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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course includes:
$395.00 includes:
Course material
Class/Pool training or review as needed.
5 Adventure Dives over two days

Boat and hotel accomodations extra and depends on season and destination. Call for details.

Additional equipment may be required.

Optional eLearning: add $30.00. Sign up at the shop

FREE Advanced Open Water Diver tuition when you purchase select BCD, Regulator Set and Dive Computer. Call for details.

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Feb 6 Orientation,Feb 14 pool, w/Ocean Dives Feb 16,17

Feb 27 Oreintation, Mar 14 pool, w/Ocean Dives Mar 23,24

Apr 3 Orientation, Apr 18 pool, w/Ocean Dives Apr 27,28

May 1 Orientation, May 16 pool, w/Ocean Dives May 18,19
May 29 Orientation, Jun 13 pool,  w/Ocean Dives Jun 22,23

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 such as:
  • Underwater navigation 
  • Deep Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Search and Recovery 
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy 

The Fun Part:

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you you don't have to be an advanced diver to take this course. You get to try parts of 5 different Specialty Dives called Adventure Dives to complete your course. Later, you can take the full Specialty Course if you love it! You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Deep Diving, Underwater Naturalist, Search and Recovery and much more.


To take this course, you must be:
  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old 

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 much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear 

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear. Ask us about our student discounts!

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Advanced Open Water Diving text book will provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving. You'll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DIVERS WEST.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the full Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVERS WEST Team members.