• Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're 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 go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Don't forget to book your charters to go along with the dates you choose.

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The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps increase your confidence and build 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 60-100 feet)
  • Wreck
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Night Diver or (DSMB if Night dive is canceled)


To take this course, you must be:

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (or 12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills in Advanced Open Water vary with your interests and include:

  • Practical aspects, Physiological effects and Safety of deep diving
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to properly navigate and dive a wreck
  • Mastering your buoyancy
  • And much more depending on which weekend you choose

The Scuba Gear You Use

At this step most people have purchased their own dive gear. If not, we have an amazing rental line. The mandatory items you will need to have for this class are: an underwater compass, dive slate, DSMB, whistle, and a dive light if you are doing the night dive.

Your Next Adventure

After you complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll will be given credit for the first dive in each Specialty Course.  Choose the specialty that most interested you.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the THE SCUBA SHOP Team members.


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