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:

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


MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Manual - $56.90
  • PADI Advanced Open Water DVD - $40.50
  • Altitude Conversion Tables - $8.95
  • PADI certification processing fee - $43.60

COURSE FEE:  $100.00


INCLUDED:

  • Two 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

2019 ALTITUDE DIVER COURSE DATES:

**No classroom or pool sessions required**
 

2019 ALTITUDE DIVER OPEN WATER DIVE DATES:

January 19th & 20th Homestead Crater, UT July 13th & 14th Aurora Reservoir
February 16th & 17th Homestead Crater, UT July 27th & 28th Aurora Reservoir
March 16th & 17th Homestead Crater, UT August  10th & 11th Aurora Reservoir
April 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT August 24th & 25th Aurora Reservoir
May 4th & 5th Homestead Crater, UT September 14th & 15th Aurora Reservoir
May 26th & 27th (Sun/Mon) Homestead Crater, UT October 12th & 13th Homestead Crater, UT
June 8th & 9th Aurora Reservoir November 16th & 17th Homestead Crater, UT
June 22nd & 23rd Aurora Reservoir December 14th & 15th 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.