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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Lifetime Scuba Certification Recognized World Wide
Study at Home eLearning, or Book
Pool Training-As needed
PADI processing fees w/new certification card
2 Days of diving includes 5 training dives
Free Divers West Club Card at completion($100's in savings in airfills, merchandise and boats)
15% OFF on underwater lights, knives, lift bags, wetsuit and rental gear.
Boat and hotel accomodations extra. Additional gear may be required. Call for details. 


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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 discounts mentioned 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 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. 

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

The Fun Part:

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you you don't have to be an advanced diver to take this course. You get to try parts of 5 different Specialty Dives called Adventure Dives to complete your course. Later, you can take the full Specialty Course if you love it! You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Deep Diving, Underwater Naturalist, Search and Recovery and much more.


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!

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Advanced Open Water Diving text book will provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving. You'll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DIVERS WEST.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the full Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVERS WEST Team members.