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 – it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.
During your entry level Scuba course, you learned how to safely conduct dives in an environment with conditions similar to those in which you were trained. By participating in an Advanced Open Water Diver course, you can greatly expand the conditions in which you're qualified to dive. Additionally, the program will help 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.
There are two versions of this course. The Advanced Open Water course which is run on our offshore dives requires a minimum of 25 dives. For those students that do meet the offshore diving requirement of 25 dives you are invited to participate in an Advanced class featuring the same dives as the offshore course including 2 dives on our local wrecks. This course is designed for recently certified divers or those with less than 25 dives. Here is the link and schedule:
You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that your instructor will expose you to new environments and help become a more independent diver. Our emphasis is on creating safe, competent ocean wreck divers.
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
To take this course, you must be:
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass, a dive light, a DSMB, plus other specialty gear.
PADI's Advanced Open Water Manual provides information on more than 15 types of specialty diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
*Students must provide their own personal items including mask, fins, snorkel, booties, gloves, regulator, BCD, and tanks. We have rentals available for the regulator, BCD, dive computer, wetsuit, and tanks.
*Boat dives are required for an additional fee. Your experience level will determine which trips you need to complete the course. If you book this course On-line you will be contacted by our staff to determine and reserve the appropriate trip(s).
After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more.
For more information or to schedule an Advanced Open Water class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.