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Kimberly P
August 2023

We had 5 excellent dives with Aquatic Life. They were recommended by a friend and we decided to book an Advanced Open Water Course with them while on the island. The staff was great - everyone was friendly and helpful. We have had a fair amount of experience (over 50 dives each) but felt like the staff helped us hone skills in a number of areas. Even better, they were friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. We had one instructor really working with us, Tara, and she was great- encouraging and very good at finding sea critters and pointing them out. We saw a lot of fish species and improved our underwater fish ID substantially. The boat was clean and comfortable. We had our own gear but used their wetsuits. We are going back tomorrow for a Twilight and then a Blackwater dive which should be a real highlight. Our Manta Night Dive was a really different experience with 8-10 mantas circling a swimming all around us and within inches. We will be back for more diving and hope to see Ryan, Mary, Noam, Tara, Doug, Erin, Suzy and the rest of the crew again!

PADI Advanced 

Open Water Certification

Take your skills as a certified diver to the next level. Learn about diving to new depths, underwater navigation, and master your buoyancy control. This course consists of 5 Adventure Dives, with no time needed in a classroom or pool. Dive right in and become an Advanced diver today!

This course helps you build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You will 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. 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. Peak season pricing is $999.

  • 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 8:00 am each day, usually finishing around 1:00 pm. The night charter schedule varies throughout the year.


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

  • Completion of PADI Medical Statement is required.

  • Equivalent of PADI Open Water Certification.

  • 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.

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.

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

  • Not yet Nitrox certified? Completing the Enriched Air Specialty corresponds well with the Advanced Course, and truly allows you to take your diving to the next level!


What We Provide

  • Memories, astonishment, inspiration

  • Expert local guides

  • Coral and sea life education

  • Snacks and drinks

  • Dive weights and air tanks included, Nitrox is $15/tank

  • Scuba equipment and GoPros available for rental

What To Bring

  • Reef-safe sun protection

  • Towels

  • A sense of adventure

  • Gratuity for your guides

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