty Course

Inclusions and Exclusions

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Course Includes:

  • Digital Online Materials
  • (1) Pool dive
  • (3) Open Water training dives
  • Use of scuba equipment for pool session
  • Use of snorkeling equipment for pool session (we recommend you use your own if you have it)
  • Tanks and weights for open water dives

Does not include:

  • Scuba Equipment (BCD, regulator, gauges, wet suit) for open water dives. These items can be rented.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, booties) for open water dives. You will need to provide these.
  • Compass
  • Swimsuit, towel, and personal hygiene items
  • Parking, permit, transportation, lodging, and meals

Includes 4 Specialties

At the Blue Hole:
Deep, Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility and Computer Diving

At Chatfield or Crater:
Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Computer Diving and Search & Recovery
Blue Hole Only

Digital Online Materials
  • Deep Diving Course digital online manual
  • Free updates for life
  • Free digital online Snorkel Diver manual
  • Free digital online Try Freediving manual
  • Free digital online Try Scuba manual
  • Free digital Blue Oceans program

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your course fee.

Where can I go from here?

Once you complete four SSI specialties and digitally log 24 dives you will automatically be sent your digital Level 3/Advanced Diver Recognition card. There is no charge for this certification recognition.

Our Advanced Diver Course at the Blue Hole includes Deep Diver, Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility and Computer Diving Specialties