In days gone by, immersion profiles were calculated from the surface to a maximum depth and back again to the surface. Nowadays, dive computers continuously analyze your depth – and give you more background time to go to less depth and maximize your dive time. If you’re interested in learning more about diving computers and learning how you can use tools like the eRDPMLTM to plan multilevel dives, the Multilevel Diver Specialty course is for you.
If you are a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver and you are at least 12 years old, you can sign up for the Multilevel Diver course.
You will review decompression theory as it relates to multilevel diving and dive computer models, and plan multilevel dives using the eRDPML. During the first of your two multilevel dives, you will plan and execute a dive at two levels, and on the second dive, you will dive three levels.
Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course can serve as a credit of an Adventure Immersion for your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about getting credit.
Along with your basic diving equipment, you will be interested in having your own dive computer and a tablet to record the dive information. Ask your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff what additional equipment you may need for your multilevel dives.
Stop at your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to sign up for the course, and get the eRDPML and the Instructions for Use booklet. Start learning how to use this multi-level immersion planner on your own before meeting with your PADI Instructor.