• Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Length: 15 hours
Cost: $199 + PADI E-Learning
Minimum Age: 15

Also need to complete the PADI Advanced Online E-Learning Course for the Classroom Portion.

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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
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

Basic Course Information

Number of dives: 5
Knowledge Development: 5 Sections
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver.
Materials Needed: Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak, Adventures in Diving Manual and Video Log Book.
Includes: Course, PADI Certification Card Fee, Text Material & 2 tanks

The Fun Part

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, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.


To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 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 electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

Scuba Gear You Use

Basic Required Gear (not included in student rental package):

  • Mask and snorkel
  • Fins and boots
  • Weights and weight belt
  • Defog / mask cleaner
  • Dive Logbook

Major Required Gear (available for sale or as part of a $50 Student Rental Package):

  • Buoyancy control device
  • Regulator system with octo and gauges
  • Compass
  • Dive computer
  • Tanks (2 are included in the rental package)
  • Exposure protection

Recommended Optional Gear * (some of our instructors will require you to have these items):

  • Slate
  • Dive light (a secondary back-up light is also recommended)
  • Whistle or other audible signaling device
  • Surface marker buoy
  • Dive knife / scuba tool

*Some of these items are available for rent at the shop, however, in many places it is required that divers buy and carry their own. Check with us about renting vs. buying these diving accessories.

Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives.







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