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Advanced Adventure Diver

The Advanced Adventure Course helps you become more comfortable in the water while continuing to build confidence, refine skills and acquire new ones. This course will introduce you to new activities and take you to greater depths. 

Starting from
$389.99

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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 Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different SDI specialties. 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 (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age

Limits for Junior Divers:
Deep Diving: Maximum depth for divers 10-15 is 21 metres/70 feet
Dry suit; minimum age 12
Wreck: Limited penetration minimum age 15

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

  • Basic Advanced Adventure Group Class starting from $389

 

    • This class has 2-8 student divers
    • Gain additional Drift Diving experience
    • Learn to do deeper dives
    • Use an SMB safety marker buoy
    • Use a reel
    • Deploy an SMB from depth using your reel
    • Additional safe Boat Diving experience
    • Improved buoyancy control techniques
    • Additional underwater navigation techniques
    • Blue Heron Bridge dive
    • One two-tank boat dive
    • Discover Nitrox for the boat diving adventures at no additional cost

 

  • Nitrox Advanced Adventure starting from $479

 

    • This class has 2-8 student divers
    • Learning to do deeper dives
    • Gain additional Drift Diving experience
    • Basic Nitrox certification
    • Use an SMB safety marker buoy
    • Use a reel
    • Deploy an SMB from depth using your reel
    • Additional safe Boat Diving experience
    • Improved buoyancy control techniques
    • Additional underwater navigation techniques
    • Blue Heron Bridge dive
    • Two days of two-tank boat diving

 

  • Private Advanced Adventure starting from $750 per student

 

    • Gaining additional Drift Diving experience
    • Use an SMB safety marker buoy
    • Learn to do deeper dives
    • Use a reel
    • Deploy an SMB from depth using your reel
    • Additional safe Boat Diving experience
    • Improved buoyancy control techniques
    • Additional underwater navigation techniques
    • Two days of two-tank boat diving
    • This class works on a customized schedule organized by Stuart Scuba and the student diver. This course is closed to other divers and training venues are restricted. Please contact the store for details on any Private Courses.

 

  • Course/Equipment Prerequisites & Recommendations:

 

    • Open Water Certification is mandatory and Enriched Air Nitrox Certification is highly recommended. Using this gas will allow you more no-decompression dive time and is especially useful for the dive profiles in this class.
    • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Whistle
    • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) & Reel
    • BCD, Regulator with gauges, computer, compass (rentals available but at this level you should have your own gear)
    • Tanks for Dives (rentals available)
    • Cutting Device
    • Dive light (for those doing a night dive)

 

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