The Advanced Adventurer SCUBA certification will introduce you to a variety of new dive skills. You will learn techniques needed to safely dive in various conditions. You will be able to choose five specialty dives such as deep, wreck, boat, underwater photography, night diving and more.
Different training agencies have slightly different names for courses of the way in which you obtain that certification. For example: The Advanced Open Water certification for PADI requires that you have your open water certification and take the Advanced Open Water class. Their class consists on 5 open water dives of which one is a deep dive to greater then 60 feet and the other is a navigation dive. With PADI, you can become a Advanced Open Water Diver with as little at 9 total dives since you first started diving. Agencies such as NAUI, SDI and SSI require a greater amount of experience before they will issue the Advanced Open Water Diver certification .
With SSI, most divers start with the Advanced Adventurer program which is 5 specialty dives of your choice. To obtain the Advanced Open Water or "AOW" diver lever with SSI, divers must complete 4 full specialty certifications of their choice and have a total of 24 logged dives. SSI awards the AOW certification as an recognition of accumulated experience rather then only having a 5 specialty dives.
In order to participate in an Advanced Adventurer course, you must have an Open Water diver or equivalent certification from any recognized training agency.
The SSI Advanced Adventurer provides certified divers an introduction into five (5) different SSI Specialty programs under the direct supervision of an SSI Professional. This course is a great way for new divers to gain experience in a wide variety of diving conditions. While it is similar to the Advanced Open Water certification, Advanced Adventurer Divers are not required to complete the deep dives, although a deep dive is optional. The SSI Advanced Open Water certification is a recognition program that shows experience by completing several specialty programs
The first open water training dive from the following specialty programs can be counted toward the Advanced Adventurer program:
· Boat Diving
· Deep Diving
· Dry Suit Diving
· Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN)
· Night & Limited Visibility
· Perfect Buoyancy
· Photo & Video
· Scooter/DPV Diving
· Search & Recovery
· Waves, Tides & Currents
· Wreck Diving
Students may also apply the dives completed in their Advanced Adventurer program toward the first training dive of the individual specialty programs.
The class typically takes 2-3 days to complete depending on the type of dives chosen and
For the course you will need all of the equipment needed to make the dives including any specialty equipment such as lights if you choose to make a night dive. Students must furnish all of their own equipment including a dive computer.
The class tuition is $295.00. Includes the online course, classroom and in-water instruction. Additional costs: Rental equipment (if needed), entrance fees to the training facilities.