PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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.

​​​​​​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. 
The Advanced Open Water certification removes the Open Water Certifications 60 foot depth limit.
When you complete this certification you will be qualified to dive up to 100 feet deep. 

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation and Peak Performance diving
- Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from  60-100 feet)-
- Wreck diving

- And one more Adventure Dive of your choice

Typically we complete your Peak Performance, Navigation, and 1 other dive in Fantasy Lake Scuba Park.
This is followed by a Deep and Wreck dive to the Hyde.
Our Advanced Open Water class is flexible and can be tailored to meet your schedule.

Prerequisites: To take this course, you must be:
- An Open Water Diver 
- 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

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 Dive Tables

- Wreck diving skills
- And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear  including your underwater compass. Depending on which  adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Advanced Open Water Manual and Dive Slates  provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.


Tuition for PADI Advanced Open Water certification is : $199.
You will also need the PADI Adventures in Diving Crew Pak: $57.87+sales tax for a total of $261.07

We will call you to schedule your Advanced Open Water dives.

You can also enroll  by calling us at (919) 341-2787.