The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more from immersion by introducing you to new types of underwater adventures. It's a great opportunity to work with your Instructor to improve your diving skills and become even safer.
The fun aspect
Have you ever wanted to try underwater photography? And what do you think about the wreck dive? This is your chance, as you can try three types of diving of your choice, try what you like and feel safer underwater, improving your diving skills and making your dives as fun as ever.
Get credits! Each Adventure Dive can be credited to the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Course. This means that you will be on your way to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.
What do you learn?
You can choose what you prefer to learn. Do you want to improve your setup? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Do you want to recognize what you are looking at underwater? Try the AWARE-Fish Identification Adventure Dive. Choose three Adventure Dives from the following:
Adventure dives for children aged 10 years:
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Additional Adventure Dives for divers aged 12 years:
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Search and Recovery Diver
Dry Suit Diver
The diving equipment you use
Use all your basic diving equipment, including your diving compass. Depending on the three chosen Adventure Dives, you could also try underwater photographic equipment, a DPV (underwater scooter), an underwater torch, a dry suit, lifting balls, an underwater / float flag or other special equipment.
Find out at your local dive shop which equipment is rented and which are included in the course package. You will find almost everything at a dive shop.
The teaching materials you need
The Adventures in Diving Manual and the PADI DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty dives. Use them as a guide to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
Are you interested in night diving? Go to the specific chapter. Once you have seen the skills, your Instructor will guide you on your first-night dive adventure. Do you have any problem with underwater navigation? Review the dedicated section, and sign up for the Underwater Sailing Adventure with your PADI Instructor.
To purchase these products, contact your local PADI Instructor or dive shop or resort.
To register for the Adventure Diver course, you must:
be a PADI Open Water Diver, or Junior Open Water Diver (or have an equivalent certification issued by another training organization)
15 years old (10 years for the PADI Junior Adventure Diver course)
Your next underwater adventure
After achieving the PADI Adventure Diver certification, you can take the next step by completing two or more Adventure Dives. When you have completed at least five, including deep diving and navigation, you will become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
The PADI Adventure Dive can also count towards the PADI Diving Specialty certifications. For example, if you enjoyed your Night Dive Adventure so much that you wanted to complete the PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Dive Adventure could be the first dive of this specialty.