Advanced Adventure Diver

Your next step after Scuba Diver to improve upon your skills, try different types of diving and have more FUN. After a brief classroom session, pick from the dive schedule and come do a boat, night, navigation, S&R, deeper, current dive and more

Apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities under the supervision and training of your SDI Instructor. Learn which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you enjoy most. Gain more confidence and capability. Begin to consider the direction diving will take you, as you go for everything it has to offer.

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your knowledge but would like to see what is out there first, then the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The SDI Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different SDI specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education. The remaining specialty dives you can opt for include:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Marine Ecosystem Awareness
  • Many more!

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five specialties selected; not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards the completion of a specialty certification.

As long as you are 12 years or older, hold an SDI or NAUI Scuba Diver* certification and are in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Advanced Diver course.

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*Students are required to have an SDI or NAUI Scuba Diver certification or equivalent certification from other WRSTC recognized agency. You may be asked to complete a basic skills review if you hold a PADI OW certification.

Advanced Adventure Diver is a 4-hour course of class room instruction right here at Diver’s World as well as an eLearning course that you can take at your own pace. You will then demonstrate your new skills by executing a series of dives (see training dives tab). As always, you can count on the staff of Diver’s World to make your learning experience interesting and fun!

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, NAUI training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master.

Student Provides

Students will need to provide all of their own equipment for training dives. Diver’s World has rental tanks, regs, BCDs and wetsuits if you do not own these items. You will also need a dive slates, dive lights, flag & float, and a SMB.

At this point in your diving experience you may want to consider investing in a dive computer if you don’t already own one.

As part of your certification, you will complete a minimum of five open water dives including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving and deeper diving (130 feet maximum depth), plus two different dives. Some of the many different dives you can do include:

  • Search and recovery
  • Boat diving
  • Light salvage
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Exploration and underwater mapping
  • Wreck diving (non-penetration)
  • Observation and data collection
  • Diving in surf or currents
  • Altitude diving
  • Salt water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
  • Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
  • Shore diving
  • Diving for photos or video
  • Using dive computers

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

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