PADI Deep Diver Course $399*

The Lure of the deep!

Some divers will never go beyond the 18 metres of an Open Water diver and that's perfectly fine. But to other divers, there is that lure to go deeper. What is that I can see 10 - 20 metres below?

Looking up from the bottom of one of the many archways at the Poor Knights Islands offers us some magical views. Perhaps you are a qualified PADI Wreck Diver and have the desire to visit the propellor on the HMNZS Waikato wreck which sits in the mid 30s.

Our PADI Deep Diver course is not just about going deeper, it's about teaching you how to safely plan a deeper dive, choose the correct equipment and execute the dive.

The PADI Deep Diver course is one of the Pre-requisites for the PADI Tec 40/45/50 courses along with Enriched Air Diver and Rescue Diver courses. It is also recommended for PADI Dive Master Trainees, as you are required to do two out of the four dives from this specialty for the Dive Master course.

Some divers choose to do the PADI Deep Diver course for insurance purposes. They are Advanced Open Water divers going on an international trip and want that assurance that if in the unlikely event they exceed 30m and require assistance, their travel insurance will cover them.

Whatever your reason, it is a great course to participate in.

PADI Deep Diver Course


Dive Now Diver with SMB

Cost: $399 | 2 days (4 deep dives) | *Excludes charter costs to the Poor Knights Islands

Cost includes all PADI training, certification and study materials. Any specialist equipment will be provided for the duration of the course.


  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 18 years old

Before you start the course:

  • Before you start the course you must read the PADI Deep Diver manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews.  You'll be pleased to know that there is no Final Exam on this course.
  • You have to fill out a medical questionnaire to check whether you are fit to dive.
  • Ideally you'll train using your own equipment but all equipment can be provided free of charge if necessary.

Transportation is not provided by Dive Now Whangarei, but we do our best to help organise car pooling to the dive sites.