Advanced Diver Course

Become a PADI or SDI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver. It is designed to advance your diving, therefore you can start right after finishing your Open Water Diver certification. This course helps build  your confidence and expand scuba skills through Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Scuba Diving Instructor.




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Who should take this course


This course is Open Water Scuba Divers who are at least 12 years old and are ready to learn more and become better scuba divers by taking an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course.



What you will learn during your Advanced Open Water Diver course


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 elect the other three, for a total of five adventure dives.


During the Deep 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 vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.



Advanced Open Water Diver Materials


Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. Besides being easy to use, the web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives. It includes the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. Study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. Also, you will 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 videos. (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.



Scuba gear you will use.


Besides your necessary scuba equipment, you will also need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. During the course, you’ll use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, a Sidemount harness during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Contact us, we’ll explain the equipment you need and suggest additional gear. Think about dive lights for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery or SMB for Drift Diving.


Visit your local Dive Shop to learn about the gear you need to start your Advanced Open Water Diver course.



Next Step


Gain experience and earn your next certification: Rescue Diver Course