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Advanced Open Water Diver Course

       After you have earned your Open Water certification, you may want to expand your skills to do something more advanced. Divepoint offers a number of advanced courses starting with Advanced Open Water Diver all the way to Dive-master Certification!

       You don't have to be advanced to take the Advanced course, it’s just the next step and its 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 your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you have learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

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

  • Underwater navigation

  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 60-100 feet)

  • Three more Adventure Dives that you and your instructor and classmates will decide on. We have the equipment to do most of the adventure courses except those that require tropical water. You can try your hand at search and recovery, wreck diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

Advanced Open Water Dates:

Summer/Fall 2024



May 25 & 26

June 15 & 16

July 13 & 14

August 10 & 11

September 14 & 15

October 12 & 13

      Each Adventure Dive in the Advanced Open Water Diver course may also be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding Specialty Diver course. 

To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

       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 dive tables

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The Scuba Gear You Use

       You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you do, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

       Gear rental is not included in the cost of the Advanced Open Water Diver course, although we would be happy to set you up with everything for a special discount rental price during your course.

The Learning Materials You’ll Use

       PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD included in the cost of the course and provide the information you need on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You will use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare yourself for new experiences and adventures.

       Other advanced and specialty certifications are scheduled on an as-needed basis–they can often be done concurrent with our check-out dive schedule. Call the store today to get dates and sign up! (715-344-3483)

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