Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty

Course pre-requisites

To start this specialty you´ll need to
• be at least 14 years old
• hold the PADI Open Water Diver qualification, or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation (or ideally the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver qualification)
• PADI Adventures in Diving manual (can be purchased from us separately if you do not have your own copy)
• have dived within the last six months and feel confident in your assembly and use of SCUBA equipment, along with reasonable buoyancy control. If in any doubt then please contact us, but we can offer you the PADI Reactivate program to prepare you for the training dives
• have a medical statement completed and signed by your doctor (download here)
• agree to our course terms and conditions (download here)


PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty

from €150

Course Description

Imagine you’re diving on a wreck of a warship, or the wall of a reef that descends deep into the blue. You descend to your planned depth, and stay there admiring the sea fans that adorn the wall, or explore the guns and structures of this long forgotten wreck. When you get to your maximum planned time, you start your ascent, and realise that there was so much more you could have seen, but your computer indicates you need to continue your ascent. By planning your dives as several levels, starting deep and ascending shallower, you can significantly extend your overall dive time, and explore more underwater. The PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty is a two dive, one-day course, combined with a practical session, that will give you the skills and confidence to plan and execute multilevel diving.

Course Content

The PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty course includes everything you´ll need. We´ll supply you with –

• Full equipment for diving including wetsuit, BCD, regulator set, air/EANx dive computer, cylinders, hood, gloves, boots, fins, mask and weight system
• Practical theory session
• Use of the PADI eRDPml for the course
• Use of wetnotes for carrying the dive plan with you underwater  
• Certification upon successful completion

And remember that on all of our courses there will never be more than four students per course!

You can book this course from €150 or alternatively enjoy a fully inclusive diving holiday from just €228 (2 people sharing)

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Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty

There is no manual with the PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Specialty, but we will introduce and discuss these topics before undertaking the dives -

• The eRDPml: Use and Review
• Multilevel Diving Theory
Multilevel and Computer Diver SpecialtyAscent Procedures
• Emergency Decompression
• Using Your Dive Computer
• Multilevel Dive Equipment
• Multilevel Dive Hazards
• Multilevel Dive Planning
• Decompression Theory
• Repetitive Diving Theory
• Dive Computer Overview
• Repetitive Diving
• Decompression Sickness

Once we’ve completed our overview, it’s time to gear up and head into the water. There are two dives to complete, so let´s take a look at each dive we´ll be doing.

Dive One – maximum depth 30 mtrs (18 mtrs for PADI Open Water Divers)

Multilevel and Computer Diver SpecialtyOur first dive will be an easy two-level dive profile, which will show us the fundamentals of multilevel diving. We’ll make a direct descent to our ‘target’ depth, and follow our previously planned dive profiles. We’ll also look at how our planned dive corresponds to the information displayed by our dive computer, which should reinforce the accuracy of multilevel diving.

When we´re ready to go, we´ll perform our pre-dive safety check, confirm our dive plan, and then enter the water to complete these skills -

• Calculate the no decompression limits of a two-depth level dive using the eRDPml
• Execute a no decompression, two level dive that begins with a direct descent to the deepest level and progresses to the second level
• Apply the principles of the PADI S.A.F.E. Diver program by ascending between levels and from the last level to the surface at a rate not to exceed 18 metres/60 feet per minute, and make a safety stop of at least three minutes at 5 metres/15 feet
• Accurately monitor depth, time and air supply on a multilevel dive
• Dive avoiding hypothermia, running out of air, disorientation, and saw-tooth dive profiles

Dive Two – maximum depth 30 mtrs (18 mtrs for PADI Open Water Divers)

Multilevel and Computer Diver SpecialtyOur second dive will be very similar to our first, except that now we’ll plan for a three-level dive and within this planning we’ll allow for the residual nitrogen from our previous dive. Again we’ll make a direct descent to our ‘target’ depth and dive the plan!

So after changing our cylinders, and allowing for our planned surface interval, we´ll kit back up, carry out our pre-dive safety check, confirm our dive plan, and then enter the water to complete these skills –

• Plan and execute a no decompression, three-level dive using a dive computer that begins with a direct descent to the deepest depth and progresses to two shallower levels
• Apply the principles of the PADI S.A.F.E. Diver program by ascending between levels and from the last level to the surface at a rate not to exceed 18 metres/60 feet per minute, and make a safety stop of at least three minutes at 5 metres/15 feet
• Accurately monitor depth, time and air supply on a multilevel dive
• Dive avoiding hypothermia, running out of air, disorientation, saw-tooth dive profiles and dive computer sharing.


Course
Links

What other courses can you link in, and achieve greater enjoyment and safety under the water? The ability to control your position underwater is not only efficient and more comfortable, but vital if you are to stay within your planned levels. You’ll find the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Diver course specifically targets skills and techniques for maintaining good buoyancy and trim. If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) then why not add more time to your multilevel diving by diving with Enriched Air Nitrox? Take the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty before starting the Multilevel course, and we’ll show you how you can use oxygen enriched gas to extend the time for each level underwater.

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