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Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration! Excitement! Experiences! You DO NOT have to be "advanced" to take this course. This course is designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

These programs build your confidence! Build your scuba skills! Build your comfort level in the water! Gain exposure to some specialty areas of diving! This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities.

Mandatory dives for this rating include a DEEP and NAVIAGATION dive. Then you may select 3 other dives from the following list:

Advanced Open Water Photo
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Enriched Air Diver - You can Earn this certification simultaneously!
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery - Highly Recommended!
  • Fish ID
  • Night Dive
  • Wreck Dive
  • Boat Dive
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Ways to take this class:

Important Note: For PADI eLearning options is it important that you initiate the class from our website. Just click on the eLearning link displayed on the courses where it is available. By doing this from our site we are able to access your learning records.

Take the Full Advanced Open Water Course with Aquatic Sports and Adventures and you will receive a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Crew Pak containing textbook and assessory items. These materials are yours to keep and are included in the price!

Students that take the PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water Diver course online do their reading, watch the videos and complete their knowledge reviews. You retain access to the on-line course for future reference. Aquatic Sports and Adventures highly RECOMMENDS this option as it will save you one day of vacation time! For this option, you pay PADI directly for the knowledge (classroom) portion and then pay us for the dives and certification.

If you are currently a PADI Certified Adventure Diver, you can complete your Advanced Open Water course by doing the appropriate reading and Knowledge Reviews for DEEP and NAVIGATION dives and then doing the two dives.

What You Learn:

  • 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 electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)


  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Full Advanced Course (Class/Open Water) with us PADI eLearning
$350 USD P/P
$250 USD P/P
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Address: Privada Los Naranjos #30, Santiago, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico  28860
Phone in the USA direct to the shop in MX: 909-266-0271
Phone Internationally to MX: 011-52-314-334-6394
Phone from MX: 314-334-6394
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