Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water Certification Course

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This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

DESCRIPTION

That’s 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 advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

ACADEMIC

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

EQUIPMENT
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Our PADI Instructors will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

PRICING:

Group: $375*

Semi-Private: $475*

Private: $575*

Pricing includes the following:
* Rental Equipment (weights, regulator, BCD, wetsuit, and cylinder)
* PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual and Multipurpose Data Carrier
* Instructor Fees
* Administrative Fees
* Quarry Entrance Fees
* Certification Fees
* Pricing does not include the following and must be provided by the participant: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Transportation to and from the pool or  quarry. As a thank you for taking the course with us we provide a discount for all items purchased at our shop while taking the course.

CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING POLICY
You can cancel/reschedule your class at any time up prior to the start of the pool session.  If you need to cancel/reschedule to another session you can update your booking online up to 7 days prior to the desired session, please contact us to reschedule your booking if less than 7 days prior. If you cancel, your booking you will refunded minus the ReActivate eLearning Pack ($65 value)

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Yovani Soto

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Ronald Whalen

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Todd Passey

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