You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it, nor does it make you and advanced diver – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water Diver certification.
The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialities while gaining experience under the supervision of your Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding speciality course. If you’ve already taken a speciality diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
Junior Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enrol in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your Instructor.
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – dry suit, photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
Beyond using basic equipment, you’ll need a compass and computer. You’ll also use specialised gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive. Your Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.
Time varies depending on which dives you want to do but can be done in two days. This is a really good course to do as part of our Malta trip enabling you to do night dives, naturalist dives, proper wreck dives and many more.