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Altitude Diver

Altitude Diver Quick Info

  • Dives : 2+
  • Days : 1+
  • Level : Expert
  • Alps -
  • various

Want to explore crystal clear mountain lakes? We will teach you how to do it in a safe and fun way.

Dive In Crystal Clear Mountain Lakes!

Man scuba diving in freshwater lake in Austria.

Course details


Altitude Diver

  • Level Expert
  • Age 16+
  • Online Course Coming soon!
  • Prerequisites
    • Advanced Open Water Diver
    • Nitrox Specialty
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Dives 2
  • Dates Anytime
  • Locations
    • Alps

Available languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

What's included

  • Adventure dives(2 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • & more (see below)

Pricing Options

Minimum of 1 days required to complete the course.

  • Basic Diver €349/ Day
  • Pro Diver €449/ Day
  • VIP Diver €799/ Day

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Course prices


Minimum of 1 days required to complete the course.

349

The basics, done right

  • Adventure dives(2 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
449

Best value, great diving

  • Adventure dives(2 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • +1 Module: Altitude Diving With Nitrox!
799

Our 1-on-1 VIP option

  • Adventure dives(2 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • +1 Module: Altitude Diving With Nitrox!
  • 1-On-1 Course!
  • Private Instructor

Altitude Diver course description


For more information on the Altitude Diver course, read the description below.

The Altitude Diver specialty course is perfect for those who would like to go diving in mountain lakes and generally in altitudes above 400m /1200ft. Diving in mountain lakes poses some interesting challenges to scuba divers that you need to be aware of. However, the rewards are crystal clear waters, often untouched nature, and great visibility above and underwater.
The course covers (depending on your chosen option) the following topics:

  • Introduction to altitude diving
  • Decompression & gas laws at altitude
  • Planning your dives on the mountains
  • Nitrox for altitude diving

Each course module will teach you more about altitude diving and help you become a better diver. Let’s look at each module and what it covers.

Theory basics

Before going diving in mountain lakes, we need to understand how it is different from diving at sea level.

chemistry test tubes liquids
The course covers the physics and physiology of diving

Learn more about diving medicine, pressure at altitude, and how to plan your dives.

For a theory introduction, check out our ultimate guide to altitude diving in the blog.

Planing your dives

Dive planning is of particular importance in altitude diving.

Altitude diver with map of mountain area in hand looking through windshield of a car while driving.
Altitude Diving begins with planning.

This includes picking out a suitable location, choosing the breathing gases for the dive, and determining how to get there. Most people do not live close to the mountain lakes they plan to dive in. As such, we have to make sure not to experience great pressure differences when driving up to the dive spot.

You will plan the dives for your altitude specialty together with your instructor. 

Altitude Diver Training

It’s time to dive!

View over beautiful mountain lake. A wooden lodge with a boat in front of it is built at the shore.
Go diving in mountain lakes with us!

After understanding the theory, planning your dives, and getting to the dive spots you can finally conduct your first altitude dive. Since logistics are often complicated we most likely have to stay overnight so plan to spend a full weekend for your altitude diver course.

Your instructor evaluates your theoretical knowledge and diving skills throughout the course. If you passed all the modules you will receive your Altitude Diver specialty certification!

Congratulations! 

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