course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver, PADI Jr Open Water Scuba Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization equivalent.

Age Requirements

The PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Driver Course is for ages 15 Years and Older.

The PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Course ages 12 to 14 years old.

Depth Restrictions After Certification

PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Divers are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30m/100 feet.

PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Scuba Divers from the age of 12 to 14

will be restricted to a maximum depth of 21m/70 feet.


Waivers and Liability Releases

all participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Note: Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.

For the PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

For the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

4 PADI Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk Acknowledgment


Course Duration

The duration of the PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver Course is between 1 ½ and 2 ½ days depending on the style of academics you choose.

The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.


Required PADI Course Materials

You have a choice of academic materials for your course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Crewpak.

The Advanced Open Water crewpak includes the Adventures in Diving manual, a surface marker buoy and a whistle. This package includes all the required materials for your course

Or the

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Online (Digital Certification Pak)

he 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 PADI Instructor.

As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Advanced Open Water Crewpak (printed), or Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online



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Already certified but Want to explore more and go deeper?

Get Your PADI Advanced Open Water or Jr Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Today.

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences are what the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course is all about and you dont have to be advanced to take it. The course is designed so you can go straight into it after completing the PADI Open Water Scuba 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 have learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Course Overview

The PADI Advanced course is all about diving.

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba specialty dives to try. You do five different specialty dives all under the expert guidance of your PADI Instructor. No formal classroom session, just a lot of diving and fun. To finish your PADI Advanced Open Water Course you will complete the following:

Five Adventure Dives including PADI Deep Dive and Underwater Navigation.

The five Knowledge Reviews in your Adventures in Diving Manual for the completed Adventure Dives.

Congratulations you will have earned your PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver certification.


Short on time? Then PADI Adventure Diver course may be for you.

You will do three different specialty dives under all under the expert guidance of your PADI instructor. Again no formal classroom session is needed, just a lot of fun in diving. To finish your PADI Adventure Diver Course you will complete the following:

Three Adventure Dives from the long list of specialty dives

The three knowledge reviews in your adventures in diving manual for the completed adventure dives And that’s it.

You will have earned your PADI Adventure Diver certification



The best part about the PADI Adventure and the PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver courses is no test. The primary difference between the PADI Adventure and the PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course are training dives. In the PADI Adventure Diver program there are 3 training dives and in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course there are 5 training dives.



Traditional Academics included with your course

Since there is no formal classroom session for this course you begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course. To start your course you will watch videos and complete five knowledge reviews in your PADI Adventures in Diving Manual. This will get you ready for the in water training portion of your class.

Inside your PADI Adventures in Diving Manual you will find 16 different specialty courses to choose from. Some specialty dives require additional equipment rental, so we have selected the most popular specialty dives that do not require additional rental of equipment. There are two dives that are mandatory the Navigation dive and the Deep dive. In our basic price we also include the Wreck diver, Drift diver and Peak Performance Buoyancy dive to complete the five dive series.

You may change the three optional adventure dives to adventure dives of your choosing, however you may be required to rent additional equipment for the course if you do so. The rental of specialty equipment is not included in this course.

Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your first Advanced Open Water class session. All academic materials including videos are available online.



Optional PADI Online Academics

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. Bypass the classroom with the PADI online academics system. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.

Step one: Log onto the PADI online system and complete your online academics.

Step two: During the classes scheduled classroom academic session. You will come into the shop and under the direct supervision of your PADI instructor and take a quiz that will verify you have completed your online academics.

There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program. The cost is $179 per person and is not included in our standard or group courses. Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under.



Advanced Open Water Training Dives

There are a total of 5 Advanced Open Water training dives. In our program there are 3 Advanced Open Water beach training dives and 2 Advanced Open Water boat training dives. Once you have completed the five adventure dives you will have earned your PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certification.

Beach dive series: 3 dives 1. Underwater Navigation Dive 2. Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive 3. Drift Diver

Boat dive series: 2 dives 1. Deep Diver 2. Wreck Diver

Each open water dive is approximately 1 hour, air permitting. Click the link for complete list of all PADI Specialty Dives Course



Required SCUBA Gear

At this level divers should have a complete set of personal SCUBA gear.

Don't panic if you need rental equipment we have it available for your class.

You will need the following equipment for this class Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Dive computer, Thermal protection, Tanks and Weights. (We do not rent Thermal protection)

If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us. If you’re going to be a diver it is best to have your own personal gear for fit and comfort.

You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.

We carry all the best gear in store and online At scubadiveit.com for all your SCUBA diving adventures

Note: new scuba diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your scuba equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $45

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be used in any of our programs. If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!



Extend your bottom time with Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving.

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