padi-one-of-the-many-creatures-you-will-discover-underwaterExploration, 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 – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. 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 develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

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

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving.You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Navigation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor.

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No Hidden Costs

  • Adventures in Diving Training Manual, certification card, and student record file are all included in the class fee
  • Use of BCD, regulator, weights, and tanks included in the class fee.

Student Discounts

  • Students receive 10% discount on all gear purchases
  • Not ready to buy yet? Once certified you will receive half price on rental gear

Advanced Open Water Course typically takes 2-3 days to complete

  • Class can be completed in just one weekend (depending on Adventure Dives chosen)
  • You and your instructor will choose which Adventure Dives you wish to complete and will determine if an alternate schedule needs to be set to accomplish those dives.

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  • Advanced Open Water Course typically takes 2-3 days to complete
  • Class can be completed in just one weekend (depending on Adventure Dives chosen)
  • You and your instructor will choose which Adventure Dives you wish to complete and will determine if an alternate schedule needs to be set to accomplish those dives.

Completely customizable schedule

  • Class tailored to meet your schedule
  • Can be completed over duration of several weeks or in as little as 2-3 days

***Fees charged by the lake/activity center are not included in the course fee. Lake entry fees are $20/day for Mammoth Lake***

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