There are a lot of adventure dives to choose from so we made a list with all the adventure dives possible here at Haka Dive Center.
What are adventure dives?
The PADI Adventure dives are part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or night diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification, complete 5 Adventure dives and you earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever. You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Always wanted to experience night diving? Choose the Night Adventure Dive.
What are the possible Adventure Dive options:
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 30 metres, you can take the Deep Adventure Dive. During your deep dive with your instructor, you’ll go over the basics of:
- Deep diving equipment.
- Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
- Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigation adventure dive fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During this dive, you’ll practice the basics of:
- Methods to estimate distance underwater.
- Compass navigation while making at least five turns.
- Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
- Underwater map making.
Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During the night dive you’ll practice the basics of:
- Light handling and communication techniques.
- Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
- Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. During the Peak performance Buoyancy adventure dive you’ll learn the basics of how to:
- Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
- Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
- Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
- Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal
The PADI Drift Adventure Dive teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive using ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. During this adventure dive you’ll learn the basics of:
- Receive an introduction to drift diving equipment – floats, lines and reels.
- Get an overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects.
- Practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during the drift dive.
- Learn techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group as you float with the current.
“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the Fish Identification. During this adventure dive you’ll learn the basics of:
- How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species.
- Fish survey techniques and strategies.
- About Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life