Advanced Open Water
There are two courses within the SSI system with similar sounding names. The Advanced Adventurer is a five dive course designed to “jump start” you into a range of speciality dives. It’s our most popular choice straight after the Open Water course.
The Advanced Adventurer is not a pre requisite to other courses but it gives you a great foundation for a wide variety of local and international dives. Dives from the Advanced Adventurer count towards individual specialties. So as an example by doing one more night dive, including Night Dive from Advanced Adventurer, plus academics, you will get a night dive specialty.
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This is the course we suggest you take soon after your Open Water Course. We have specifically tailored this course, within SSI standards so that you learn many skills that will make you a better diver and enable you to dive more safely on popular local dives.
- Open Water Diver
- Minimum age of 10; 12 if Deep Diving dive is included
- Online Academic Training
- No more than 5 open water dives
- No more than 5 pool/confined water sessions
- Maximum depth is 30m or 98ft if deep diving is included
- Completion over 6 – 10 hours (weekend or mid week options available)
Dive 1 - Buoyancy Dive
Good buoyancy is very important skill for every dive. That is why it’s our first dive in this course. We will make sure your buoyancy is at a standard that you can participate in the more advanced dives. This dive is a one off dive completed in the Advanced Adventurer, to complete full specialty course click the button below.
Dive 2 - Navigation
Find your favourite dive site and getting back to your starting point is a key goal for most dives. You will learn advanced natural and navigation skills on this dive. This dive is a one off dive completed in the Advanced Adventurer, to complete full specialty click the button below.
Dive 3 - Night Diving
Diving at night is incredible. Everything slows down and you can get closer to marine life than you ever thought possible. Many creatures come out of a night and the colours under torch light are amazing. We have one of the best dives 100 meters from our doorstep under the Swansea bridge. You will learn about the specialised equipment for night diving and how to dive safely at night and maximise your enjoyment of night diving. This dive is a one off dive completed in the Advanced Adventurer, to complete full specialty course click the button below.
Dive 4 - Deep Diving
Good buoyancy is very important skill for every dive. That is why it’s our first dive in this course. We will make sure your buoyancy is at a standard that you can participate in the more advanced dives. This dive is a one off dive completed in the Advanced Adventurer, to complete full specialty click the button below.
Dive 5 - Drift Diving
Drift diving is like flying under water. Let the world go by as you drift along with the current faster than you could ever swim under water. Swansea channel is renowned as one of the best drift dives in the world. We want to share this experience of a lifetime with you but it’s important to learn the necessary skills to dive safely while being carried at speed down the channel. You will learn these skills on this dive.
Advanced Open Water Bundle
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits. After completing the four Specialty programs that interest you, as well as 24 logged dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating, along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.
By completing your Advanced Adventurer, you can get the entire cost refunded if you purchase an Advanced Scuba Diver Bundle. Complete the following specialty courses and log 12 dives and you receive Advanced Diver recognition card free. The Advanced Open Water Bundle includes:
- Deep Diving
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Night and Limited Visibility
Our Quality Guarantee
Dive Newcastle guarantee to take our time and to teach you properly. You will not be rushed and we will ensure you feel safe and comfortable as a diver before you complete the course.