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 Aqua Hands 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 Aqua Hands instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
Advanced Open Water Diver
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 Aqua Hands 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.
How can you start learning now?
Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your Aqua Hands PADI Instructor.
You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in the Diving video (a book and DVD package). Contact Aqua Hands to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your Aqua Hands PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.
What is included and not included
Aqua Hands offer the greatest experience of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Adventures in Diving eLearning
Surface Marker Buoy (visual signaling device)
Whistle (audible signaling device)
AOW student slate
Rental Scuba Diving Equipment
Primary Regulator and alternate air source
SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge) and Depth monitoring device
Quick release weight system
Scuba Gear Bag
Lake/Grotto/Spring/Dive Boat Fee
Personal Scuba Gear (Mask, Snorkeling, Bootie, and Fins)
There are no hidden costs when you take Advanced Open Water Diver certification course with us.
Continuing Education Administrative Document (10038)
Get Started Today
Simply contact us here to get you registered for the class. A small deposit is requested to hold your spot and at that time we will provide you with your books and materials for your training. You may also download the PADI Medical Statement (below) to get started on your Medical Questionnaire and pre-course assignments. Note: It is imperative that you answer this form accurately and truthfully. If you answer YES to ANY question, you are required to have the form signed by a physician giving approval for you to engage in diving activities. If you are traveling for your training, please consult with our staff for procedures regarding flying after diving, before booking your flight. We look forward to training you!