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. This course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. Try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. Log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

   There are 5 dives we typically do: Deep, Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery and Nitrox conducted over a two days.  During the Deep Adventure Dive, 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.

    There are other Adventure Dives you can request depending on your interests: Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Drift, Boat, Wreck, Night, Digital Underwater Imaging, Fish Identification and many more. Adventure dives may be restricted to do dive sites and other conditions.

Prerequisites:                                              2018 Advanced Open Water Dates:

  • Certification level: (Junior) Open Water Diver FEB 3-4, 2018 MAR 17-18, 2018 APR 14-15, 2018 MAY 12-13, 2018 JUN 9-10, 2018 JUL 7-8, 2018

  • Minimum 12 years old AUG 4-5, 2018 SEP 8-9, 2018 OCT 13-14, 2018 DEC 1-2, 2018


The Advanced Open Water Course fee of $345.00 includes the course material, instruction and tank rental fees. The cost does not cover your use of scuba equipment, dive site fees and any charter fees.  Scuba equipment may be purchased at the Dive Station or rented during the Advanced Open Water Course.  We recommend coming to the shop 7 to 10 days in advance to pick up your PADI Advanced Open Water Course Crew Pack.