SDI Advanced Adventure Diver

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.

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance in dive training
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to experience an introduction to SDI specialties

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent*

*Note: Junior divers can only take specialties approved for their age

What you can expect to learn:

  • An overview of the SDI Deep Diver and SDI Navigation Diver specialties
  • Basic insight to three other chosen specialties of your choice as an introduction to that specific area in diving

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • Successfully perform skills listed for dive one of the three chosen specialties as well as both core specialties
    • Deep Diver open water dive
      • Test and check all equipment
      • Familiarization with dive site
      • Descend to planned depth, do not exceed any pre-planned limits
      • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30 metres/ 100 feet
        Divers between the age of 10 and 15 cannot exceed 21 metres/70 feet
      • Ascend to safety stop
      • Exit and log dive
    • Navigation open water dive
      • Establish a reference point, plan dive, and enter water from shore/boat
      • Practice out and back technique on surface
      • Squares and triangles on surface
      • Perform a square on the bottom
      • Perform a triangle on the bottom
      • Ascend to safety stop
      • Exit and log dive

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to experience several SDI specialties
  • Continue diver education, skills, and knowledge
  • Ability to enroll in and complete selected specialties
  • After successful completion, ability to enroll in the SDI Recue Diver course

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the appropriate SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all course requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • How to take this course!

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