PADI Advanced & Specialties
After you have completed your PADI Open Water Diver Course, or an equivalent certification from another organization, there are many options for practicing new skills and moving up the ladder. Below is an image outlining the basic structure, however, we are always here to help so any questions don’t be shy and contact us
PADI Adventure Diver & Advanced Open Water Courses
The PADI Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Courses help you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.
To obtain the Adventure Diver certification you need to complete 3 Adventure Dives, and to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification you need to complete 5 Adventure Dives including the Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation Dive.
Adventure dives that you can do with Barbados Blue include: Deep, Wreck, Drift, Fish ID, Naturalist, Digital Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Multilevel Diver, Night Diving, Underwater Videography, and Boat Dive.
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 of 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)
The PADI Adventure Diver Certification can be completed in as little as 1.5 days if planned with one of our instructors in advance and 1 day if eLearning or independent study is completed in advance.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification can be completed in as little as 2.5 days, or 2 days if the eLearning or home study is completed in advance.
BONUS: 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 (Rescue Diver with 5 Specialties and 50 logged dives!).
eLearning is a great option if you would like to complete the theory review at home before coming on holiday. For more information on our eLearning home study options and a link to get started please CLICK HERE
PADI Rescue Diver Course
This course is an excellent course both to teach (yes we love our jobs) and to participate in as a student or an assistant. This course upgrades Advanced Open Water Divers to include all the skills necessary to help yourself if ever you are in a difficult situation in the water and how to help others! This course includes theory development, confined water practice, self rescue skills review from the Open Water Course and then a whole range of new skills tips and tricks on how to expand your in water abilities to know you are ready to help wherever you are.
To take the Rescue Diver Certification Course, you must have
- A PADI Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Certification or a Jr Advanced Open Water Certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
- Minimum age of 15 years old (12 years old for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
- A minimum of 20 logged dives
- A valid and up to date CPR & First Aid Certificate or enroll to complete your Emergency First Response (EFR) with us!