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Advanced Diver

Adding to your education and experience is easy.
with our huge number of diverse courses that we offer. Divers can take these courses immediately after your Open Water Diver Certification even if its with NAUI, SSI or PADI. Whats even easier is that you can take the smaller individual courses like Nitox Diver or Night Diver which can be done right here in north Texas, some of which are offered online. Our Online Nitrox Diver course was one of the first online courses, which we have been using since 2003, takes only a couple hourse online and a short meeting at the shop to print your nitox diver certification card.

Unique onine courses
Most done on-site or in North Texas
Certification Card printed at shop after course completion & new Digital Certification Cards Available

Advanced Adventure Diver

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your knowledge but would like to see what is out there first, then the Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education. The remaining specialty dives you can opt for include:

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five specialties selected; not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards the completion of a specialty certification.

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance in dive training
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to experience an introduction to SDI specialties

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent*

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age

Limits for Junior Divers:
Deep Diving: Maximum depth for divers 10-15 is 21 meters/70 feet
Dry suit; minimum age 12
Wreck: Limited penetration minimum age 15

What you can expect to learn:

  • An overview of the SDI Deep Diver and SDI Navigation Diver specialties
  • Basic insight to three other chosen specialties of your choice as an introduction to that specific area in diving

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • Successfully perform skills listed for dive one of the three chosen specialties as well as both core specialties
    • Deep Diver open water dive
      • Test and check all equipment
      • Familiarization with dive site
      • Descend to planned depth, do not exceed any pre-planned limits
      • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30 meters/ 100 feet
        Divers between the age of 10 and 15 cannot exceed 21 meters/70 feet
      • Ascend to safety stop
      • Exit and log dive
    • Navigation open water dive
      • Establish a reference point, plan dive, and enter water from shore/boat
      • Practice out and back technique on surface
      • Squares and triangles on surface
      • Perform a square on the bottom
      • Perform a triangle on the bottom
      • Ascend to safety stop
      • Exit and log dive

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to experience several SDI specialties
  • Continue diver education, skills, and knowledge
  • Ability to enroll in and complete selected specialties
  • After successful completion, ability to enroll in the SDI Recue Diver course

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the appropriate SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all course requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution


Your first scuba diver certification class is our Open Water Diver Course, sign up at Blue Sea Adventures, scuba shop in Garland and see our indoor pool, scuba gear.

This is the pool and class sessions only, purchase if you are completing your scuba certification dives abroad on your vacation.

Scuba refresher course, the selected dates are group classes, if you need another time, just call us and we can make it happen!

Requirement for professional levels and Rescue Class

During the Deep Diver Course You will receive the necessary training that will allow you to venture beyond 60 feet and to a maximum depth of 130 feet.

The advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor

Our Nitrox Diver course is primarily targeted at those who travel and want to extend their bottom times while on vacation, especially at Flower Gardens because scuba divers want to dive up to 5 dives a day, which is only possible at those depths with nitrox.

The Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OW) course is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organization the knowledge to effectively function as an open water scuba diver instructor. This program is divided into two sections, an instructor development course (IDC) and an instructor evaluation course (IEC).

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist, and administer necessary first aid. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the Divemaster Course. Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set Any certified advanced adventure diver or advanced diver who would like to advance in dive training Anyone interested in becoming a dive leader

This course is designed to give students a greater understanding and experience on how to properly navigate underwater using both natural and compass navigation.