Deep Diver

Enjoy Exploring the Deeper Depths of Kona’s Amazing Underwater World!

With steep drop-offs and clear water, Kona is the perfect place to experience the thrill of total immersion.  Oftentimes the water is so clear you can see the surface when you’re 100′ below.  Deep divers often look for some of Kona’s classic deep water critters such as Tinker’s Butterflyfish or Bicolor Anthias.  Occasionally, divers explore a small wreck in Kailua Bay called the Naked Lady (aka Engedi) where they might encounter the endemic Hawaiian Lionfish.  Training by a PADI certified Deep Diver Specialty Instructor at Jack’s Diving Locker ensures you'll get the most from going deep!

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Deep Diver Specialty Course Details

  • Costs: 

    • $600 plus tax/fees and materials.  Minimum of 2 students. 

    • $1,200 for private class plus tax/fees and materials

    • PADI Deep Diving eLearning Course ($138-subject to change annually), or PADI Deep Diver Manual (supplies limited)

  • Prerequisites:  Advanced Open Water Certification.  Minimum age – 15 yrs old.

  • We Provide: Instruction, 4 boat dives, tanks, weights, light lunch and drinks on boat.

  • Students Provide: PADI eLearning or manual, log book, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask/snorkel/fins, and underwater timing device (dive computer recommended).  Rental gear available.

  • Discounts: 10% off most regular priced merchandise

Deep Diver Specialty Course Schedule

  • Duration: Two days –  Four dives.

  • Preparation:  

  • Day 1 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm): Boat: Two dives, 100′ max.  

  • Day 2 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm): Boat: Two dives, max depth 130′. Certifications issued upon successful completion of dives.

Things to Know:

  • Flying or Driving to Altitude After Diving:  If you complete the open water experience, it is recommended you wait at least 12 hours before flying or driving to altitude.  If you make more than one open water dive on the same day; or, dive over two or more days, wait 18 hours.

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Master Scuba Diver Rating

The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest rating in non-professional recreational diving.  To achieve this rating you must complete the following certifications: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and 5 PADI Specialty courses.  In addition, divers must have at least 50 logged dives.  When completing these requirements at Jack’s Diving Locker, recipients will have their names engraved on a plaque that is displayed in our shop to honor this achievement.