Advanced Adventurer

Other instalment options available at checkout.
by SSI
Type: Training

This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

  • Minimum Age: 10; 12 if Deep Diving dive is included
  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
  • Academic Sessions: Online learning
  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Not more than 5
  • Open Water Dives: Not more than 5
  • Maximum Training Depth: Varies. 30m if Deep Diving dive is included.
  • Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

You will be sent an e-mail allowing access to the SSI online academics. You can use a computer or any digital device to login, update your profile and start the learning process. The multimedia academics with videos and multiple choice questions keep learning fun and ensure you are perfectly prepared for your water sessions.

If Dry Suit is chosen then a pool session to orientate you with the new equipment is required, you will learn how to manage your buoyancy and trim using a drysuit. Your classroom academic lesson is scheduled to suit your needs and the specialities you selected, here we will clarify information, answer questions and show you how to apply your knowledge to real world diving. 

For all the specialties open water is conducted over two days at Stoney Cove or another location that allows easy safe access to the water. Typically, you will do 2 dives on the first day and 3 dives on the second. Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, you will experience what it is like to perform a dive in you chosen subject area, the instructor will guide you take care of all aspects of the dive, giving you time to enjoy the experience. 

If you like a particular type of diving you can credit the one dive in that area towards the full SSI Specialty program.

Try amazing fun types of diving like:

DPV - underwater scooters to zip around and see much more.
Wreck - learn about the skills required to safely penetrate, map and discover wrecks. 
Deep - understand what happens to your body and the protocols for deep diving.
Navigation - compass, line, natural are just some of the types of navigation you will learn about.

All sessions are followed with a thorough debriefing and discussion about your performance, helping you learn. On successful completion, you will be issued with a certificate of completion and a digital recognition rating (via MySSI App). 

As with all Divemaster Scuba programs

  • Certification lasts for life.
  • All Kit Hire is included.
  • All Pool fees are included (if required) but entry to open water sites is not included.
  • All Air fills are included.
  • Instructor time is included.
  • We are committed to your success, if you require more help we are there for you.


Pool sessions are held at Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham at 7.45pm every Friday. 

As with all of our programs this course can be offered as an exclusive 1 on 1 program.