Adventure Diver

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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 favorite 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, thus strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

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 dives:

Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:Giving an OK Underwater

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
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, dive lights, dry suits, or other specialty gear.

Check with Goose's Scuba for the equipment you will need for your Adventure Dives.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more that 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 favorite 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 Northwest Indiana IDC dive shop, Goose's Scuba Shack.

To purchase this product or rent equipment come into Goose's Scuba and we will get you set up.


To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be:

A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from a recognized training organization)
Minimum age:  15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

Goose's Scuba Course Price: $50 per dive

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 a 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.