Learning to adjust your dive plan for the reduced surface pressure at altitude is an important part of the course. You’ll complete two scuba dives and learn:
Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures and techniques.
How to adjust your dive computer for altitude diving or calculate altitude dive profiles using the RDP Table or eRDPMLTM.
How to avoid problems and handle emergency situations, if they occur, at altitude.
Get a PADI Altitude Diver crew pack: includes your manual and video when you enroll in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor.
The course takes 1 day to finish once you completed the classroom session. The day is spent away at a local dive site where you will conduct your 2 Altitude Dives. This is usually completed at a local dive site, but your course can be completed anywhere in the world.
Who can take the course
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Altitude Diver course.