Already a PADI Open Water Diver or similar, would like to learn more, but don´t have the time for a full PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course? Are you 10 or 11 years of age, and just can´t wait to do the next course? Then you may consider doing a PADI Adventure Diver Course. This great little program can take as little as 1 day to complete or can be spread over three days – whatever you prefer. The main difference between the Adventure Diver and the Advanced Open Water Diver is the number of dives required to gain this certification. Adventure Diver Course consists of 3 dives, the Advanced Open Water Course takes 5 dives to complete.
The Adventures in Diving and the Advanced Open Water diver programs/courses are there to give you a taster of what might interest you in the future. Each dive on these courses represents the first dive on the associated PADI Speciality. Pardon? OK, the Boat Diver Speciality has two dives in the course but if you chose Boat Diver as one of your dives for your PADI Adventure Diver Course then we complete just the first dive. So, if you were to complete the second dive at a later point, you could be awarded a PADI Boat Dive Speciality.
PADI Adventure Diver | Take me a step further…
So, for your PADI Adventure Diver Course with S’Algar Diving you can choose any three of the dives below:
- DPV (Divers Propulsion Vehicle): Move James Bond style and get a very different perspective of your dive site.
- Search and Recovery: Learn how to find things using different procedures and search techniques. Will improve your overall orientation skills underwater too.
- Naturalist: Learn how to interact responsibly with flora and fauna. Get to know the underwater world learning about ecology and ecosystems.
- Boat diver: Get to learn some Boat terminology, Boat diving Procedures, how to locate Safety and Emergency equipment and consider the differences between shore and boat diving.
- Fish ID: Learn to identify certain characteristics that let you categorise each fish.
- Underwater Navigation: to assist you with finding your way about whilst scuba diving.
- A Deep Dive: to demonstrate to you some of the requirements and disciplines required for taking part in deep dives.
- Night Diver: It’s a whole new world down there. You think you know this divesite? You might be surprised at the difference!
- PPB – Peak Performance Buoyancy. One of the ¨must do´s”. It´s fun and you feel the immediate effect. Good buoyancy is the key to scuba diving. Full stop.
Simple yes? So, what are you waiting for? Book your PADI Adventure Diver Course today with the best #1 Dive Centre on the Island of Menorca!
How’s my day looking?
A typical day starts at 09:00 and finishes around 17:00 with one hour break for lunch, usually between 13:00 till 14:00. You can bring your own lunch or enjoy your lunch break at one of the restaurants in S’Algar. Please understand that all time is approximate, as each course has its own dynamics.
So, Can I do it?
- You need to hold a PADI Open Water Diver Certification or similar.
- You will need to be 10 years of age – Some age restrictions apply:
10+11-year-olds (junior) Open Water Divers may choose any of the following Adventure Dives:
– AWARE-Fish Identification
– Underwater Naturalist
– Underwater Navigator
– Boat Diver
– Peak Performance Buoyancy
12+year-olds (junior) Open Water Divers) may also choose from the above plus:
– Night Diver
– Drift Diver
– Multilevel Diver
– DPV – Divers Propulsion Vehicle
– Search and Recovery Diver
15+-year-olds can add the following speciality dive to their choices:
– Deep Diver
What do I get for my buck?
- PADI Adventures in Diving Manual and AOW Multipurpose Data Carrie Slate #69230
- 3 Dives with your Instructor
- All equipment hire for the duration of your course
- Insurance during the course
- Air fills
- Professional Team
- And once you successfully master all the skills etc. final certification.
What is not included?
- Cost of medical certificate
- Anything not mentioned above e.g fast car with leather seats
- Dive computer
What do I need to bring with me?
- Towel, yellow or blue, please. Keeping the Salgar Diving colours
- Sweets or an apple for your instructor
- Manual, bring your PADI Academic material every day
- The medical certificate or letter from your doctor.
- Packed lunch or funds to enjoy lunch at our preferred restaurant in S’Algar, the Pirata.
- Like all training courses, courses are paid for but certification is earned.
OK, so I have done that, what’s next?
Personally, I would finish what you have started and complete the next 2 dives, to get this upgraded to a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.