Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. 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 right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you build confidence and expand your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. Through different Adventure Dives, you'll try out different specialties 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.
To enroll in the Advanced Open Water course you must be at least a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, who is at least 12 years old. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventure Dives - check with Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center.
You'll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list 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.
Signup for Advanced Open Water Diver Online - PADI's eLearning option - to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventure Dives - including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.
You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving DVD. Stop by Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center to enroll in the Advanced course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.
Beyond using your 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. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.
Stop into Aquatic Dreams and our team will help you find the right gear for your needs.
$350 includes cost of the book