ADVANCE OPEN WATER COURSE

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance in dive training

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to experience an introduction to specialties

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent*

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age

Limits for Junior Divers:
Deep Diving: Maximum depth for divers 10-15 is 21 metres/70 feet
Dry suit; minimum age 12
Wreck: Limited penetration minimum age 15

What you can expect to learn:

  • An overview of the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties

  • Basic insight to three other chosen specialties of your choice as an introduction to that specific area in diving

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • Successfully perform skills listed for dive one of the three chosen specialties as well as both core specialties

    • Deep Diver open water dive

      • Test and check all equipment

      • Familiarization with dive site

      • Descend to planned depth, do not exceed any pre-planned limits

      • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30 metres/ 100 feet
        Divers between the age of 10 and 15 cannot exceed 21 metres/70 feet

      • Ascend to safety stop

      • Exit and log dive

    • Navigation open water dive

      • Establish a reference point, plan dive, and enter water from shore/boat

      • Practice out and back technique on surface

      • Squares and triangles on surface

      • Perform a square on the bottom

      • Perform a triangle on the bottom

      • Ascend to safety stop

      • Exit and log dive

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to experience several  specialties

  • Continue diver education, skills, and knowledge

  • Ability to enroll in and complete selected specialties

  • After successful completion, ability to enroll in the  Recue Diver course

Advanced Adventure Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the appropriate Advanced Adventure Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor

  • Complete all course requirements efficiently

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

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