Adventure Diver

SeaLife DC1400The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. You choose what you’re most interested in learning and complete three corresponding dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. Open water divers who are at least 10 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. It’s a great opportunity to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence.

Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask me if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

The Adventure Diver course involves three open water dives in two days. The dives are designed to put into practice the new knowledge and skills you’ve learned through the completion of three knowledge development sections (one for each specialty dive you’re most interested in learning).


Register for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventure Dives at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives that you may be interested in.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package).

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll learn to use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example you will need a dry suit for the dry suit adventure Dive, a dive light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.


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