• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Course

The Advanced Open Water Diver certification course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it's like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.

Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.

3 of the 5 dives will be Night, Deep, Underwater Navigation.

Purchase E-Learning Here: PADI E-LEARNING

Starting from
$399.00

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The course includes five dives: a deep dive below 18m/60f, a navigation dive, and three specialty dives. Gain experience, build confidence and discover your diving abilities.
  • Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Total time commitment: 2-3 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older
  • Depth: The maximum depth depends on your age, but maximum depth is up to 30 metres/100 feet

The minimum age to start the Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12.

  • Divers 15 or older earn an Advanced Open Water Diver certification
  • Divers between the age of 12-14 earn a Junior Advanced Open Water
  • Diver certification Divers 10-11 can earn a Junior Adventure Diver certification. Upon turning 12, they can complete the deep dive and earn a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Divers certified as Junior Advanced Open Water Divers automatically become Advanced Open Water Divers at age 15. Any replacement certification card or eCard purchased the day after the diver's 15th birthday will automatically show an Advanced Open Water Diver (not Jr. Advanced Open Water Diver) certification.

Gear Required:
-    Personal Gear: (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Gloves, Booties, Hood) 
-    Scuba Gear: (BCD, Regulator, Computer, Weights, Tanks, Wetsuit) *Can be rented from us (Student Discount Applies) 
-    Specialty Gear: dive lights, knife, compass, SMB or DSMB

Other Costs and Equipment:

In addition to basic scuba gear, you will need a compass, dive knife/tool, dive computer and student slate. If you don't own these items, ask us about renting or purchasing these items.

You may also need specialized equipment for your specialty dives, such as a camera for underwater photography/videography. Your PADI Instructor will advise you about any specialized equipment you may need and how to get it.

*Not included in price: E-Learning ($190 paid directly to PADI), personal gear

                    (instead of E-Learning, course book can be bought at the shop) 

 

After the course:

During the Advanced Open Water course, you'll try different types of specialty diving and discover your diving aptitude and interests. As an added bonus, each dive you make may be credited toward the related specialty certification.

For example, if you try night diving during your Advanced Open Water course and like it, you can credit that dive towards Night Diver specialty certification.

Here are some other courses to consider:

  • If you like making multiple dives in one day, or taking multi-day dive trips, getting Enriched Air Nitrox certified will unlock longer, deeper dives and shorter surface intervals.
  • Want to improve your confidence and become a better dive buddy? Sign up for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
  • With each certification you earn, you'll be one step closer to earning the elite Master Scuba Diver rating.

Refund Policy: 
All classes are non-refundable, 14-day notice is required if you must reschedule, a fee of $100 is assessed for and schedule changes made less that 14 days to the start of the class. Retail products can be returned within 30 days if unused in original packaging.

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