Advanced Open Water Certification

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your knowledge but would like to see what is out there first, then the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The SDI Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different SDI specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education. The remaining specialty dives you can opt for may be chosen from these recommend dives:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Drift Diving

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum Age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification or Equivalent

What will I learn?

Each specialty dive will include skills specific to that type of diving or environment. In addition to the optional specialty all successful Advanced Adventure Diver candidates will perform skills related to the two core specialties – Deep Diver, and Underwater Navigation.

  • 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 Diver 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

How do I take this course?

  • Contact us at KY Diver and we will get you started with on-line learning and schedule your Open Water Specialty Dives.
  • Course Cost: $139 for E-Learning Course, Additional costs are dependent upon dive destination and specialty dives selected.