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Why you should do it
In your basic scuba course, you were learning the basics, your focus was pretty much yourself and your equipment, and your buddy. With the PADI Advanced course, you get to experience different types of diving like drift or deep diving, as well as build on the basics that you have learnt already, like buoyancy and navigation. The Advanced Diver Course is more task-oriented, so you get to do different stuff while diving, it really is quite fun.
The PADI Advanced Course consists of 5 adventure dives, and here at Gill Divers, we usually concentrate on the following:
- >> Deep Diving
- >> Underwater Navigation
- >> Night Diving
- >> Peak Performance Buoyancy
- >> Boat Diving
- >> Drift diving
is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.
Drift Diving introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This skill shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.
There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. And many dives sites will require that you go deeper than 18m, to see particular features like wrecks, or marine life - like shark cleaning stations. With the Advanced course, you will learn about deep diving from one of our PADI Instructors, and go for a supervised deep dive. While we will not being going any deeper than 30m, it is a opportunity to learn how to handle going deeper than 18m!
Night diving is just different - the marine life is different, you only focus on what you can see with you light, it is a totally different experience every diver should try. Night dives are sometimes some of the most exciting because you can see the night life of the reefs!
To be able to navigate underwater is important, you really should be alert and have situational awareness, know where you are, where you are going to go, and how to get there. It si especially important if the visibility is not so good. Trust your compass, trust your skills, and you will always find your way.
The most under-rated Adventure dive is boat diving. Here in South East Asia, boat diving is commonplace. Therefore, it is especially important that you know and practice good boat etiquette as a diver and know the ins and outs of a boat and how to dive off a boat. Don't be a diver that has no manners or practise the right techniques of diving from a boat.
PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY
Having good buoyancy is one of the most important factors in becoming a skilled and environmentally aware diver. It is good practice to perfect it and dedicate and entire dive to practice your buyoncy - Weighting, trim, streamlining, breath control, finning techniques, are all important to fine tuning your buoyancy. Hover like a pro in different positions, and you will consume air like a pro too!
Most importantly, having good buoyancy means that you will protect the environment while enjoying it at the same time. Look to one of our instructors to show you how to do this.