*Boat fee ($140) not included
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. At Ocean Adventures our ultimate goal is to foster a lifelong relationship between you and the rest of the diving community. Having already learned the basic skills necessary to dive safely, you’re now at a point where you can call yourselves a member of our community. That is a HUGE first step; kudos to all of you for taking the plunge (pun intended) and getting to where you are now.
Now that you’ve all had the chance to gain your bearings and develop a basic level of comfort at depth, we at Ocean Adventures would like to challenge you to complete 5 advanced training dives! The advanced course is generally where all of your past training starts to click combined with continued practice. Advanced dive classes tend to be more relaxed and fun (with safety still being priority #1), and serve as a chance to build on your basic Open Water experience. As a result of your increased skill capacity, you will see your own progress improve exponentially over the course of these advanced dives.
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.
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.
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!