Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. 
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course. – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Contact us to sign up for the Advanced Open Water Diver course and get your Adventures in Diving manual. The manual includes fifteen of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. Your Participant Guide explains the experience, reviews the safety rules and skill techniques your dive professional will teach you and will assist in helping to select the three dives of your choice to complete your certification. 

What scuba gear will you use?

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you will use basic scuba equipment. You will also require a compass and a dive knife. You’ll learn to use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Course Includes:

  • Tuition

  • PADI Adventures in Diving manual

  • One boat trip with meals and air fills

  • PADI Advanced Open Water certification card

  • Scuba gear rentals

Cost: $399 Students need a knife or cutting tool and two flashlights if the night dive will be one of your Advanced dives. Available for 

purchase at a big discount. 

Next Step

Gain experience and earn your next certification, contact us to sign up for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.