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So you've become certified and love it. Perhaps now, you've decided to learn more, try some specialty dives, and hone your skills. Advanced Open Water is the next step!
In this course you will take part in five open water dives, each of which is essentially an introduction to a variety of specialty certifications. Two specific dives are required: a deep dive and a navigation skills dive.
Deep Dive: The deep dive is a minimum of 60 feet, with a maximum of 100 feet (if age 15+,) or a maximum of 70 feet (if aged 12-15.) In this dive we will plan and manage gas use, compare the differences in how color appears in deep water, and perform a safety stop while keeping with general diving safety practices.
Underwater Navigation Dive: The navigation dive will involve compass use, the use of kick cycles or time to go from one point and return to the start point with accuracy, and navigating a square pattern underwater using a compass while returning to the start point with accuracy.
Three elective dives: This is where you get to decide on what you'd like to try out! Locally, our most commonly selected dives are altitude diving, Dive Against Debris, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater photography, and underwater videography, Be aware that some of these will require additional student equipment that we do not provide (such as a digital camera with underwater housing for photography, a video camera with underwater housing for videography [such as a GoPro], or a full face mask for FFM.)
See our FAQ below!
If you have questions or would like to sign up:
Total cost is $428 which is inclusive of eLearning, any pool entry and skills review (varies by individual), and five Open Water dives. It also includes rental of all scuba gear with the exception of a mask, snorkel, and fins, which you will need to own a set of.
As you move along through training, you should be starting to consider what gear you may want to personally own as well as starting to own some of the basics. For AOW, you will need to provide your own mask/snorkel/fin set. We do sell these items and are happy to guide you through the process of getting what works best for you.
If purchasing mask/snorkel/fins elsewhere, be advised that some such equipment is not designed or appropriate for diving, such as the mask/snorkel kits that can be found in sporting goods sections of major retailers. If you are unsure, we can assist you in making an appropriate purchase, even if it is not through our shop!
Other specialized equipment may be required depending upon the elective dives you choose. Since the program is built around your interests, it truly is customizable. Feel free to contact us and we can propose a custom set of dives and let you know what they involve and any other equipment requirements.
As always, for open water dives we recommend bottled water, snacks, swimwear, change of clothes, phone chargers, sunscreen, etc. This is in addition to your mask/snorkel/fins. For any pool dives you will simply need swimwear, a towel, and your mask/snorkel/fin set.
No, however a student can be referred at any point in their training for any of our classes to any PADI dive shop worldwide. If you need to complete any course at your dive destination after starting locally, you will want to contact your destination shop as they will have their own pricing schedule for completing your training.