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ALTITUDE DIVER The Padi Altitude Diver Course

PADI Altitude Diver Course with Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center


Any time you are diving higher than 1,000 feet above sea level, you are altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

To enroll in a PADI Altitude class, you must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). This speciality also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver Certification.

Download the PADI Continuing Education Form

What Will You Learn?

You’ll learn the effects of pressure at higher altitudes and how to adjust your dive plan accordingly. Whether you use a recreational dive planner, an eRDPML or a dive computer, you’ll learn how to plan and make a dive at altitude. You will complete two scuba dives. You will learn:

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards
  • Recreational Dive Planner procedures for diving at altitude
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures at altitude


How Can you Start Learning Now?

You can start by reading the PADI Altitude chapter in the Advanced Manual in preparation for meeting with your instructor. Stop by Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center to enroll in the course and get your Advanced book and start learning. 


What Scuba Gear Will You Use?

  • Full Set of Scuba Diving Equipment (rentals and purchases available)
  • Whistle and cutting tool
  • Other books and equipment may be introduced by your instructor



$150 for class plus Advanced Manual

Contact Aquatic Dreams at (209) 577-3483 to signup for this class today.