Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and developed in your Open Water Course.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five Adventure Dives that introduce you to various aspects of diving. There are two required dives. They are: Underwater Navigation and Deep Diving. Plus, you choose a sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice. One reason to love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from multiple types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery and much more.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
Mindset of an Advanced Diver
Advanced Diver qualities, characteristics, traits, and practices
Equipment considerations and configurations
Dive Planning / Dive Management
Gas/Air Management
Practical aspects of deep diving
Physiological effects of deeper Scuba diving
Setting up for a deep dive
Underwater Compass Use
How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks, and time
How to better use your dive computer and dive tables
More advanced buoyancy theory
Dive planning for limited visibility and/or night diving
More about underwater communication and buddy/team diving techniques
Dive leadership skills
Introduction to new levels of diving

Course Prerequisites
At least 12 years of age
Open Water Diver

Course Logistics
Classroom Sessions: 1
Required Dives: 5

Student Materials
PADI Adventures in Diving Manual or eLearning
Deluxe Data Carrier
Log book

Tuition: $200
Materials and Books: $45 – $75
Other Costs: Rental gear and air fills if required

The AOW Diver course typically consists of one classroom session and two days of open water dives. The classroom session gives the instructor time to discuss the knowledge reviews with the student prior to doing the dives. Typically, we do three dives on the first day and two on the second but it can be spread out as needed.

Required Forms (Please download and fill out all information and bring to class)
Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)

Price $200