Courses - Advanced

Advanced Diver Development Program


Having completed your Open Water Diver training you are now on your way to becoming an Advanced Diver. The Advanced Diver Development Program is designed to train divers in 4 different specialties. It is mandatory for divers to complete their Deep and Navigation specialties.  They can then choose 2 other specialties from the list below.  

  • Advanced Buoyancy
  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver 
  • Computer Diver
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle 
  • Drift Diver 
  • Dry Suit Diver 
  • Equipment Specialist 
  • Full Face Mask Diver Specialty 
  • Ice Diver 
  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness 
  • Night- Limited Visibility Diver
  • Research Diver 
  • Search & Recovery Diver 
  • Shore/Beach Diver 
  • Underwater Hunter & Collector 
  • Underwater Photography 
  • Underwater Video 
  • Visual Inspection Procedures 
  • Wreck Dive


When you have successfully completed your 4 specialty courses and you have logged 25 dives (these can included any and all training dives) you will receive your Advanced Diver Certification card.  As an  Advanced Diver you become more independant and confident to dive without the help of a dive leader and to really enjoy the magic and wonder our oceans, lakes and rivers have to offer.

By earning your Advanced Scuba Diver certification you will increase your abilities and comfort in the water and be ready for the next step, Rescue Diver.


Classroom and confined water training conducted at Adventure Divers where we have our own private indoor heated pool and onsite classroom. We are located in the west end of Peterborough on Hwy 7 (4 km south of Fowlers Corners between Lily Lake Road and Parkhill Road West, 9 km north of Hwy 115).

Additional Details

Course Content:
Each specialty course is unique, but the general course format is similar. Divers will need to read the textbook or online study, complete the knowledge review with their instructor, write the final exam if required, and complete 2-4 dives in that speciality.