About the Advanced Open Water Course
The Advanced Open Water Diver 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.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for a complete list of specialty dive options.
Take This Course If You Want to
Gain more diving experience
Sample different types of diving
Learn How to
Explore below 18m/60ft
Improve your buoyancy
Use a compass
How to Become an Advanced Open Water Diver
Learn about underwater navigation, deep diving and three types of specialty diving that interest you. After some skill practice with your instructor, you'll make five open water dives. There's no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.
Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning includes interactive lessons on 13 popular specialty dives: altitude, boat, digital underwater imaging, drift, dry suit, fish ID, night, buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist and wreck diving.
You'll study deep and navigation diving plus three specialties of your choosing.
eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours
With Your Instructor
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
Cost includes the cost of elearning which is paid directly to PADI and balance paid at shop at the time of Classes.
Summer Shop Hours: Fall Shop Hours: Winter Shop Hours:
May-September October-November December-April
9 am-6 pm 9 am-5 pm 10 am-5 pm
7 Days a Week Mon-Sat Mon-Sat
Sunday Closed Sunday Closed