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 good way to log more dives 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.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 60-100 feet)
- A sampler of three more Adventure Dives
The Fun Part: Your Choice
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 wreck diving, deep diving, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
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 much, much more, depending upon the Adventure Dives you pick
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. You can rent a full set of scuba gear for use during this class for $75.
Other gear recommended is a signal kit/safety sausage and wreck reel. You can buy these items at your student discount price at Aquatic Safaris.
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual (included with your CrewPak) provides information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. You can alternately choose the eLearning option, which adds $40 to the course and includes the eLearning access code.
Upcoming Advanced Open Water Diver Classes
|Class:||Dates & Times:||Instructor||Cost:||Space
|Minimum age||15 years old (12 for Junior
Advanced Open Water Diver). Private classes
on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a surcharge.
|Equipment provided by student||Student is responsible for providing their own gear or can rent from Aquatic Safaris for $75 for the entire course.|
|Equipment provided by Aquatic Safaris||Underwater compass for use during the navigation skill.|
|Charters provided by Aquatic Safaris||Two charters for 4 of the skills dives.|
|Course cost||$400 per student. Class size is limited by PADI standards. Your payment secures your class spot and gets you the learning material.|
|Required books & materials||Choose the traditional knowledge development with the included PADI Advanced Open Water Crewpak or the eLearning AOW option adds $50.|
|Additional expenses||NONE…maybe a tip for the boat crew.|
Your Next Adventure
After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole specialty course and learn more:Class Refund/Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: All courses are reserved with class payment. Should you need to cancel or reschedule your class, we require a minimum of 10 days notice to refill your reserved space. Canceling or rescheduling with less than 10 days notice incurs a $150 fee. Classes must be started within 1 year of purchase. No refunds or partial refunds for unused classes will be granted after 6 months from class purchase date. Proceeding with signing up for a course demonstrates your understanding and willingness to abide by these policies. Please contact us to address any questions or concerns BEFORE you proceed with payment.
This policy is subject to change without notice.