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Try Scuba Diving Try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

  • Have you been wondering what it’s like to breathe underwater? With a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience, you can try scuba: at your local PADI dive shop’s pool on a resort dive on your next scuba diving vacation. at the traveling Scuba Tour pool in an area near you A PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to find out what scuba diving is really like before you take the full scuba certification course.
  • How the Resort Course Works Your scuba instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of your scuba gear, which is supplied by the dive shop. Once you feel comfortable, your instructor will take you in the pool to help you learn basic scuba skills. Then, if you like, you can go with your instructor for a short discovery dive up to 40 feet/ 12 metres. Most Discover Scuba Diving experiences about an hour or two. The skills you learn during your Discover Scuba Diving experience may be credited toward the full PADI Open Water Diver certification. Contact your PADI Dive Shop or Resort to set up a time to try scuba diving locally or on your next resort vacation. Or start scuba lessons online now and finish your certification dives locally or on vacation!
  • Have more questions? Browse the scuba certification FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Downloading a free Start Diving Planner Ask a Scuba Expert

PADI ADVENTURE DIVER

The PADI Adventure Diver Course

The PADI Adventure Diver course 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 digital underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here’s your chance because you can sample three 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. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives:

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 three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light , a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Check with”The Shack,”about gear rentals and packages offered with this course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor.

To find out more, ask Jerry or Arthur. Feel free to contact us at (928) 404-1527 or [email protected].

Prerequisites

To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be

A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

Your Next Adventure

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you’ve completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you’re an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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.