Add some real confidence to your scuba diving. The SSI Advanced Adventurer scuba dive course (PADI: Advanced Open Water) is the popular first step in continuing your dive training and developing your scuba skills.

An Advanced Adventure license expands your certified depth limit to 30 metres (100 feet) – opening up a new range of diving possibilities!

The SSI Advanced Adventure program was created so the student can sample a variety of speciality courses before completing to a full course.

If you decide to advance in your scuba diving and do a full course in any of the specialities, you tried the course you took can be applied to your advanced certification

Duration 2 Days (minimum)
Certification 30 meters / 100 feet*
Class Size Stateroom – 7 Students to 1 Dive Instructor
Top Deck – Private Instructor to your booking party
Price $175

The Advanced Adventure Course is one of the best courses on offer for dive experience and value!

What’s Involved in our SSI Advanced Adventurer Course?

SSI Advanced Adventure Course Duration

Our SSI Advanced Adventure scuba dive course is conducted alongside any standard dive trip.

Five training dives can be completed at any time over a 2-day (1-night) Cairns Liveaboard dive Tour or spread out over a longer stay onboard Reef Encounter – allowing you to get the most out of your dive training while enjoying your holiday on the Great Barrier Reef!

Scuba Dive Training

Five speciality dives are in the following core areas:

  • Deep Diving – up to 30 metres (100 feet)
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Night Diving
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat Diving

Other elective scuba dive options may also be available.

  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Photography


You will be required to participate in theory discussions with your Scuba Dive Instructor for each training dive and show a good understanding of each area.

There is no formal bookwork or written examinations.


  • An Open Water Diver Licence or above – (SSI, PADI, or the equivalent certification with another training agency)
  • 2 x passport photographs required for certification
  • Minimum age 12 years. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18

Did you know that if you have a PADI certification, you can interchange between the two agencies i.e. you can do your advanced adventurer course with SSI when you have your PADI open water certification and visa versa.

Book Your Advanced Adventure dive course now

Select your accommodation type, and add certified diving and then course during the booking