PADI Advanced Open Water Course
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, 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 Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
2017 PADI Advanced Open Water Courses, Monterey:
August 19 &20
Sept 2 & 3
Sept 16 &17
Sept 30 & Oct 1
Oct. 14 & 15
What are Advanced Open Water Prerequisites?
- An Open Water Diver certification from any recognized international certification agency
- Minimum age: 15 (12 for Wallin’s PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
What do I need?
- A book, or you can take the PADI Online Advanced Open Water Academics.
- Snorkeling gear suitable for scuba diving. (Regulator, tank, weights, BCD, are available to rent)
- Compass (Available to rent)
- Dive knife or dive tool
What Will I Learn?
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep (> 60ft) and Underwater Navigation – and three elective dives, for a total of five dives over two days. Elective dives are usually three of the following: Peak Performance Bouyancy, Night, Underwater Naturalist, Boat, Drysuit, and Enriched Air Nitrox.
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.
You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.Sign Up for Advanced Open Water
Once you've become an Advanced Open Water Diver, your education is just beginning. Why not take on a new challenge with one of these Scuba Specialty Certifications?