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PADI ADVENTURE DIVER Grow Your Scuba Skills and Confidence

The PADI Adventure Diver Course

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $139 / 1 Day Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: PADI Open Water Diver certification 15 (12 for Junior AOW)
COURSE CONTENTS: Minimum 3 dives Land Drills Open Water Drills
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Surface marker buoy REQUIRED TEXTS: PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
LINKS: Medical questionnaire (pdf)

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 PADI Instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

The Fun Part

Would you like to be able to find your way back to your exit point? Are you adept at buoyancy and kick technique? How about trying your hand at finding and recovering a lost object? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives (Navigation, Search and Recovery, and Peak Performance Buoyancy), get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, 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 Speciality course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

What You Learn

  • Underwater Navigator
  • Search & Recovery
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

These Adventure Dives are available to scuba divers 12 years old and older.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear, including your underwater compass, plus you will try out lift bags.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual provides information on more than 16 types of speciality diving. You'll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.


To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be:

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

Your Next Adventure

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by taking you PADI Advanced Open Water with Motor City Scuba. 

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, your Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.  Fill up your summer schedule with great Michigan diving!