Advanced Adventurer

Continue exploring the oceans, extend your dive times, reduce your air consumption and more with the SSI Advanced Adventure Program. Try 5 different dive specialties without committing to a full dive program and discover the diving your love. This is the best way to continue your education to become a confident, safe and comfortable advanced diver. If you can't decide which specialty programs are the best choice for you, join the SSI Advanced Adventurer program! You can try a variety of specialties before committing to the full specialty course. It is a great way to experience what the advanced training is all about and how valuable it can be to your diving adventures.

During the Advanced Adventurer Program, you will try out 5 different specialties. You will complete one open water training dive per specialty after a comprehensive briefing with your SSI Instructor.

With this trial program in specialty diving, you will have total freedom to explore. You can complete the full specialty programs any time in the future and credit your Advanced Adventurer training towards them.

Prerequisites for Advanced Adventurer:

  • Certification prerequisites: Open Water Certification

  • Minimum age is 15. (Special bookings and adjusted prices are required for any students aged under 15 years, due to limited depth and reduced class sizes. Total class size is reduced to a maximum of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Children).* VIP courses for children or small groups can be arranged please contact our staff or visit our VIP course booking page.

  • All persons under the age of 18 require parent/guardian signature for participation.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.

  • Own transport is required to all pool and diving locations 
  • Successfully complete the fitness to dive questionnaire. Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For Example: heart disease, asthma, or epilepsy. Cost of diving medical is not included. A medical is only required if you answer yes to any of the following questions on this form.


Course Includes:

  • 5 dives- 6 specialty options to choose from: Navigation, Perfect Buoyancy, Deep Diving, Night & Limited Visibility, Waves Currents and Tides.

  • Maximum depth is 30m / 100 feet

  • Completion over 2 days

  • Half price rental gear for the course equaling full kit (not including mask, snorkel, fins and boots) valued at $100

You Will Need

  • SMB

  • Torch

  • Knife

  • Reel

  • Slate


  • All Diving Equipment (you can hire your diving equipment on the day)

  • Transport is not provided

What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Swimwear

  • Towel

  • Mobile phone

  • Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure)

  • Diving Equipment: Anything you need can be hired on the day apart from your SMB, Reel, Torch, Knife, Slate.

Flying After Diving Guidelines:

  • For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions)

  • For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.

  • For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.

  • All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.

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Scuba Skills Update


1 Dive Need a refresher? This dive course is for you. The SSI Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional.

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