• Altitude Diver

Altitude Diver

Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Interested? Any time you scuba dive at an altitude higher than 1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you’re ready to discover a hidden world where few have ventured, then the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

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Learning to adjust your dive plan for the reduced surface pressure at altitude is an important part of the course. You’ll complete two scuba dives and learn:

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures and techniques.
  • How to adjust your dive computer for altitude diving or calculate altitude dive profiles using the RDP Table or eRDPMLTM.
  • How to avoid problems and handle emergency situations, if they occur, at altitude.


Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you may need different exposure protection depending on where you dive. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional equipment depending on the dive site features and visibility. Check with us to get advice about diving at altitude.

Age Requirement

  • 10 years or older

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying entry-level-certification)


  • Two Altitude dives with an Instructor
  • Altitude Diver Learning Materials
  • PADI Altitude Diver Certification card

What’s not included:

  • You are responsible for providing your own scuba quality personal gear. Mask, fins, snorkel, boots & clips. We also offer Student discounts on these items.

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