PADI Adventure Dive
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 try digital underwater photography? How about wreck 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 corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.
What You Learn
You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE-Fish Identification Adventure 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 all your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light , a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
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 of specialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
Curious about night 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 with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor.
To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be
- A PADI 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 an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.
All student divers of any level are required to complete the PADI medical questionnaire prior to starting course. Any student answering ‘Yes’ to one or more of the questions may require medical clearance prior to commencing in water activities. A copy of the medical form can be found here.