As a certified scuba diver you’ve already experienced the thrill of exploring parts of the underwater world, but know there’s more to discover. Whether you’re looking for new dive adventures, to improve your scuba skills, or both at once, taking another PADI dive course will help you gain more confidence and meet more dive buddies.
In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba specialty dives to try. Fish identification, boat diving, altitude diving, drift diving, sidemount diving, search and recovery, wreck diving, plus about 12 more. You do five different dives all under the expert guidance of your PADI Instructor. No formal classroom session, just a lot of diving. You can start learning online with PADI eLearning® and even get credit for your dives toward the related PADI Specialty Diver course. Short on time? Try the PADI Adventure Diver course, a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
If you already know what type of specialty diving interests you – underwater photography, wreck diving, deep diving etc. – then sign up for that PADI Specialty Diver course. Specialty diver courses teach you the right way to have special dive adventures, so you don’t have to learn on your own. Who wants to night dive for the first time without a PADI Instructor by your side? You may even get credit for dives toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification and you can start the Digital Underwater Photographer and Enriched Air Diver courses online – now.
Being more confident in the water is what every diver desires and the PADI Rescue Diver course will help you get there. It also teaches you to be a better buddy. During the course, you learn how to spot potential problems and quickly deal with them before they become big issues. You’ll be ready to rescue someone in an emergency, but you’ll also have the skills and awareness to prevent problems. For many, earning a PADI Rescue Diver certification is the start of a career in diving.
Sometimes you need to travel to try different types of diving. Taking a scuba diving trip is a great way explore different environments and it allows you to take PADI Specialty Diver courses that may not be available in your local area. Ask you PADI dive shop about travel opportunities combined with diver education.
Also, check out where other divers are diving and view their adventures on ScubaEarth®.
And, if you aren’t already a PADI Diving Society member, you need to be. Members receive Sport Diver magazine, scuba gear rebates, exclusive travel specials and the ability to attend local Society events. It’s all about adventure and the dive lifestyle.
What will your next dive adventure be?