ALTITUDE DIVER


Diving in Colorado and locations above sea level require special altitude considerations. The PADI Altitude Diver course is designed to help you develope 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:

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


MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Manual - $59.70
  • PADI Advanced Open Water DVD - $42.50
  • Altitude Conversion Tables - $8.95
  • PADI certification processing fee - $45.80

COURSE FEE:  $100.00


INCLUDED:

  • 2 open water dives with a certified PADI instructor
  • Tanks, wetsuit, weights and weight belts for open water dives
  • 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

ALTITUDE DIVER COURSE DATES:

**No classroom or pool sessions required**
 

2020 ALTITUDE DIVER OPEN WATER DIVE DATES:

January 11th & 12th Homestead Crater, UT July 11th & 12th Aurora Reservoir
February 8th & 9th Homestead Crater, UT July 25th & 26th Aurora Reservoir
March 7th & 8th Homestead Crater, UT August 8th & 9th  Aurora Reservoir
April 4th & 5th Homestead Crater, UT August 22nd & 23rd Aurora Reservoir
May 2nd & 3rd Homestead Crater, UT September 12th & 13th Aurora Reservoir
May 24th & 25th (Sun/Mon) Homestead Crater, UT October 10th & 11th  Homestead Crater, UT
June 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT November 14th & 15th Homestead Crater, UT
June 27th & 28th  Aurora Reservoir December 12th & 13th 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.