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PADI Deep Diver Course

PADI Deep Diver Course

What is the PADI Deep Diver course?

Curious about the secrets hidden in the depths of the ocean? Embark on a journey of discovery with the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School. Our PADI Deep Diver course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to dive safely to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

Throughout the course, you will learn about the planning and preparation involved in deep dives, how to effectively manage your air supply, and the signs and management of narcosis. With the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School as your guide, uncover the mysteries of the deep and experience the thrill of deep-sea diving.

Who is this course for?

The PADI Deep Diver course is for scuba divers with a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver rating or higher who wants to explore safely at even greater depths. This course is suitable for those aged 15 years and older.

How to take part

The PADI Deep Diver course at the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School costs R6 360 per person. This includes everything you need for the course – digital theory packs, boat dives, gear rental, dive permits, final qualification certification, etc.

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Participant information

Age restrictions

Participants must be aged 15 years or older to enroll in the PADI Deep Diver course.

Important medical information

You need to be reasonably healthy. You will need to complete a medical questionnaire before being allowed to dive - download it here. Have a look through the questions on Page 2. If you were to answer “Yes” to any of the questions, you would need a letter from a doctor clearing you for diving. If you answer “No” to all questions, no doctor’s letter is required. Should there be an answer that concerns us, we reserve the right to ask for a referral to a diving physician. When answering these questions, honesty is paramount to your safety and ours.

Flying after diving

Please be advised that you may not do this course and dive if you are planning to fly within 24 hours after the dive.

Course information

Course duration

The course takes two days to complete. The days do not need to be consecutive, but we strongly recommend that you complete these days in close succession so that everything is fresh in your mind.

Days typically start at 08h00 and finish around 16h00, but this is weather dependent and will be discussed between you and the Dive School team ahead of time.

Frequently asked questions

  • PADI Deep Diver course outline

    The PADI Deep Diver course consists of three phases:

    • E-Learning: Knowledge development about Deep Dive techniques and equipment. You will study independently using the PADI Deep Dive speciality eLearning (or your instructor may conduct class sessions if not available in your language).
    • Day 1: 2 x Boat Dives
    • Day 2: 2 x Boat Dives
  • What do you need to bring?

    All you need to bring along is a swimsuit and a reusable water bottle.

    We provide everything you will need on the day, including all gear, study materials, and hot showers. 

    Transport to the dive sites is not included.

  • Arrival at the Aquarium

    Please arrive at the Two Oceans Aquarium 15 minutes before your scheduled diving slot. You may report to our Visitor Centre just inside the main entrance and the Dive School team will meet you.

  • About the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School

    The Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School is a certified PADI Five-Star Dive Centre and your one-stop shop for all things scuba diving in Cape Town.

    PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organisation. As a certified PADI Dive Centre, the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School meets all the stringent health, safety, and quality requirements set out by PADI.

  • Terms and conditions

    Please read our terms and conditions and make sure you are eligible to dive before making your dive booking:

    In line with recognised diving practice, dives may not occur if divers are to FLY less than 12 hours after the dive time (or 24 hours for the PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water courses). Please do not book if you are not sure about the exact time of your flight, especially if it is within 24 hours after your dive. This will result in forfeiting the entire dive fee.

    Failing to produce your official dive qualification (e.g. dive card) on the day of the dive, your dive will be cancelled, and you will be liable for the full amount. We can only check your dive qualification online if you are PADI or SSI certified.

    Do not book if you are unsure about your dive qualification, as this will result in forfeiting the entire dive fee. If unsure, please contact us at to ensure you book the right experience for your qualification level.

    If you have a valid dive qualification but have not dived for over 6 months you will be required to complete a refresher course on the day of your dive. This will be done at the Aquarium.

    For safety reasons, divers must be at least 10 years old to dive in our exhibits.

    Divers under 18 must have their indemnity form signed by their legal guardian. If the legal guardian will not be present on the day of the dive, they must request a copy of the indemnity form at the time of booking the dive so that it is signed in advance of the dive.

    The Aquarium entrance fee is included in the rate for the diver/s on the day/s of their dive/s.

    Cancellation policy

    Before cancelling your booking, please note that PADI dive courses are non-refundable. The Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School requests proof of payment as well as a completed booking form to secure your preferred dates.

    Should you wish to postpone your dive for another day, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. If you postpone on the day of the dive, you will be charged a penalty fee of 50% of the dive fee. If the reason to postpone is medical and happened on the day of the dive, there will be no penalty fee provided you have proof, e.g. medical certificate or letter from the doctor.

    Should you wish to cancel the dive upon successful completion of the Discover Scuba Dive course, a penalty fee of 50% will be charged.