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Advanced Course

Exploration, Excitement, and Experiences. . .

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That is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course will help 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.

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.

What Will You Learn?

The course is completed over a period of one weekend. Upon completion of the course you will receive a certification card stating that you are an Advanced Diver with a max. depth restriction of 100 ft.

There are a series of five dives in the Advanced Course, which include:

  1. Deep Dive We will be diving to a maximum depth of 100 ft,and learning first hand about pressure, color changes, and nitrogen narcosis!
  2. Underwater Navigation- Get your compasses out! We will learn how to properly navigate a square pattern, straight lines, and will also learn about how to use your surroundings underwater for natural navigation.
  3. Night Dive- Witness the amazing nocturnal life that awakens when the sun goes down. You will learn proper night diving techniques, and may even see an octo out hunting for its dinner if you are lucky
  4. Wreck Dive- Explore the artificial reefs at Porteau Cove, including a 95 ft steel-hulled tugboat, a 33ft steel dredge tender, and a 48ft sailboat.
  5. Peak Performance BuoyancyLearn about proper weighting techniques, and practice fine tuning your buoyancy.
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Course Cost $299.95 Includes:

  • All basic scuba equipment (Including wetsuit)
  • Advanced Open Water Manual
  • Transportation (space limited)
  • 5 ocean dives (Completed over one weekend)
  • Upon completion of the course you will receive your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

What Is Not Included:

  • Personal Gear (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and Ancillary Gear (Light and backup light). All can be rented for $50 for your course.
  • Optional Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95 (Requires an evening pool orientation session and can also be credited towards the PADI Drysuit Specialty after the course)
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