Advanced Adventurer

SSI’s Advanced/Adventurer
Open Water Diver Course

The Advanced Adventurer is to introduce recreational divers to the fun and excitement of continuing your diving education with specialties. The focus will be on the skills and equipment needed to learn each specialty. Gone Diving has 5 pre-selected introductory dives that are recommended for our Pacific NW environment. This program is designed to be taught in one classroom setting and two days of diving in the open water.

The Most Striking Benefits for Divers Taking the Advanced Adventurer Program:
• Have the opportunity to experience introductory dives in many specialties.
• Gain credit for the introductory dives towards the actual specialty that interests you.
• Make an educated decision about what specialties to pursue.

This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the direct supervision of your SSI 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.

Which dives do we get to do and why:
Perfect Bouyance: Being able to easily determine proper amount of weight and reduce air consumption by better trim and control.

Waves, Tides & Currents: Learning how to make proper dive plans for our area of diving to include tides and currents.

Navigation: Learning how to combine natural navigation and using a compass.

Deep Diving: Depth from 60-100 feet. Learning how to make proper deep dive plans with safe ascents and descents.

Boat Diving: Explore away from shore and learn how to dive off a boat.

To take this course, you must be:
An Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Be in good health for scuba diving in the Pacific NW.

The Scuba Gear Required:
Each student is to be equipped with a complete properly fitted Total Diving System consisting mask, snorkel, fins, gloves, boots, buoyancy compensator, weight system, cylinder, regulator with submersible pressure gauge and alternate air source, depth gauge, and Dive Log. If you don’t have your own equipment, rentals are available for 50% off when taking a class with Gone Diving.

Having your own gear makes you a more confident and comfortable diver. If you have your own gear, please bring in for instructor’s approval. We will also need copy of your up to date service records for life support. All equipment used in classes must be up to date and good working condition for the Pacific NW.

Specialty Gear or Extra Fees Required:
For you Advanced Adventure class you will need to have your own compass, dive light and safety sausage. Our second day will be a on a charter so you will have to also cover the charter costs. When diving from a boat, it is highly recommend to have a light and safety sausage for safety reasons. We do not provide transportation or gear hauling.

Gone Diving provides:
Your course fees include cylinders, weights, materials, Advanced/Adventure C-Card, 50% off rentals and 10% off equipment purchases (excluding bundled packages).

To sign up for your Advance/Adventure Diver Rating, contact Charlynn at Gone Diving.