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

2018 ALTITUDE DIVER COURSE DATES:

**No classroom or pool sessions required**

 

2018 ALTITUDE DIVER OPEN WATER DATES:

January 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT July 7th & 8th Aurora Reservoir
February 17th & 18th Homestead Crater, UT July 21st & 22nd Aurora Reservoir
March 17th & 18th Homestead Crater, UT August 11th & 12th Aurora Reservoir
April 14th & 15th Homestead Crater, UT August 25th & 26th Aurora Reservoir
May 5th & 6th Homestead Crater, UT September 8th & 9th Aurora Reservoir
May 27th & 28th Homestead Crater, UT October 6th & 7th Homestead Crater, UT
June 9th & 10th Aurora Reservoir November 10th & 11th Homestead Crater, UT
June 23rd & 24th Aurora Reservoir December 8th & 9th 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.