SDI Advanced Adventure

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. 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 (a parent or legal guardian must watch this Risk Awareness Video and contact us prior to signing up)
  • 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 Rescue 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

Prior to signing up:


-You must be 18 years of age.  Minors may obtain Junior Advanced Adventure certification at 10 years of age, but a parent or legal guardian must watch this Risk Awareness Video and contact us prior to signing up

-No equipment is provided.  It is the responsibility of the student to provide all required equipment.  Please contact us for a complete list of required equipment.   

-If you are giving a course as a gift, please contact us.  

-Understand there is a $50 rescheduling fee if you do not arrive on time to the first academic session, you arrive and have not completed the online academic portion, or you do not bring your medical clearance to dive, if required.   

-Review the General Liability Release.

-Review the Medical Questionnaire.  The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving. A positive response means that there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities.

-Watch this Risk Awareness Video

-If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us.

After you register:

-Sign up for an SDI account here (if you don't have an account yet).  If you already have an account you will receive your online access code within 24 hours. 

-Let us know you've signed up here making sure to use the same email you used on the SDI/TDI website.  

-You will receive your online access code within 24 hours.  Your access code is included in the course fee.  Please do not purchase a code from the SDI website.  If you do, we will not be able to refund or prorate your course fees.  

-Complete your online academics and obtain medical clearance to dive, if necessary. 

-Arrive on time for the first session with an ink pen and medical clearance to dive, if required.  

Skill Level: Specialty
Materials Included: Everything but equipment
Requirements: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivelent
Instructor: TBD

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.