Diving and scuba diving

How deep can you scuba dive?

Open water diver, diving club

Many young open water divers, young divers ask how deep they are allowed to dive, how We dive in open water, in comparison with Extended open water divers. As confirmed by the instructor of the diving club "Diving" Valters Preimanis, "This is the depth at which you will be stopped and prevented by a scuba diving instructor and diving guide."

  • Open water divings, 18. meters
  • Extended open water divings, 30 meters
  • Important! The maximum depth of the diver is 40 meters! The maximum depth of recreational diving is 40 meters at the end Depth diver training, it is internationally called the PADI Deep Diver Certificate!
Open water diver, diving club
Open water diver, diving club

Deep diving

There is an important warning about deep diving: You must always dive within the limits of your training and experience. Open water divers are trained to dive up for a maximum depth of 18 meters.

Question? Can open water divers dive deeper than 18 meters?

Answer: Frankly, yes. However, your experience does not allow you to do so safely (although some dive sites have depth limits and there may be rules that prevent divers from exceeding these limits). But consider this: Would you fight with a black belt or challenge a professional poker player to a high stakes game? We think we definitely hope not.

Divers from the age of 12 who wish to explore above 18 m can register PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and increase your skills. The instructor will explain how to dive deeper than 18 m - up to a maximum depth of 40 meters. Sign up for additional experience and training PADI Deep Diver course. During the four dives, together with the PADI instructor, you will gain confidence, learn how to manage air consumption and experience the physical effects of deep diving.

Maximum diving depth

Question? Why is the maximum recreational diving 40 meters?

The full explanation is related to physics and physiology, and accumulated nitrogen, but the short answer is: 40 meters is the deepest you can dive without making a decompression stop by returning to the water surface. This depth limit is often referred to as the "decompression limit", "NDL" or "non-stop limit". It is also the depth at which most divers begin to experience the effects of gas anesthesia (or nitrogen anesthesia).

PADI technical diving - go further in the depths

If you want to dive deeper than 40 meters, register for a technical diving course. A PADI instructor can teach you:

  • Decompression procedures
  • How to use specialized gas mixtures
  • Wreck penetration, caves and cave diving
  • How to use diving freebie, double cylinder or side-mounted cylindersto extend the time under water

Apply for dive training on Phone / WhatsApp 22077202.