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"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"Absolutey amazing time and I loved diving at Catalina. You're a great instructor, very professional, and it was a pleasure being in the class. A class I will never forget!"

-Wed L
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"Best place to learn how to dive in OC! Our instructor was very knowledgeable about diving and was a great teacher. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in diving."

-Bert C
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"Absolutey amazing time and I loved diving at Catalina. You're a great instructor, very professional, and it was a pleasure being in the class. A class I will never forget!"

-Wed L
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr
"Such a friendly vibe at the dive shop. I found myself spending 2 hours there just shooting the breeze. This is my new dive hub. Good people!"

-Walid Durr

Advanced Open Water

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit 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’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Who should take this course?

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.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
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, visual landmarks and time.

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.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass 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 sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your 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.

Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Pricing

  • $299 Group (5-8)
  • $375 Semi-Private (3-4)
  • $599 Private (5-8)

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