Advanced O/W


The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance the experience, skill and knowledge of the diver for practical application in the diving environment. This course is aaowchevron prerequisite for the Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Master Diver courses.


PADI Open Water Diver or to have an equivalent rating.

Minimum age

15, or 12 for junior advanced open water.

Class Description

Training is divided into Classroom lectures and corresponding dives in the areas of:

  • Natural and Compass Navigation
  • Wreck Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Search & Recovery
  • Drift Diver
  • Night (Tide permitting)
Equipment Requirements
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and alternate air source
  • Dive Light – Primary
  • Dive Light – Back up
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Personal Marker Light
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Manual with Slate
  • Dive Slate (recommended)
Before Class
  • Students should read and answer the questions for Deep, Wreck, Search and Recovery, Underwater Navigation, Night, Drift, and Boat before the first class meeting.
  • Students should aslo read Thinking Like a Diver, the first chapter.
  • Complete the PADI Medical Form prior to first day of class.

$395.00 which includes one full day of boat dives (2 dives).

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