Adventure Diver

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Take the next step to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence with the PADI Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Diver Course. These relatively simple courses that focus more on tasks can be conducted in one or two day with very little self study. They are ideal for broadening your recommended depth range to a maximum of 30 meters.

The Adventure Diver is any three dives from the list below that suit your specific underwater interests and can be obtained in one day. Or go all the way with 5 dives over two days including the deep and navigation dive. Our good friends at Blue Coral Diving will once again facilitate us on their purpose built boat to Cham Islands.

Choose from any of the following dives:

  • Fish ID
  • Boat Diver
  • Multilevel and Computer
  • Night
  • PPB (Peak Performance Buoyancy)
  • Search and Recovery
  • Naturalist Dive
  • Deep Dive (required for PADI Advanced Open water certification)
  • Navigation Dive (required for PADI Advanced Open Water certification ).
  • Enriched Air and Digital Underwater Photography Specialties can also be combined with the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water  certifications.

Who should take this course?

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

What will you learn?

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE - Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

How can you start learning now?

Register for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventure Dives at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Contact Da Nang Scuba to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll learn to use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example you will need a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration for the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.

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