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After exploring the wonders of the underwater world for a while, you get a bit curious to see what lies below when you go even deeper!  There are things mysterious and exciting that attracts us to the deep. Having your Deep Specialty will enable you to go even deeper, down to 40 meters. This is especially handy if you would like to visit a specific destination – such as a deep wreck or reef.

Explore the underwater world to the limit, with the PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course and discover wonders that few people get to see firsthand.

Quick overview of the PADI Deep Diver Scuba Diving Course in Cape Town

  • Course duration: 2-3 Days
  • Day 1: DVD & diving theory
  • Day 2: 2 dives
  • Days 3: 2 dives
  • You have the option of watching the Deep Diver DVD and doing the theory as a self-study in the comfort of your own home, or in our classroom. It’s your choice.  The course is constructed around your needs
  • No need for 3 consecutive days
  • Please remember your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a snack.
  • Minimum age is 15 years


Daily Schedule:

On the days we dive, we will meet at the Into the Blue Dive Centre in Cape Town, at 9h15 in the morning. It is here where we do the registration, theory work and kit you out with the scuba equipment that you will need for your scuba dives. Divers can expect to be finished by between 3 and 6 in the afternoon, depending on where we dive in the Cape on that day.

Scuba Diving Course Theory

Before we can dive right in, we need to do a bit of theory first to explain to you exactly how Deep Diving works.

  • Participants have to watch the PADI Deep Diver DVD
  • Participants have to read, complete and review the knowledge reviews of the PADI Deep Diver Specialty manual

Practical scuba diving

The course comprises of 4 scuba dives in total around Cape Town. The focus will be on the following:

 Number 1:

  • Ascents and decents
  • Checking for Nitrogen Narcosis
  • Comparing accuracy of gauges

Number 2:

  • Checking the effects of pressure on various items at depth
  • Navigation at depth
  • Performing an ascent at a safe rate, using a line as reference only

Number 3:

  • Describing and recording color changes at depth
  • Performing an 8 minute decompression stop at 5 meters while breathing from an emergency air source

Number 4:

  • Ascend and descend without the aid of a reference line, but with the aid of a wall or sloping bottom
  • Use computer or depth gauge and watch to measure a safe ascent rate
  • Doing a safety stop without a line

This course is constructed in a way as to teach you diving in a safe and exciting way. You can be rest assured that, as a PADI Deep Diver, your certification will be recognised anywhere you might go in the world.


  1. How deep can I go after this qualification?
    A maximum depth of 40m, which is the maximum depth in recreational diving.

  2. Is it safe?
    Yes, very safe. We are very strict to follow PADI standards and our Recreational Dive Planners

  3. Why deep diving?
    This specialty will enable you to dive on deeper wrecks and sites that you would otherwise not be able to visit.

  4. What’s after the deep diver course?
    You're one step closer to your Master Scuba Diver! Do 5 specialties and acquire the highest non-professional rating.


What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?


Great Experience - I did two fun dives with Into The Blue (plus I also booked the shark cage...

 through them) and I had an excellent experience. The communication via email was great and the brunette at reception (I'm really sorry but I didn't catch your name) was very friendly and helpful. My dive guide for the day was Jacque, who was also very welcoming and made the day a lot of fun. We did a wreck dive which was okay and then a dive with seals, and from my 800+ dives it was definitely one of my most favourite so far. JP was driving the boat for us and he was very attentive, the whole dive centre seemed very organised and I would definitely recommend them. The only disappointment from the day was that Llewellyn didn't ask me to marry him :)
Thanks a lot guys!

Jayson De Ath

Super and very professional setup. Glad I was able to dive...

with them and would not only recommend diving here, but look forward to the next trip to dive with again.

Martin Jansen van Rensburg

Had a fantastic time doing my PADI Open Water Diving Course...

Josh, Alexis, JP and Robin were really professional and knowledgeable whilst keeping it fun and relaxed.

I would recommend Into the Blue to anybody.