The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It's a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.
Adventure Diver is also sometimes the first step in earning your Advanced Open Water certification. By exploring 3 of the 5 required adventure dives, you can earn this certification one month and then complete your Advanced Open Water certification at a later time. For example, sometimes water or weather conditions don't allow for completion of the Deep Diver adventure dive required for the AOW certification. So get the Adventure Diver certification now and then when you can complete the deep dive, you can earn your full Advanced Open Water certification.
Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever. Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Speciality course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.
You can choose what you're most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives:
Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:
Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:
You use all your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other speciality gear.
PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more than 16 types of speciality diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact COLUMBIA SCUBA.
To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be:
After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you've completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you're an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the COLUMBIA SCUBA Team members.