Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

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Medical Form

The medical needs to be filled out and returned by the date your course begins. Students will be unable to complete their course without an approved medical. Please call us for details.

Download Medical (.pdf) (right click, and select "save as" if you have difficulty)

Executive Upgrade

The executive upgrade is applicable to any learning package.

For an additional $219.99 to the course price, we include the optional equipment for divers interested in owning some of the most common personal items, at an affordable price with free boots and a log book!

  • ProBlue Dive Mask
  • Mares Semi-Dry Snorkel
  • Mares X-3 Superchannel Fins
  • Free 7mm Akona wet boots
  • Free Torpedo Rays Logbook

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.

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 a PADI Professional.

This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll Complete Five Adventure Dives That Introduce You To

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deeper Water Diving (From 18-30 metres / 60-100 feet)
  • Boat Diving
  • Search and Recovery
  • Night Diving

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 RDP
  • And much, much more

Required Equipment

Required gear you'll need
  • Slate
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • Primary Dive Light

Course Pre-Requisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Full Standard Scuba Equipment Set (rented or owned)
  • Light
  • Slate
  • Knife
  • PADI Medical (see left column)

All course date changes must be done prior to 7 days before the course. Any changes done within the week preceding the course, or not showing up to a course, will incur a $100 re-scheduling fee.

Purchase a Package

Standard Course


Expand Your Diving

6 Ocean Dives

Charter Boat Dive

Certified to ~100'

Course w/ Full Rental


Expand Your Diving

6 Ocean Dives

Charter Boat Dive

Certified to ~100'

Full Rental Package Included

Dry Course


Expand Your Diving

6 Ocean Dives

Charter Boat Dive

Certified to ~100'

Drysuit Orientation & Rental

Included in the cost of the course is a Non-refundable $150 deposit. The deposit can be applied to any course if you need to put the course off for a period of time. Rental gear is not included on Continuing Education Courses.

2017 Course Schedule

Courses start Friday night at 6pm

Course Number Schedule Night Dive Weekend Dives
AOW 117 Fri, Sat, Sun Apr 21 Apr 22, 23
AOW 217 Fri, Sat, Sun May 19 May 20, 21
AOW 317 Fri, Sat, Sun Jun 9 Jun 10, 11
AOW 417 Fri, Sat, Sun Jul 14 Jul 15, 16
AOW 517 Fri, Sat, Sun Aug 11 Aug 12, 13
AOW 617 Fri, Sat, Sun Sept 15 Sept 16, 17
AOW 717 Fri, Sat, Sun Oct 13 Oct 14, 15
AOW 817 Fri, Sat, Sun Nov 17 Nov 18, 19