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Polar Diver


$250.00 USD

(Excludes all expedition and travel costs).

This is a unique chance to become one of the few certified Polar Divers in the world!

The Polar Diver Specialty Course is specially designed for Waterproof Expeditions and can only be taken on one of Waterproof's Expeditions in the Antarctic, below the Antarctic Convergence, or in the Arctic, above the Arctic Circle. This course is designed to be an introduction to polar diving and help the Student diver develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for diving in polar environments.

Who should take this course?

If you are wanting to dive the seven continents, are an adventurer at heart, or just want a unique experience, then the PADI Polar specialty is for you. The PADI Polar specialty course is unique because;

  • It is an adventure
  • You will experience a unique untouched maritime environment and unique wildlife
  • You will be diving in a hard to reach remote area that very few divers have explored 
  • There will be no crowds
  • There are unique photography and filming opportunities

To qualify for the Polar Diver course, you must

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Show proof of experience in dry suit diving or be certified as a PADI Dry Suit Diver

What will you learn?

The purpose of the PADI Polar Diving Specialty Course is to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and excitement of diving in the Polar areas. Students will;

  • learn the planning, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in the Polar areas
  • become familiar with the use of special equipment, cold water redundant equipment configurations, signals, and communication.
  • engage in dives to explore the Polar environments found within depths and conditions as good as or better than those in which they have been trained safely.

What scuba gear will you use?

You will be required to bring all your own equipment including drysuit, thermal under garments suitable for the extreme cold (water temps below zero degrees celsius), hood and gloves, two sets of regulators, knife or cutting device, DSMB, torch, BCD, weight system, fins, mask, snorkel. Only cylinders and weights are provided. See our link to Waterproof Expeditions and Aurora Expeditions on our Antarctic Diving page.

Next Step

We offer this Polar Diver Specialty on Waterproof Expeditions and Aurora Expeditions dive trips to Antarctica, Spitsbergen and Greenland as the certification must be completed in the geographic polar regions. 

Contact us by clicking the button at the top of the page to enquire about the PADI Polar Diver course, or visit Waterproof Expeditions to book your trip - let them know Dive Monkey sent you.