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. 

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.

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, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

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 Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD 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.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the whole course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure.

Lets Get Started
Call us at (919) 341-2787 to enroll in the Advanced Open Water course;  get Advanced Open Water  Crew Pak; and start learning. Our PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Advanced Open Water dives.

Tuition for PADI Advanced Open Water certification is : $199. You will also need the PADI Adventures in Diving Crew Pak: $57.87.

If you prefer Register for Advanced Open Water  Online – PADI’s eLearning option –
Click Here  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 our PADI Instructor