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.

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

Here is how it works

Complete the comprehensive elearning course at your own pace - online or offline.

Time commitment: 10-14 hours

*If you purchased your eLearning directly from PADI you only need to purchase PART II - PADI Advanced Open Water Practical Training. eLearning purchased directly from PADI may be more expensive. 

Typically we complete your Peak Performance, Navigation, and 1 other dive in Fantasy Lake Scuba Park.

This is followed by one dive charter for your Deep and Wreck dives.

We recommend the Hyde, Markum, BP25, JD Gill or any charter between 80 and 100 feet for your Deep and Wreck Dives.

You can pick any dive charter from our Charter Schedule: 
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We also offer the Advanced Open Water Certification on all our Dive Vacations.

Price includes:
- Knowledge Review with your PADI Instructor.
- Two days of diving with your PADI Instructor.
- Certification processing including your Digital Advanced Open Water Certification card.

Use the drop down to select one, two, or all three components and get started today.

​​​​​​​​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
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:
- eLearning academics

- 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.