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Altitude Diver


Altitude Diver Specialty Instructor Course is designed to be an introduction to altitude diving and to help your future students develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for altitude diving so they can plan and safely participate in altitude dives between 300 and 3.000 meters using the RDP or their diving computers.

Priorities in the course:

  • planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of altitude diving.
  • special Recreational Dive Planner procedures that must be followed when at altitudes above 300 metres/1000 feet.
  • safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
  • special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy control considerations.
  • limited visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques.
  • overview of the physical aspects of the fresh water, altitude aquatic environment.
  • cause, signs, symptoms, and prevention of hypoxia and hypothermia while altitude diving.
We offer this Specialty Instructor Course on our locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Be a renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.


One day including one open water dive. You can download a form to show your 10 logged altitude dives for your Specialty Instructor Course here: Logged Altitude Dives.


  • AOWD Student Manual
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for Altitude Diving
  • Additional to your other dive gear: Divecomputer for Altitude Diving, add. depth gauge
Altitude Diver
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