What is the maximum depth for recreational divers?

What is the maximum depth for open water divers?

According to the PADI certifying agency, if you are doing your Open Water course and you are over 12 years old, you can dive to 18 meters/60 feet depth. If you are still a junior (from 10 to 12 years old), the maximum depth is 12 meters/40 feet.

What is the maximum recreational depth limit for a beginner diver?

At the initial stage, during a ‘try dive,’ the open water section of the experience limits the participant to a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m) under the direct supervision of an instructor. An open water diver’s maximum depth is 60 feet (18 m).

What is the safest depth to dive?

The industry standard depth limit for recreational divers is 130 feet (39 m) at sea level. During the basic scuba certification, students experience depths of 30-60 feet (9-18 m), and a “deep” dive is considered more than 60 feet (18 m). “Going deep” is not an end in itself for scuba enthusiasts.

How deep can humans dive with equipment?

With recreational diving, the answer to the question “how deep can you SCUBA dive?” is 130 feet. Proper certification is highly recommended for those depths of SCUBA diving. As a basic open water SCUBA diver, the limit for how deep can you dive is 60 feet.

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How deep can you dive without decompression?

There’s a bit of physics and physiology involved in a full explanation, but the short answer is: 40 metres/130 feet is the deepest you can dive without having to perform decompression stops on your way back to the surface.

How deep can you dive without license?

The short, super long answer is… as an Open Water certified diver you are qualified to dive “independently” (with a buddy of course), without a certified professional guiding you, to 18m/60ft.