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PADI Adventure Diver Course

The Adventure Diver course is designed to be completed right after the Open Water Diver course, It introduces students to critical knowledge and skills that beginning courses don’t have time to cover. Adventure diver can be done by a Junior Open Water Diver or any Open water Diver that does not have the time to complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course.


  • Students gain additional open water experience under the guidance and supervision of a knowledgeable instructor.
  • They receive an introduction to a variety of specialty diving activities also dive from shore and boat. Depth for 10 and 11 years old is maximum 40 feet.

Despite the fact it is designed to be taken immediately after students complete the Open Water Diver course, there are some substantial differences between the beginning course and the Adventure Diver course.

  • Where the focus of the beginning course is to develop fundamental knowledge and skills, the Adventure Diver course focuses primarily on introducing you to a variety of fun and enjoyable specialty diving activities.
  • The beginning course follows a single, standardized curriculum. In the Adventure Diver course, you get to design your own curriculum — just like choosing electives in college.

Who can enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 10 years old.
  • Certified as PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer NO to all questions on the standard Medical History Form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • One classroom session.
  • Three open water training dives (can be done in one day).

Where and when do classes take place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers. Open water training dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

Adventure Diver classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. Open water training dives are done on any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.

What is included in the cost?

The course includes:

  • Educational material.
  • All instruction.
  • Three open water training dives.
  • Use of regulator, bcd, tanks and weights.
  • Certification card processing.

    What equipment will you need?

    Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

    • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel and scuba fins. +
    • Adequate exposure protection. *+
    • Underwater compass. *+
    • Audible surface signal. +
    • Surface signal (safety tube). +
    • Slate. +
    • Bathing suit and towel.

    * Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

    + Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.