Enjoy exploring the deeper depths of Kona’s amazing underwater world in the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course conducted at Jack’s Diving Locker. With steep drop offs and clear water, Kona is the perfect place to experience the thrill of total immersion. Often times 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. Be trained by a PADI certified Deep Diver Specialty Instructor at Jack’s Diving Locker to get the most from going deep!
COST: $425 plus tax and materials. $575 for private class. PADI Deep Diving crew pack (approx. $64).
PREREQUISITES: Advanced Open Water Certification. Minimum age – 15 yrs old.
REGISTRATION: Please call the shop directly to make your reservation at 800-345-4807 or locally at 808-329-7585. Please fill out the Continuing Education Administrative Document. Please review the Medical Statement. If there is a YES to any question, you must get a doctor’s approval before starting the course. Please call the shop for assistance. 24 hour cancellation policy. Changes or cancellations must be made 24 hours or more in advance or full charge will occur.
WE PROVIDE: Tanks, weights, light lunch and drinks on boat.
STUDENTS PROVIDE: PADI Deep Diving Crew pack, log book, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask/snorkel/fins, underwater timing device (dive computer recommended). Rental gear available.
DISCOUNTS: 10% off most regular priced merchandise. $5 off of dives.
DURATION: Two days – Four dives.
PREPARATION: Read Deep Diving manual and fill out Knowledge Reviews Part I and II. Watch Deep Diver DVD.
DAY 1 (7:30 am – 4:00 pm): Come with completed Knowledge Reviews from manual. Boat: Two dives, 100′ max. Post dive: log dives with instructor.
DAY 2: (8:00 am – 4:00 pm): Come with completed Knowledge Reviews from manual. Boat: Two dives, max depth 130′. Post dive: log dives with instructor. Certifications issued upon successful completion of dives.
MASTER SCUBA DIVER RATING: This Specialty Diver course will count toward the PADI Master Scuba Diver – the highest rating in non-professional recreational diving. To achieve this rating, the diver 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 to honor this achievement.