Advanced Adventure Diver or Advanced Diver Development

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver

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 will be selected from available dives. This program is the most similar to other training agency Advanced Diver programs.

SDI Advanced Diver Development

The SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers.” During the course your Instructor will take you through four complete SDI or TDI specialty courses (for example; Deep, Navigation, Photo, Video, Intro to Tech etc.) covering all the skills and subjects, so that by the end you will feel comfortable to conduct dives of a similar nature.Once you have logged your 25th dive (these can include any and all training dives), visit Deans Sport and Dive with your logbook and verification of completing four SDI and TDI specialties and you will be awarded the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification. This program allows you to work through specialty programs that you select to reach your diving goals while working toward your Advanced Diver certification.

By earning the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification you will have increased abilities and comfort in the water and be ready for the next step, SDI Rescue Diver.

Optional specialty dives include

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Drift Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Wreck: Limited Penetration
  • Many More

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

Equipment Requirements

Basic diving equipment (as required for open water diver)

  • Knife or cutting tool
  • Underwater Slate or wetnotes
  • Surface marker buoy and dive reel
  • Primary and backup light if Night Dive

Junior Diver Limits:

Deep Diving: Maximum depth for divers aged 10-15 is 21 metres/70 feet
Dry suit; minimum age 12
Wreck: Limited penetration minimum age 15