In your Open Water Diver class you learned the basic skills of diving. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is where you fine tune your skills and explore different types of dives.

Why take the Advanced Open Water Diver Class?

Dry Suit diving in Seattle WA
Dry Suit diving in Seattle WA

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. This 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.

How does the class work?

Adventure Scuba offers the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course on any dive trip and during the spring and summer on training weekends. The course consists of five (5) Adventure Dives: Underwater Navigation and Deep, plus three additional dives. The dives you complete may also be counted toward the corresponding PADI Specialties. Choose from topics like Dry Suit, Digital Photography, Search and Recovery, just to name a few.

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course materials are available in either eLearning or traditional book & video formats. You choose the format that works for you, not a fan of repeated information? You will really like the “classroom” you and your instructor will go over the knowledge reviews before the dive.

The Advanced course is the next step on the path to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver!