Hey, this is really advanced! This is the PADI Advanced Open Water course or SSI Advanced Adventurer course
This would be a diver’s second ongoing training course if he wants to progress in the world of diving. It takes two or three days.
You have to be an Open Water Diver and be at least 15 years old or, for the Junor version, 12.
This course consists of five immersions, in which a diver will try five different adventures in open water, like a deep dive of up to 30 meters (Juniors only up to 18 meters) and underwater navigation with a compass, which are mandatory. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to choose three more adventures from among a wide variety of amazing experiences.
Before each immersion, divers are given a talk about the specific features of the dive and five reviews of the knowledge (only with PADI) they are to deliver by the end of the course.
Exam? There is no exam in this course! Great! If you just do three adventure dives instead of five, you will become an Adventure Diver, which is one level lower than the Advanced course.
How much does the PADI Advanced Open Water course or the SSI Advanced Adventurer SSI course cost?
The price of one of these advanced courses depends on the country, but is generally between about 200 and 300 euros.
What are the specialties in the PADI Advanced Open Water course and the SSI Advanced Adventurer course?
This list includes nearly all specialities, and availability will depend on the school and the instructor, so ask before filling in the documentation required for the diving course.
Remember to always dive with insurance. Some policies may require special knowledge and a minimum age due to their complexity.
Mandatory. You will experience a descent of up to 30 meters with special techniques and knowledge. To descend to 40 meters, you need another special course of several days that is not included in the Advanced course.
Mandatory. You will learn one of the more complicated and common things in diving: how to orient yourself using your surroundings and/or a compass, and you will need many more dives on your own to achieve it.
You will be capable of diving at levels above the sea like mountains and lakes from an altitude of 300 meters up to 3000 meters, with all the special demands of such a dive.
Here you will learn all about the characteristics of boats, such as their safety components and procedures.
Due to the importance of sea conservation, you will learn how to protect the sea and contribute to the extensive community that is already devoted to this mission.
Do you want to make the most of your underwater camera? This adventure will give you all you need to become a master of colors and light.
You will be carrying a device with a propeller that will enable you to move faster, and you will feel empowered to blaze your own path in a totally new way.
Diving in currents is complicated and dangerous if you do not know how to handle them, especially the strong currents that are typical in some diving sites in the world. You will learn to use specific tools and master such currents.
Designed for diving in very cold waters (below 18 degrees centigrade) with techniques and gear that are quite different from those used with wetsuits.
Do you want to stay in the water longer, increasing your oxygen percentage to 40%? Then this adventure is for you. It involves diving deeper than one would with normal air.
Because gear maintenance is one of the most important parts of this sport, you will learn to repair and care for your gear like a real handyman. Your new knowledge of how each component works will help to boost your safety margin in your dives.
It is believed that there are about 500,000 different species in the oceans. Would you like to recognize them and know what type of marine life you see in your dives? Plus, there is a hand signal for each species so you can alert your partner.
This diving system is essential for diving efficiently and protecting your body from the inherent risk of building up nitrogen in your organism in diving. You will learn how to define the best profile at each point of your dive.
Even though everyone tends to think about fear, this is one of the most incredible experiences you can have. With your lantern, and the right knowledge, you can see the difference when the moon is at the highest point in its orbit.
We must remember that buoyancy means greater enjoyment and control, less air consumption and, consequently, more diving time. So it is a essential to your education as a good diver, where you will also learn to breathe better while diving.
Plan, delegate, search and find…When someone or something is lost, it is very important to have mastered the procedure for recovering anything that gets lost. You will use your compass in an entirely new way, and also deploy special balloons to bring up lost items.
In this adventure, you will learn how marine life interacts and how each species develops its own code of conduct.
First of all, entering shipwrecks is totally prohibited. In this adventure, you will learn the techniques necessary to explore such wrecks from the exterior and protect yourself from it, and what marine life can be found nearby. To enter a shipwreck, you need to have taken a specialty course in technical diving, which is complex and lasts several days. Be responsible.
In this adventure, you will learn to handle a portable chemical lab on you back. The lab will recycle the air you breathe and make it breathable again. A new kind of silent, bubble-free diving. It’s the future of diving.
What is the difference between PADI’s Advanced Open Water course, the SSI Advanced Adventurer course, and a specialty course?
Although many people say that the advanced course means doing five specialties, that is not the case. You do five adventure immersions in which different specialties are only tried in a cursory manner. This is because a complete specialty involves a separate course lasting a number of days and providing advanced know-how in only that given specialty.
Once you have chosen the five specialties you would like to try, you can continue to progress and get more experience doing adventures individually with your diving center.
Divers Go Diving recommends responsible and sensible diving. You should advance slowly and surely, and thus achieve your goals in a sound and effective way. And if you want to do more courses, there is one that will make a big difference for you: first and second aid in EFR PADI or React Right by SSI and Rescue. Now there’s a real challenge. Are you ready?
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