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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

We like to call it expand your adventures in diving!  Enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course to elevate your diving skills, explore new dive sites and undertake new exciting activities. YAY Scuba! instructors will teach you about PADI specialties and diving activities that are of particular interest. The course is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills.

 

You can enroll immediately after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification regardless of your skill level. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, fine-tune buoyancy skills and introduces you to different diving activities such as wreck diving, night diving or underwater imaging. After completing your eLearning, you'll make five Adventure Dives, two that are required, a deep dive (beyond 18m/60F), a navigation dive, and three additional Adventure Dives of your choice to earn your certification.

 

Possible Adventure Dives include:

  • Wreck diving - popular
  • Search and recovery - popular
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy - popular
  • Night diving - popular
  • Nitrox Diving - popular
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Fish Identification
  • Sidemount diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Underwater Photography 
  • Boat diving
  • DSMB deployment
  • Underwater Videography

  • Naturalist Dive

  • AWARE diver

 

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, compass, visual landmarks and time.

 

Prerequisites & Requirements

  • Age Requirement: 12 years or older
  • Course Prerequisites: Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 8 hours over two days
  • Gear: Compass, DSMB and optionally lights if you are doing the night dive. 

 

Equipment

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass, DSMB and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a underwater camera system during the Photography Adventure Dive. Our PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

 

Included

  • Advanced Open Water eLearning
  • Open water dives
  • Tanks and weights

Not included (student supplied): 

  • Scuba gear (Can be rented)
  • Wetsuit or drysuit (Can be rented)
  • Quarry entry fees

 

Furthermore we recommend that you have a computer, compass, lights (especially if you elect to do the night dives) and a DSMB. We offer these pacakges for our AOW students at good prices. 

 

Getting Started

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver program below - PADI's eLearning option is included and that will get you started quickly. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Advanced Open Water Diver manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

 

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from the list of Adventure Dives above. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

 

Age limitations

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor

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Dates

Our next Advanced training dates are on:

  • February 17-24 - Bonaire
  • April
  • May 
  • July
  • September
  • October
  • Other dates as available, contact us to see if we can schedule training outside these days.

 

Ready to start? 

Make sure that you go through the medical form thoroughly then fill in the Diver information form.  

 

The cost is $525 (+tax) and which includes the PADI eLearning and up to 5 dives, but not quarry entry fees or air fills at the quarries.

 

Book your spot in the next scheduled class: 

Or sign up and be notified when we run our next class.