Advanced Sea Adventurer

Qualification – National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)

Level 3 — NZQA Approved

Is this the right course for you?

  • YES if you want the knowledge and skills to dive and experience the wonderful underwater environment safely
  • YES if you want to build up specialist skills and knowledge to dive with confidence
  • YES if you want international recognition of the skills and knowledge through SSI certifications

Awards and Qualifications

  • National Certificate in Diving (Foundation)
  • SSI Open Water Diver
  • SSI Specialty Certifications:
    1. SSI Boat Diving Specialty
    2. SSI Shore Diving Specialty
    3. SSI Navigation Specialty
    4. SSI Night & Limited Visibility Diving Specialty
    5. SSI Deep Diving Specialty
    6. SSI Search and Recovery Specialty
    7. SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Specialty
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Adventure Education Oxygen Provider

What You Will Learn

  • Provide first aid
  • Provide resuscitation (level 2)
  • Administer supplemental oxygen at the surface to divers experiencing
    physiological problems
  • Snorkel dive with safety Scuba dive in open water to a depth of 18 metres
  • Complete a dive off a boat
  • Complete a shore dive
  • Navigate prescribed routes underwater
  • Complete night dives
  • Complete underwater search and recovery dives
  • Complete deep dives between 18 and 40 metres
  • Perform diver rescues


You must be at least 16 years of age, and have a current Fitness to Dive Medical issued by a physician.