Aqua Clara Dive Schools of Florida, Inc.



Mail: P.O. Box 4309, Clearwater, FL 33758

Primary phone: 1.727.510.7138

Alternate phone: 1.727.535.6902

Fax: 1.727.535.8190



Lead Instructor:

  Robert W. Murphy:  

Master Scuba Diver Trainer:  

  PADI #26314:  



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As was mentioned in the Advanced Open Water course information, this level is where you usually will find yourself making key decisions about which way you want your additional experience training to go. If you have in mind higher level PADI leadership training at some point in the future,  two out of the three Adventure dives should be Deep and Navigation on the track to Advanced Open Water certification. If that is not a decision you have yet made and you just want some new supervised dive experiences, then of course you can select any three of the dives for which you are eligible (i.e., age).

However, the Advanced Open Water course requires five dives, so it is more than likely that you will get the taste of many different dive types that way as well.

The real beauty of the Adventure Dives course is that you do not have to make the above kind of decisions if you are not ready. Pick a dive, tell your instructor what you want to do, and go out and hit the water! In the case of an Advanced Open Water track at some point in the future, you can always pick up the required Deep and Navigation dives later.

Bottom line: have some fun learning some additional new things under the supervision of an instructor.




PADI Adventure Diver Course



Divers using DPV they rented from dive shop


Silly scuba diving pictures


Deep diving in tropics


Coral macro photography


Lion Fish in Fiji Islands


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The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. Itís a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

The Fun Part

Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography ? How about wreck diving ? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

What You Learn

You can choose what youíre most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what youíre looking at down there? Try the AWARE-Fish Identification Adventure Dive. Choose any three of the Adventure Dives below (please note age limitations):

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Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:

Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:

  • Deep Diver 
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle 
  • Drift Diver 
  • Multilevel Diver 
  • Night Diver 
  • Search and Recovery Diver 
  • Underwater Videography 
  • Wreck Diver

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear  including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light , a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Check with your Aqua Clara Dive Schools of Florida, Inc. about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything with your instructor's assistance.

Advanced Open Water Crew Pak for scuba diving classThe Learning Materials You Need

PADIís Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. Youíll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once youíve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor.

To purchase the Adventures in Diving Manual and/or video prior to starting the course, please contact us to secure an advance copy. Click here to email us a request.


To take the Adventure Diver course, you must be

  • A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

Your Next Adventure

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you've completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you're an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty. Master Diver may seem a long way off at this point, but all your Adventure dives can add up to the five specialties you need for that highly respected certification level.



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