Deep Diving

The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you all you need to dive to depths between 18 and 40 meters, through a mixture of academic sessions and open water dives. You will learn to plan and safely complete your deep diving adventures and use computers and gas consumption calculations to get the most from your deep dives. Upon completion, you will earn your SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification and be able to explore beautiful deep dive sites wherever you choose. This SSI Specialty is also a prerequisite for some advanced training, making it the next logical step to take in your dive education.

Prerequisites for Enriched Air Nitrox

  • Certification prerequisites: Minimum Open Water Certification

  • Minimum age is 15

  • All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.

  • Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For Example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this

  • Own transport is required to all pool and dive locations.


Course Includes:

  • Online academic training to be complete prior to face to face training

  • 3 Water Dives (1x Fly Point Nelsons Bay, 2x Boat dive)

  • Maximum depth if 40m/130ft

  • Completion over 2 days (weekend options are available)


  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots

  • Diving equipment e.g., Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD, Weights and Wetsuit.

  • Slate, SMB, Reel.

  • Torch (highly recommended)

  • Transport is not provided.

What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Swimwear

  • Mobile phone

  • Completed paperwork with parent/guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure.)

  • Open Water certification card

  • Diving equipment e.g. Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD, Weights and Wetsuit.

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots

  • Slate, SMB, Reel.

  • Torch (highly recommended)

Flying After Diving Guidelines

  • For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions)

  • For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.

  • For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.

  • All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.

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