Texas Dive Center | Advanced Adventurer | Lubbock, TX
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The Advanced Adventurer Course

Becoming an advanced diver means Exploration, Excitement, and Experiences await you after earning your Open Water Diver certification. They're what the Advanced Adventurer course is all about. And no, you don't have to be “advanced” to take it – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course. The SSI Advanced Adventurer provides certified divers an introduction into four (4) different SSI Specialty programs under the direct supervision of an SSI Dive Professional.

We will credit your first open water training dive from the following specialty programs toward your Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) Recognition
program (it requires a total of 24 logged dives to earn so see your instructor or our staff):

  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Dry Suit Diving
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) - does not qualify for full Nitrox Certification - it's only a introduction
  • Navigation
  • Night/Limited Visibility
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Photo and Video
  • Scooter/DPV Diving
  • Search and Recovery
  • Waves, Tides and Currents
  • Wreck Diving
    NOTE: This certification program is intended to give new divers a variety of unique diving experiences that will hopefully fuel their passion for diving and dive education. Adventure Dives are supervised experience dives only, and should not be confused with the Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating which requires four specialty certifications and 24 logged dives.
The Advanced Adventurer course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your professional Instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love the Advanced Adventurer course is that you and your instructor choose from many types of dives to complete your course as mentioned above.


To take this course, you must be:

  • Medically qualified to scuba dive
  • 15 years old (10 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Hold an Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification, or an equivalent certification from another
    recognized certification agency.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Adventurer course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving.
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass.
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
  • How to better use your dive computer and dive planning slates.
  • And much, much more, depending on the dive training you choose.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which five dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear. You must own or rent your needed equipment. Tanks and weights are provided.

The Learning Materials You Need

Complete digital training will be available to you for the choices for your knowledge development are included with your course. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact TEXAS DIVE CENTER, INC.

Requirements For Certification

Complete your academic sessions and assessments as outlined in the Advanced Adventurer Instructor Manual.
Complete at least our (4) different SSI Adventure Open Water training dives. You have access to all of the various topic areas so feel free to go through all of them to learn more. You will only do four dives, one in each topic area. The Nitrox area does not earn your Nitrox Certification - it is just a introduction to the topic.

Your Next Adventure

If not already accomplished your Stress & Rescue Diver would be your next step, including CPR/1stAid/AED and Oxygen Provider (ReactRight) as a prerequisite.

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the TEXAS DIVE CENTER INC Team members.