Adventure Diver | O.D.A. Scuba Store | Honolulu, Hi


Adventure Diver Course 

     The Adventure Diver course is a great path for newly certified scuba divers to take. It offers more scuba diving experiences that lay the groundwork for a solid scuba diving education, and all the dives completed for the Adventure Diver certification can be used later for the Advanced Diver certification.  The Adventure Diver helps build confidence and enhances skills by introducing new and different diving activities such as underwater navigation, deep diving, search & recovery, wreck diving, night diving, and other fun activities to Scuba Divers.  Various elective adventure dives totaling 3 are mandatory to complete this course. The Adventure Diver program is recommend for any certified scuba diver desiring additional training and exposure to a variety of diving sites and scenarios.


The Fun Part

     The fun part is working together with your scuba instructor and learning more about each of the activities you will do for the course; not to mention getting to choose elective dives that most interest you, experiencing the excitement just before diving at a new location, and the thrill of accomplishing new tasks underwater.


What You’ll Learn

     Your instructor will work closely with you to help plan your adventure dives. For example, while preparing for the underwater navigation dive you’ll learn how to read a compass, and how to measure distances underwater with the use of kick-cycles, the terrain, and a time-piece; you’ll learn how to prepare for a deep dive and how to cope with the effects of color loss and nitrogen narcosis at depth. These are only a few of the fun things you will get to participate in during the course.    


Who can take this course?

     This course is open to all BSAC, CMAS, NAUI, PADI, SDI, SSI, etc. certified scuba divers wishing to become a PADI Adventure Scuba Diver. The prerequisites for this course:

• be at least 12 years old; and

• be a certified scuba diver. 

Note: Junior certified scuba divers (aged 10 – 14) can take this course with permission from a parent.


Training Schedule

• Independent study at home

• Day one: two ocean training dives

• Day two: one training dive and graduation

**The maximum student to instructor ratio for this course is 4:1.**


Course Tuition


Two adventure dives from boat; one adventure dive from shore — three dives total.  



Three adventure dives from boat; one free recreational dive from boat — four boat dives total. 


Tuition includes

• course syllabus

• three training dives

• exposure suit: wet-suit

• boots and fins

• Buoyancy Compensation Device (BCD)

• regulators, submersible pressure and depth gauges

• scuba tanks

• ballast: lead weights

Does not include

• Personal Gear — mask, snorkel, or academic materials


Course Materials

     The PADI Adventure Diver Crew-pak — $133.10 is required for this course. This comes complete with an Adventure Diver textbook, certification processing fees, and a plastic Adventure Diver I.D. card.    


Your Next Adventure

     After completing the Adventure Diver Course, why not try another specialty like wreck diving or deep diver?  Each specialty you do can be used towards earning your Master Diver rating.