|Fresh water mountain lakes are often
cool, clean and clear, with interesting aquatic life. In other areas, lakes are
trapped in man-made resevoirs amid mountains that are high enough to require the
special procedures of altitude diving. Altitude diving is your door to diving
opportunities inland, away from the ocean, and amid some of the most beauriful
surroundings on earth. |
OverviewLocated in West Virginia, Summersville
and Mount Storm Lakes have become popular dive
sites; however, their altitudes require special dive preparations. The purpose
of the Altitude Diver specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills
and knowledge needed for some of the more popular dive lakes at altitudes between
1000 feet and 10,000 feet. The goals of Altitude Diver training are:
- To develop the student's theoretical knowledge of altitude diving.
To enable the student to safely plan, organize and execute dives at altitudes
up to 10,000 feet/3000 meters.
Two dives on one day.
- Dives are at an altitude between 1000 feet and
10,000 feet above sea level.
- Read Altitude
chapter in PADI Adventures in Diving and complete the chapter review.
Altitude training dives will be conducted at Mount
Storm or Summersville Lake in West