Adventure Diver

Adventure Diver

The Course

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

​Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.


​Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – contact International Scuba for more information.

​If you already hold a PADI Adventure Diver certification, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

​The Learning

​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 or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly. You can choose any three of these adventure dives: Buoyancy, Navigation, Wreck, Search and Recovery, Rescue, Night, Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Enriched Air, and Fish Identification.


​Total Course Price:

$249 per person

​Course tuition includes:​

  • PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning
  • PADI Adventure Dives Slate
  • Open Water Training dives with our professional instructors and divemasters
  • Certification processing
  • PADI certification card

​*Scuba park admission, air fills, and rental gear not included.

​Get Started

Stop by or call us at 972-416-8400 or 214-227-2494 to sign up for PADI eLearning and schedule your dives- Advanced Open Water Diver to get started immediately. The web-based system covers all the Adventure Diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program.

The Gear

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d need a digital underwater camera for the Photography Adventure Dive or a unique weight configuration during the Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Your Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Here’s specific gear you’ll need to have for certain dives you might choose:

  • Deep Dive
  • Primary dive light
  • Dive slate with pencil
  • Underwater Navigation Dive
  • Underwater compass (included when renting a regulator)
  • Dive slate with pencil
  • Wreck Dive​
  • Dive light​
  • Dive slate with pencil
  • Digital Underwater Photography Dive​
  • Underwater camera​
  • Dive slate with pencil
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Dive​
  • Surface Marker Buoy​
  • Finger spool with line and double ended bolt snap
  • Search and Recovery Dive​
  • Underwater compass (included when renting a regulator)
  • Dive reel or Finger spool with line and double ended bolt snap​
  • Surface Marker Buoy
  • Dive slate with pencil
  • Night Dive​
  • Primary dive light​
  • Backup dive light
  • Marker light

​Visit us to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Adventure Diver course.

The Next Step

​With your PADI Adventure Diver certification, you’re well on your way toward earning additional specialty diver certifications and the prestigious Master Scuba Diver certification. You may want to expand your diving skills even more with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. It takes just two more adventure dives. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by International Scuba Carrollton or Frisco, or give us a call for more details.