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Advanced Adventuer
This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete an entire specialty course. Are you unsure of your next step in scuba? Advance your dive skills and gain experience while identifing which specialty programs interest you. After completing five dives, you will earn SSI Advanced Adventurer certification.

  1. Title 11
  2. Title 12
  3. Title 13
  4. Title 14
  5. Title 15
  6. Title 16
  7. Title 11
  8. Title 12
  9. Title 13
  10. Title 14
  11. Title 15
  12. Title 12
A dive from any of the above specialties can be used to complete the Advanced Adventurer course.

Advanced Adventuer FAQ:

What is the Advanced Adventuer Course?

The SSI Advanced Adventurer program is intended to provide certified divers with a variety of unqiue diving experiences that will fuel their passion for diving and dive education. The first open water training dive any of the following programs can be counted towards the certification: boat diving, deep diving, dry suit diving, enriched air nitrox, navigation, night and limited visibility, perfect buoyancy, photo and video, scooter/DPV diving, search and recovery, waves, tides, and currents, and wreck diving. 

Does the certification ever expire?

It never expires; however, it is common practice that if you have not dived in over one year you are required to complete a refresher course that will repeat the skills portion of the course. 

What are the prerequisites?

The minimum age for this certification is 10 years old. You must be a certified Open Water or Junior Open Water Diver. 

If I decide I like a specialty dive and decide to take the course, will my dive in the Advanced Adventurer certification count?

Absolutely! If you decide to take a full course in any of the specialties you tried, the dive you completed can be applied to your specialty certification.

Do I need any equipment?

As part of the course, we provide the majority of the scuba equipment. We do require that you buy your own mask, snorkel, booties, and fins - we can easily outfit you for these at our store. We also advise a rashguard or wetsuit if you tend to get cold in pools. However, appropriate wetsuits will be provided for at Dutch Springs. 

If you are interested in getting your personal gear, which we suggest as it is more comfortable and enjoyable, we are distributers for all major scuba brands and can outfit you.

Are there any medical issues I should inform you about?

There is a medical questionnaire that is required to be completed prior to starting the course. To see the questionnaire, click here. If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions asked, a physical exam conducted by a physician is required. Once the forms are completed, you can begin the course!

What and where is Dutch Springs?

Dutch Springs is an old limestone quarry that converted into a underwater amusement park in Bethlehem, PA. It currently serves as a fully functional training facility for scuba divers. Complete with platforms for checkout skills, sunken school busses, planes, and ships for fun, and freshwater wildlife, it is an excellent facility to divers in the tri-state area. It is well known across North America and is visited by thousands of divers every year. Open April through November, it is the perfect location for open water checkouts. 
There is an admittance fee to the park of $40 per day which is not included in course costs. Season passes are also available. 
For more information on Dutch Springs, click here

How much does it the course cost?

See our pricing page here for the prices of all courses. 

How do I sign up?

Navigate to our course signup form

I have more questions...

Fill out our contact form or give us a call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.