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PADI Adventure Diver

Adventure Diver

The PADI Adventure Diver CourseDivers using DPV they rented from dive shop

The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

The Fun Part

Have you always wanted to trydigital underwater photography? How aboutwreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the correspondingPADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming aMaster Scuba Diver.

Silly scuba diving picturesWhat You Learn

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try thePeak Performance BuoyancyAdventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try theAWARE-Fish IdentificationAdventure Dive. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives:

Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:

  • Altitude Diver

  • AWARE-Fish Identification

  • Boat Diver

  • Digital Underwater Photography

  • Dry Suit Diver

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Navigator

Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:

  • Deep Diver

  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

  • Drift Diver

  • Multilevel Diver

  • Night Diver

  • Search and Recovery Diver

  • Underwater Videography

  • Wreck Diver

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use allyour basic scuba gearincluding your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try outunderwater photography equipment, DPVs (underwater scooters), adive light, adry suit, lift bags, adive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Check with yourlocal dive shopabout gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at your localdive shop.

Advanced Open Water Crew Pak for scuba diving classThe Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more than 16 types ofspecialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Curious aboutnight diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble withunderwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor.

To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor,dive shop or resort


To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be

  • APADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

  • Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

Your Next Adventure

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you've completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you're anPADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towardsPADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADINight Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.