PADI Adventure Diver Course

Why should I take the PADI Adventure Diver Course? Diving is an adventure already right? What exactly makes an Adventure Diver?

The Adventure Diver course lets you spread your fins into the diverse range of diving that exists in the world of Scuba Diving. Have you always wanted to try Underwater Videography, Fish Identification or Wreck Diving? There’s an extensive  list of scuba adventures you can enjoy as part of this program which is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course If you complete three Adventure Dives you will earn the Adventure Diver certification – two more dives will make you an Advanced Open Water Diver! It’s a great opportunity to improve your scuba skills, gaining more confidence and experience along the way. Get a taste of what you really like and find your passion in scuba diving.

The Best Part

The best part about being a PADI Adventure Diver is that you get to try out different areas of scuba diving first to see what really interests you. While doing that you are also on your way to becoming an Advanced Open Water Diver!

What will you learn?

You can choose the subject that you’re most interested in. Like to improve your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive. What’s that fish? Try the AWARE – Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Dives. Your qualified PADI Instructor will discuss with you your choices and brief you about what you need to know so you can get diving straightaway! Choose from the following PADI Adventure  Dives:

  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Wreck Diver 

What will you do?

Obviously this will vary quite a bit depending on the particular adventure dive, but in general you first have a knowledge development session and then a briefing about the Open Water Adventure dive you will do. There are a number of performance requirements that must be met in order for you to be signed off in that particular adventure dive, and these can be few and fairly straightforward (Deep Dive, for example) or more complex and skills intensive (Search and Recovery, for example)


These vary according to the type of adventure dive you take, but generally:

  • Minimum age 10 years old
  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

What will you get?

Apart from a fantastic feeling of fun and adventure you will also get:

  • PADI Adventure Diver Certification for each Adventure dive you participate in.
  • The first dive of each PADI Adventure dive credits as an Adventure Dive toward your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
  • Each Adventure dive counts towards the first dive of that particular specialty. Earn five PADI Specialty Diver Certifications and you are on your way to achieving the PADI Master Scuba Diver (MSD) rating.
  • You may be able to get college credit for each PADI Adventure dive you complete.

Your Next Adventure

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is the next step in your underwater adventure, and many divers start with this course rather than do two or three Adventure Dives. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is conducted over two days, and consists of five adventure dives, with two mandatory deep and navigation dives, and the remaining three Open Water dives of your choice.