Altitude Diver

Diving in Colorado and locations above sea level require special altitude considerations. The PADI Altitude Diver course is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques for our local diving environment.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Participants must be 10 years of age or older
  • PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water certification or equivalent

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Planning, procedures and techniques of altitude diving
  • Safety stop and emergency decompression procedures
  • Special equipment considerations
  • Limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques
  • Freshwater environment overview
  • Cause, signs, symptoms and prevention of hypoxia and hypothermia while diving at altitude

OPEN WATER DIVING:

Two open water dives with a certified PADI instructor are required to complete the PADI Altitude Diver course.


COURSE FEE:  $100.00


MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • PADI “Adventures in Diving” advanced manual – $52.95
  • Adventures in diving video – $37.60
  • Altitude Conversion Tables – $8.95
  • PADI certification processing fee – $39.45

INCLUDED:

  • Two open water dives with a certified PADI instructor
  • Tanks, wetsuit, weights and weight belts
  • 10% discount on all diving equipment purchased during your term as a student

NOT INCLUDED:

  • BCD, regulator, etc. for the open water dives (but may be rented)
  • Transportation, meals and accommodations for the open water dives
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations

2017 ALTITUDE DIVER COURSE DATES:

**No classroom required**

2017 ALTITUDE DIVER OPEN WATER DIVE DATES:

January 7th & 8th
February 4th & 5th
March 4th & 5th
April 7th & 8th
May 6th & 7th
May 28th & 29th
June 10th & 11th
June 24th & 25th
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
July 8th & 9th
July 22nd & 23rd
August  12th & 13th
August 26th & 27th
September 9th & 10th
October 7th & 8th
November 4th & 5th
December 2nd & 3rd
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT

The PADI Altitude Diver course was designed for the local diving conditions of Colorado. If you plan to continue diving the lakes, quarries, rivers, and reservoirs here at high altitude, this course will give you the added safety and comfort needed to really enjoy our local diving environment.