US Merchant Marine Academy
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SeaHunt Divers: Deep Diver Specialty course is designed to give the advanced diver the necessary theory, skills, and experience to safely and comfortably plan and execute dives within the 60 to 130 foot range. The course consists of one evening of academic discussion and four open water training dives. Theory sessions will revolve around the discussion and use of various dive planning tools and software, emergency decompression and advanced decompression sickness theory, specialized equipment and configuration including redundant air sources and their use, air management techniques, and deep diving techniques. The four ocean dives will be conducted from a local charter boat and will include various skills and exercises to sharpen each studentís diving ability and prepare him or her for the exciting environment of deep ocean diving.
Minimum Required Equipment: You will need your open water equipment: mask, fins, snorkel, regulator system with octopus, pressure gauge, dive computer and compass, BCD w/ power inflator, proper exposure protection, weight belt, primary dive light and backup light, and knife. Minimum tank requirements are two 80 cu. Ft. tanks with a 19 to 40 cu ft pony bottle or Double tanks. Also required is an alternate ascent line (wreck reel and lift bag or jersey up-line with lift bag), and an underwater slate.
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water, 18 years of age or older. Nitrox Certification recommended but not required.
Class Size: Limited 6 students
Course Costs: On request
Charter Fees: $120.00