SSI Advanced Adventurer Course


SSI Advanced Adventurer Course

The Next Step in Diving

Diving like any pastime requires practice to perfect existing skills and to learn new ones. This is where the SSI Advanced Adventurer Courses comes in. Most people assume that the 'Advanced' Course is for 'advanced' divers due to it's slightly misleading name.  

What the course is really about is growing an Open Water diver's skill base through five fun filled open water dives and through the online study material and Knowledge Reviews. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.

The dives that can be conducted on the our course are:
  • Deep Dive (to maximum of 30m) (we love doing this dive)
  • Underwater Navigation  (we highly recommend this)
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy (recommended if you haven't completed Peak Performance Buoyancy course)
  • Night Dive (April to October)
  • Wreck Dive (Sea conditions depending)
  • Enriched Air Nitrox (we offer the full Enriched Air Nitrox course at a discounted price alongside this course)
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Photography/Videography
  • Fish ID
  • Dry Suit (pool orientation is required for this and a drysuit rental fee)

Each dive is actually Dive One from a SSI Specialty course, so the skills that are taught are a taster of the skills that can be learned on the full specialty courses that are available with us at Dive Now Whangarei.

By taking part in this course you will not only gain confidence in your diving ability, but gain the freedom to take part in a wider variety of fun dives.

This course emphasises student involvement in all aspects of dive planning and gives them the ability to safely plan the dives independently once the course is finished.

If you are unsure about what interests to follow in diving or just want to improve your skills, then this is the course for you.


Our regular programmes normally run Peak Performance Buoyancy and Underwater Navigation on day 1.  Day 2 will be our deeper dives including the wreck.  Night dives can be run after work alongside our club dives, but can be done as dive 3 on day 1.

Cost: $699 | 2 days | Includes a trip to either the Poor Knights Marine Reserve or one of Northlands shipwrecks

Cost includes all  SSI training, certification and study materials. Any specialist equipment will be provided for the duration of the course.

A minimum of 2 students are required for this course to run - Maximum of 6


For more information on the course visit Advanced Course

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Hilary Macrae
Good follow on course

This course was a good follow on to upgrade the skills learnt on the OW course. I enjoyed all the different types of diving offered - the night dives were fun and diving on the wreck of the Waikato. Lots of emphasis on safety and good briefings before each dive. Very enjoyable experience and I definitely felt more confident with my diving afterwards.