Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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Continuing PADI Education.

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

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.

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on. "                            - Jacques Cousteau

Basic Class

A la cart pricing

$ 299.99

  • Tuition
  • Class Workshops
  • Pool Sessions
  • 5 Ocean Dives
  • 10% Student Discount
Private Class

Customized to you

$ 699.99

  • Tuition & Crewpack
  • Private Class & Pool
  • 5 Ocean Dives
  • Private Schedule
  • 10% Student Discount
  • Each student must have their own: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots and Gloves. (student discount applies if purchased at SCDiving)
  • Basic Class Pricing does not include: Workbook, Rental Scuba Equipment or Certification Card.
  • Student Discount Rate: Available for equipment only, does not apply to manufacture MAP Pricing items.
  • Boat Dives: Optional and is not included in the class price.
  • Rental Equipment: 7mm Wetsuit, Hood, Weights, BCD, Regulator system and Scuba Tank. 
  • Ocean Dives are done on Saturdays and Sundays, unless prior arraignments are made

Academic & Equipment

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. 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.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

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. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your SCDiving PADI 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.

Visit SCDiving Dive Shop to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

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 SCDiving PADI Instructor.

Free 30-Day Trial eCards for New PADI Divers

Newly certified PADI Divers receive a free trial eCard for their recent certifications. These eCards, valid for 30 days, provide an immediate certification confirmation that divers can use while waiting for their permanent certification cards. The existing process does not change – this is in addition to any existing temporary cards (good for 90 days) your divers receive.

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