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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps 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. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

On Sale $299.00
Regular $395 with purchase of boat ticket

Course Includes:

Lifetime Scuba Certification, Recognized World Wide
Course Material: Study at Home eLearning Course Material
Pool Training (As needed)
5 Ocean Training Dives over 2 days
PADI processing fees w/new PADI certification card
10% OFF on underwater lights, knives, lift bags, and rental gear.
Free Divers West Club Card at course completion($100's in savings in airfills, merchandise and boats)

Buy All your scuba gear from us and get the Course for FREE!**
Boat and hotel fees extra. Additional gear may be required. Call for details. 

May 18-19 AOW Course
Scheduled on the Pacific Star Dive boat for a 2 day island aventure at San Clemente and Catalina Islands. 



**Buy your scuba gear and get the course for FREE! 

Loving it so much that you want your own gear? Worried about COVID renting? GET your Advanced Open Water Diver Course Tuition for FREE! ($395 savings) when you purchase select BCD, Regulator Set and Dive Computer plus all the other discounted items listed above. Don't purchase online! We'll go over your options, then assemble and test your gear before delivery. You don't get that online. Call the shop for more details.


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. 

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives such as:
  • Underwater navigation 
  • Deep Diving
  • Night Diving
  • Search and Recovery 
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy 


To take this course, you must be:
  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old 

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:
  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear 

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear. Ask us about our student discounts!
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVERS WEST Team members.