Duration: 3-4 Days
Price: 200 Euros
The Scuba Diving International (SDI) Advanced Adventure Diver Course is designed for certified Open Water Divers who want to further enhance their diving skills and gain experience in different specialty areas. The course allows divers to explore specific areas of interest and expand their underwater capabilities. Here is a detailed overview of the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Course:
- Participants must be certified Open Water Divers or have an equivalent certification from another recognized training agency.
- Some SDI dive centers may have additional prerequisites, so it’s essential to check with the specific facility offering the course.
2. Course Structure:
- The SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Course typically includes five adventure dives. Each adventure dive focuses on a specific specialty area. The course structure may vary, and divers can often choose from a list of available adventure dives based on their interests.
3. Common Adventure Dives:
- While the specific adventure dives offered may vary by dive center, common options include:
- Deep Diving: Explores depths beyond the Open Water Diver limit, typically down to 30 meters (100 feet).
- Underwater Navigation: Enhances navigation skills underwater using a compass and natural navigation techniques.
- Night Diving: Introduces divers to the unique challenges and experiences of diving in low-light conditions.
- Wreck Diving: Provides an introduction to diving on sunken ships or other underwater structures.
- Peak Performance Buoyancy: Focuses on improving buoyancy control and underwater stability.
- Search and Recovery: Teaches techniques for locating and recovering lost objects underwater.
- Drift Diving: Covers the skills and considerations for diving in currents.
4. Knowledge Development:
- The Advanced Adventure Diver Course may include some knowledge development sessions related to the specific adventure dives chosen. This could involve reviewing relevant theory, safety considerations, and dive planning.
5. Practical Application:
- Participants will apply the knowledge gained in the adventure dives during practical sessions in the open water. The instructor will guide and evaluate each diver’s performance to ensure they master the skills associated with each adventure dive.
- Upon successful completion of the required adventure dives and associated skills, participants are awarded the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification. This certification recognizes the diver’s proficiency in multiple specialty areas.
7. Continuing Education:
- The Advanced Adventure Diver certification can also serve as a stepping stone to higher-level courses, such as the SDI Advanced Diver or SDI Rescue Diver courses.