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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with Blue Water Divers

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They're 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.

Congratulations, you have successfully completed your Open Water course and are now recognized as a certified diver around the world. If you would like to go diving but are not sure how to begin or perhaps you have been diving but would like to extend your scuba skills, then the Advanced Open Water course is for you. The ultimate in hands-on training to give you the extra confidence you need. In this course you will experience new diving environments under the supervision of your PADI instructor, with one classroom session.

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • An introduction to three more Adventure Dives of your choice


The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.


Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver with written consent of parent or guardian)


What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • 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)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving.You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.


Adventure Dives

Dry Suit Dive: Cold even in a wet suit? The dry suit elective will show you how to safely dive using the ultimate exposure protection, which will provide warmth in the most extreme environments. Complete a practice session in the pool using a Dry Suit and then do all 5 Advanced Open Water dives using a dry suit for an additional $75 (does not include undergarment).

Dry Suit Specialty Option: This option can be applied toward your earning the Dry Suit Specialty certification. Complete a practice session in the pool using a Dry Suit, and then complete the 5 Advanced Open Water dives using the dry suit plus 1 additional dry suit dive for the Dry Suit Specialty Certification $150. (Does not include undergarment).

Multi-Level Dive: Extend your bottom time safely using multi-level diving techniques which give you credit for shallower portions of your dive. Plan and execute a multi-level dive using the Wheel version of the Recreational Dive Planner. Theory and operation of dive computers will be covered. (Use of a dive computer during all 5 advanced Open Water dives is strongly recommended). Rental fee for a computer will be discounted 20 percent for this course.

Night Dive: Ever wonder what it’s like to dive at night? You’ll be amazed at the nocturnal marine creature present themselves to you during a night dive. Learn the fundamentals of night diving (as well as the etiquette of night diving) while being supervised by an instructor.

Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive: Improve and fine-tune your weighting and buoyancy control for better diving comfort and air consumption.

Search and Recovery Dive: Learn and practice search techniques for submerged objects. Students will practice using a lift bag to bring them safely to the surface.

Underwater Photography Dive: Learn how water affects the photographic process. Practice techniques for great photographs in the underwater world.

Wreck Dive: The Ocean is full of wrecks of all ages, shapes and sizes. Learn how to safely explore these treasures of the deep.

All Advanced Open Water dives may be counted toward the requirements for the equivalent specialty course.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Blue Water Divers.


Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Blue Water Divers Team members.

    Start Date Course Course Type End Date Max. Places Places Available   Price    
03 Mar 2023 AOW 3/3/2023 (DR) Advanced Openwater Diver 04 Mar 2023 2 0 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Classroom
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Night Dive
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Navigation
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Deep
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Search & Recovery
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Wreck
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
PPB
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Drift
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Boat
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Dry Suit
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Multi-Level
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Rebreather Dolphin Atlantis
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
ICE
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
U/W Photographer
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Altitude
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
AWARE - Fish ID
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
DPV
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
U/W Videographer
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Rebreather Ray
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Cavern
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Enriched Air
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Multi-Level D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Night
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Nav
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Deep D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
PPB D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Search & Recovery D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Wreck D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Boat D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Drift D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Naturalist D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Dry Suit D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Ice D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Rebreather Dolphin Atlantis D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
U/W Photographer D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Altitude D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
AWARE - Fish ID D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
DPV D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
U/W Videographer D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Rebreather Ray D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Cavern D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Enriched Air D
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Naturalist
Fri 03 Feb 2023
11:01 PM
Instructor(s): Jose Torres,

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12 May 2023 AOW 5/12/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 21 May 2023 8 8 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 12 May 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 20 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 20 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 20 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 21 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 21 May 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: May 20/21

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02 Jun 2023 AOW 6/2/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 11 Jun 2023 8 6 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 02 Jun 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 10 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 10 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 10 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 11 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 11 Jun 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: June 10/11

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07 Jul 2023 AOW 7/7/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 16 Jul 2023 8 8 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 07 Jul 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 15 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 15 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 15 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 16 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 16 Jul 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: July 15/16

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04 Aug 2023 AOW 8/4/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 13 Aug 2023 8 8 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 04 Aug 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 12 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 12 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 12 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 13 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 13 Aug 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: Aug 12/13

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08 Sep 2023 AOW 9/8/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 17 Sep 2023 8 8 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 08 Sep 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 16 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 16 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 16 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 17 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 17 Sep 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: Sept 16/17

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06 Oct 2023 AOW 10/6/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 15 Oct 2023 8 8 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 06 Oct 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 14 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 14 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 14 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 15 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 15 Oct 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: Oct 14/15

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03 Nov 2023 AOW 11/3/2023 Advanced Openwater Diver 12 Nov 2023 8 8 US$ 350.00

Advanced Openwater Diver

Orientation
Fri 03 Nov 2023
07:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
BWD Rochelle Park Class Room
Night Dive
Sat 11 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Navigation
Sat 11 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Deep
Sat 11 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
Wreck
Sun 12 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra
PPB
Sun 12 Nov 2023
08:00 AM
09 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hydra

Multilevel weekend: Nov 11/12

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