Adventure Diver

Aim of the training programs

1.1 This training program aims to review the skills learned during the fundamentals of Open Water or 1 Star diver and apply them into four (4) different PTRD Specialty programs under the direct supervision of an PTRD Instructor. A diving center manager could use this program to attract new clients in his dive trips: after 4 dives in 4 different spots and in different dive conditions, the instructor could reward his client by issuing this certification.

Competencies of a certified PTRD Adventure Diver

-A PTRD Adventure Diver shall be trained such that when assessed by a PTRD Instructor, he shall be deemed to have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to procure air, equipment, and other diving services and to plan and log open-water dives that do not require mandatory in-water decompression stops, without the supervision of a PTRD Instructor or PTRD Dive Leader, when properly equipped and accompanied by another certified diver of at least the same level, provided the diving activities undertaken, the diving conditions and the diving area are similar, equal or better to those in which training was received.

Students younger than 15 years old will be certified as a Junior Adventure Diver and can dive under the

direct supervision of a dive professional or with a certified adult in environments equivalent to their training

and within the recommended depth limits

-A PTRD Adventure Diver may dive with a PTRD Open Water Diver in sheltered shallow water

-A PTRD Adventure Diver is qualified to dive within the following parameters unless he has received additional training or is accompanied by a Dive Leader on any open water dive:

  • To dive to a maximum recommended depth of forty (25) metres with other SCUBA divers of the same level;
  • To only use air as a breathing gas, unless he is certified to use other breathing gas mixtures;
  • To make dives which do not require mandatory in-water decompression stops;
  • To dive in environments where direct vertical access to the surface is possible (Aquatic plants are not considered an overhead obstruction);
  • To dive only when appropriate support is available at the surface;
  • To dive under conditions that are equal or better than the conditions in which he was trained.

Prerequisites for participation in the training programs

In order to gain access to the PTRD Adventure Diver, the participant shall:

-Have successfully completed and be certified as a PTRD One Star Diver

-Effectively demonstrate his basic waterman-ship ability by performing, to a PTRD Instructor, the prescribed physical conditioning and waterman-ship evaluation of the PTRD Country Partner or PDC;

-Complete the medical history/statement form required by the PTRD Country Partner or PDC prior to participating in any in-water activities; and

-Sign the appropriate form(s) as required by the PTRD Country Partner or PDC acknowledging and assuming the risks of SCUBA diving prior to participating in any in-water activities.

-Parental or legal guardian signature is required on the appropriate form(s) when the applicant is a minor.

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