Advanced Open Water Diving Course

Advanced Open Diving Course

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about! You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.  Your dives will be on the reefs of John Pennekamp State Park and National Marine Sanctuary and either the LSD Spiegel Grove or USCGC Duane.

Who should take this course?

PADI Open Water and 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.

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 start by choosing from our list of Adventure Dives:

  • AWARE Fish ID
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Photographer
  • Drift Diver
  • Enriched Air(Nitrox)Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE Specialist
  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Wreck Diver

*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.)

How can you start learning now?

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven 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. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Stop by the dive shop or give us a call to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. Your Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.


Special running December 19th – December 31st, 2016

Buy one get second 1/2 price, both must be booked at same time for same class.

$ 449.00 Book Version (Adventures in Diving manual is additional)  

$ 379.00 PADI eLearning Version  *online fees seperate

Call us now 305-451-3252 to schedule your class!