Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You’ll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving, and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it’s like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI specialty certifications.

Here are a few of the many options: Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.

Minimum age

  • 12 years or older (Divers between the age of 12-14 earn a Junior Advanced Open Water)
  • Divers 15 or older earn an Advanced Open Water Diver certification

Depth: The maximum depth depends on your age, but maximum depth is up to 30 meters/100 feet Divers between the age of 12 – 14, maximum depth is up to 21 meters / 70 feet

Medical requirements

  • Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
  • Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical Form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
  • If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).


Before we start, you will need to finish some academics. There are two parts of academics, first you will receive an E-learning code to finish the online portion (5 specialties: Deep & Navigation is MUST) then you will set down with an instructor to review everything you have learned.

Open Water (5 dives)

This is where our instructor will take you on a boat or shore dive to guide you through all the required skills so you can become an Advanced Open Water Diver.

*Pool: There will be no pool training.

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Price / Person

1 v 1 - $1,299

1 v 2 - $899

1 v 3 - $849

1 v 4 - $799

Course prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)

*Advanced Open Water Course takes about 2 – 3 days.

Course Includes


Learning Material


Instructor Fee


Rental Gear (BCD, Dive Computer, Regulator, Wetsuit)


Air Tanks


2 Boat Fee


e-Card Certification

Price Exclude

  • Personal Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots) 
  • Pick up & Drop off
  • Food & Drinks
  • Tips ($15 – $20 per diver for the boat crew each trip; instructor tips voluntarily).

*Students do get discounts when purchasing gear from the shop. 


Open Everyday

Mon - Sat: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm