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                                                                                                      scuba in Winston Salem, NC 27104


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.


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