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.
Congratulations, you have successfully completed your Open Water course and are now recognized as a certified diver around the world. If you would like to go diving but are not sure how to begin or perhaps you have been diving but would like to extend your scuba skills, then the Advanced Open Water course is for you. The ultimate in hands-on training to give you the extra confidence you need. In this course you will experience new diving environments under the supervision of your PADI instructor, with one classroom session.
You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
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, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.
To take this course, you must be:
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving.You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
Dry Suit Dive: Cold even in a wet suit? The dry suit elective will show you how to safely dive using the ultimate exposure protection, which will provide warmth in the most extreme environments. Complete a practice session in the pool using a Dry Suit and then do all 5 Advanced Open Water dives using a dry suit for an additional $75 (does not include undergarment).
Dry Suit Specialty Option: This option can be applied toward your earning the Dry Suit Specialty certification. Complete a practice session in the pool using a Dry Suit, and then complete the 5 Advanced Open Water dives using the dry suit plus 1 additional dry suit dive for the Dry Suit Specialty Certification $125. (Does not include undergarment).
Multi-Level Dive: Extend your bottom time safely using multi-level diving techniques which give you credit for shallower portions of your dive. Plan and execute a multi-level dive using the Wheel version of the Recreational Dive Planner. Theory and operation of dive computers will be covered. (Use of a dive computer during all 5 advanced Open Water dives is strongly recommended). Rental fee for a computer will be discounted 20 percent for this course.
Night Dive: Ever wonder what it’s like to dive at night? You’ll be amazed at the nocturnal marine creature present themselves to you during a night dive. Learn the fundamentals of night diving (as well as the etiquette of night diving) while being supervised by an instructor.
Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive: Improve and fine-tune your weighting and buoyancy control for better diving comfort and air consumption.
Search and Recovery Dive: Learn and practice search techniques for submerged objects. Students will practice using a lift bag to bring them safely to the surface.
Underwater Photography Dive: Learn how water affects the photographic process. Practice techniques for great photographs in the underwater world.
Wreck Dive: The Ocean is full of wrecks of all ages, shapes and sizes. Learn how to safely explore these treasures of the deep.
All Advanced Open Water dives may be counted toward the requirements for the equivalent specialty course.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Blue Water Divers.
After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Blue Water Divers Team members.