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.


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

  1. Test and check all equipment
  2. Familiarization with dive site
  3. Descend to planned depth, do not exceed any pre-planned limits
  4. Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 100 feet
  5. Divers between the age of 10 and 15 cannot exceed 70 feet
  6. Ascend to safety stop
  7. Exit and log dive


Navigation open water dive

  1. Establish a reference point, plan dive, and enter water from shore/boat
  2. Practice out and back technique on surface
  3. Squares and triangles on surface
  4. Perform a square on the bottom
  5. Perform a triangle on the bottom
  6. Ascend to safety stop
  7. Exit and log dive






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