The SSI Advanced Adventurer Specialty Program, This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty.

You earned your Open Water Diver certification, and joined a global community of passionate divers. If you are unsure of the next step in your journey, the Advanced Adventurer program has the answer.

Choose five SSI Specialty programs that interest you, like Boat Diving, Navigation, Enriched Air Nitrox, Perfect Buoyancy, or even Dry Suit Diving and Night Diving!

Once you select your five programs, read the associated student materials to gain in-depth knowledge of the techniques and experiences required for each program.

Your SSI Dive Professional will then conduct a pre-dive briefing and in-water Adventure Dive for each of the programs you chose.

The goal of the Advanced Adventurer program is simply to give you experience with a wide variety of SSI Specialty programs. It provides an introduction to the necessary equipment, skills, knowledge and experience required to earn a certification in one or more of the SSI Specialty programs you are interested in.

If you later choose to complete one or more Specialty programs, each of the Adventure Dive you completed counts as the first dive towards that Specialty program, and you only need to complete the academic requirements and any remaining dives.

Program Details:

  • Minimum Age: 10; 12 if Deep Diving dive is included

  • Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

  • Note: Max depth is 30m /98 ft if Deep Diving dive is included.

  • Academic Sessions: Online learning

  • Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Not more than 5

  • Open Water Dives: Not more than 5

  • Maximum Training Depth: Varies

  • Suggested Duration: 6 – 10 hours