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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?


Incredible - I am so happy I chose this dive company...

to go with for our 2 dives in Cape Town, it was unforgettable.

We got picked up from our hotel on time, (thank you) and we took a small boat out to the dive site. Very bumpy but high winds made for rough seas. The first dive to the wreck was great, COLD but great visibility. Break for a small snack and water, then second dive with the seals an hour later. It was incredible to say the least, and run by professionals. I took many videos and photos, but from most experiences, you need to put the camera down and just ENJOY IT. So exhausted but so happy. The crew were amazing and hard workers, I can't say enough good things. Thank you for a great experience and unforgettable memories!!

Amy Musto

Had the best diving experience with Into the Blue, first...

dive was a ship wreck followed by doing yoga moves with the seals. Would highly recommend diving with these guys, very professional and fun! I sadly lost my go pro whilst diving with the seals but I'll always have the memories!

Julien van Zyl

I've been doing a scuba course with these guys, and am very impressed...

with the level of personal attention and professionalism. The staff are all warm, friendly and patient. I would highly recommend Into the Blue.