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PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

Enhance your diving abilities and achieve PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This course helps you build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it, however we expect each student to do their own due diligence by personally evaluating their own dive skills to determine if they are ready to become an advanced diver. As a litmus test of sorts, you should be able to build and dismantle your own equipment without external help. You must also be competent at underwater communication, such as using underwater hand signals. You must have the basic diving skills and be able to control your buoyancy. You can try different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. and you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water certification. You can try different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI instructor. Each Adventure Dive you complete for your PADI Advanced Open Water course can count toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a Specialty Diver course, ask your instructor if you can use that as credit toward an Adventure Dive.

RATES & TIMES

  • Seasonal pricing starts at $899 for five Adventure dives on our boat done over two to three days.

  • PADI eLearning must be completed prior to certification. If you would like to purchase this from us, it is an additional $190.

  • We run the Advanced Open Water course over two morning boat charters and one manta night dive charter.

  • Check in time is 8 am each day, usually finishing around 1 pm. The night charter schedule varies throughout the year.

ADVENTURE DIVES

  • The Advanced Open Water Course consists of five Adventure dives. Each of these dives is an open water dive on our boat with a specific objective.

  • The five Adventure dives we do as part of our Advanced course are: Deep, Underwater Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish Identification, and Night Diver.

  • These dives are done over two morning boats and one of our manta night dive charters.

  • Each dive has a corresponding section of the PADI eLearning program that must be completed prior to processing your certification.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Age requirement: Must be at least 12 years old and in reasonably good physical health.

  • Completion of PADI Medical Statement is required.

  • Proficiency in swimming and floating unassisted in the ocean.

  • Ability to understand and speak English (for safety reasons).

  • Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult on our boat.

  • Note: Divers aged 12-14 will receive a Junior Advanced Open Water certification.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Expert Local Guides

  • Coral and Sea Life Education

  • Snacks and Drinks

  • Scuba Tanks and Dive Weights

  • Memories, Astonishment, Inspiration

WHAT TO BRING

  • Reef-safe sun protection

  • Towels

  • A sense of adventure

  • Gratuity for your guides

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