Project Description

Adventures in Diving

The PADI Adventures in Diving program

The PADI Adventures in Divingprogram helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

The Fun Part

Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here’s your chance because you can sample dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

What You Learn

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 Adventure Dive. With any three Adventure Dives you can be certified as PADI Adventure Diver – for Advanced Open Water Diver certification (AOW) you need to make Navigation and Deep Dives plus any three other adventure dives. Choose your Adventure Dives from below:

Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:

  • Altitude Diver
  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator

Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:

  • Deep Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wreck Diver

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Check with our shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find almost everything at your local dive shop.


To take the Adventures in Diving program you must be

  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 10 years old (Youngsters between 10 and 15 years of age earn junior certification)
    (One needs to be 12 years old to earn PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification)

Your Next Adventure

After your PADI Adventure dives you can take the next step by completing two more dives on corresponding Specialty Diver course. PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.

After being certified as Adventure diver with Navigation Adventure dive or as Advanced Open Water Diver you can be also certified as PADI Rescue Diver.