Altitude Diver Specialty Course

Dive Pristine Mountain Lakes!


The Altitude Diver Specialty course will present you with the opportunity to truly learn how to use and practice using the recreational dive planner at altitude. The course will cover in greater detail the theory and application of the theoretical depth charts as they relate to the Recreational Dive Planner. This course will fulfill one requirement on your way to becoming a Master Scuba Diver. This is one of my favorite classes to teach and it includes my Handi-Dandi Altitude Planner, that I have developed over the years, and lots of information about the dive sites! It also includes some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the state of Oregon, some great camaraderie, and the opportunity for a wonderful camp-out adventure!

  • Needed Materials:

PADI Adventures in Diving Manual, Recreational Dive Planner, and Computer with instruction manuals (not required). Log Book.

  • Equipment Needed:

Complete set of reliable dive gear including cold water protective suit (check your local dive shop for rental), Two filled 80 cu ft tanks for certification dives. (One tank more if you plan to do Crater Lake on Sunday. See Crater Lake fun dive info.)

  • Materials Provided:

Articles on using the recreational dive planner at altitude. Laminated copy of Walt’s Handi-Dandi Altitude planner. Informational briefing on Waldo Lake. (Some of the clearest water in the world.) PIC folder.

  • Time Requirements:

One academic meeting on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at Waldo Lake for actual dive training. 9:00 AM meeting at the north end Shadow Bay parking lot. Directions will be provided upon request or registration. Out of towners, contact Walt. (I suggest you come to Waldo on Friday night and camp!)

  • Cost:

T-shirt order. If you are coming from out of town, contact Walt via email.

  • Dates:

In addition, any certified Altitude Diver who wants to remain at altitude and aclimate over Saturday night, is welcome to join me for the “Crater Lake Fun Dive” on Sunday. This is a spectacular scenic event at 8000 feet! Put your knowledge to use!


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