"Martini's Law: divers experience an effect comparable to drinking one martini for every foot of depth beyond the initial 100 feet."
From the moment of Jacques Cousteau's first dive on scuba over 70 years ago, divers have been intrigued by exploration of the deep. On their return to the surface, deep divers have delivered thrilling accounts of "daring deeds" and maladies like "wrapture of the deep" and "the bends". It was often quite difficult to sort fact from fiction.
Our fascination with deep reefs, plunging coral walls, and shipwrecks has not diminished over time. What has changed, is our knowledge and understanding of what happens to our bodies as water pressure increases. We have developed modern equipment that reduces the risks and increases diver safety. We have formalized training and specific procedures to better adapt to the deep environment and its unique challenges.
The SSI Deep Diving specialty provides the academic knowledge required to plan and execute dives to depths of 130 feet. You will learn the physiology of nitrogen narcosis and increased rates of gas absorption and elimination. The course also includes three training dives at progressively deeper depths.
The practical skills include managing descents on "deep drops" and proper weighting, buoyancy and trim. You will practice advanced gas management techniques and learn to accurately plan gas requirements for any depth and dive duration. You will learn special considerations for diving as a "team member" on a deep dive. You will master the technique of ascending from deep dives and practice procedures for emergency decopmpression should it ever be needed.
As a bonus, the deep course at Choo Choo Diving and Aquatic Center teaches you to use diver-carried redundant gas supplies like pony bottles or stage cylinders. Your course includes the use of this equipment at no additional charge.
Start your training with the Deep Diving online course today!
Part 1: Complete the online training program
Part 2: Complete a 25 question review
Part 3: Participate in a pool/confined water workshop
Part 4: Participate in 3 pre-dive workshops
Part 5: Make 3 training dives