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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don't have to be “advanced” to take it – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.


COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $575 (all inclusive)
1-2 days (after eLearning)
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You'll pay $164 to PADI upon enrollment and the balance to SCUBA when you reserve your space with us
PREREQUISITES: 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Advanced) Completion of dive medical form           (see below) COURSE CONTENTS: Knowledge development online or with a combination of textbook and DVD. Five Openwater training dives
   Peak Performance Buoyancy
   + 2 Electives
A lifetime of FUN!
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: We provide everything you need. LINKS: PADI Medical Questionnaire

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Fine Tuning your Buoyancy
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 60-100/18-30 meters feet)
  • An introduction to two more Adventure Dives of your choice



What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's eLearning makes it easy and fun to increase your knowledge of the underwater world.  This is by far the easiest way but it's not the only way.  You can get started by clicking on the eLearning link to the right..........

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.


What Does It Cost?

   Advanced Openwater Certification   




What Is Included?  Everything!


  • eLearning
  • 5 Openwater training dives
  • Use of all scuba gear
  • 10% discount on any additional dive gear you choose to purchase
  • Adventures in Diving crew pak
  • Surface marker buoy
  • Processing of your certification card
  • Reduced rate "fun" dives for up to two weeks after certification