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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Underwater Connection offers the Altitude Diving specialty course. The academics take place at our facility in Colorado Springs. The course does not require any diving, although it is recommended by UWC that you take the opportunity for practice!

Altitude Diving

Course Fee: $85

Learn how to safely dive at altitudes between 1,000 and 10,000 ft.

Have you ever realized the change in pressure your body goes through when you go to a higher altitude? Or, have you noticed that your depth gauge reads differently at higher altitudes?

The Altitude specialty course will train you in the special techniques and planning considerations for diving at altitude.  This will allow you to dive more safely and enjoy diving in the Rocky Mountains and
surrounding areas.



What you will learn:

  • Altitude dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards.

  • Dive tables procedures for diving at altitude.

  • How to set your dive computer to account for altitude.

  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures at altitude.


Required Materials:

*If you are signing up for more than one specialty, get great discounts by getting your student materials in bundles!

Number of dives: 0 or 2.

No Open Water Training is required for this specialty. You can opt to do it solely for the knowledge in classroom, but you are also welcome to join one of our certification weekends to practice the skills you learned! If you opt to dive, 2 open water dives are required.

Contact us if you have any questions!