Expand your horizons with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

Take the next step in your diving journey.

Course Prerequisites

12 years minimum age.

PADI Open Water Diver or
PADI Junior Open Water Diver
(Or qualifying certification.)

Certification Requirements

2 Core Dives:
Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation

3 Elective Dives:
Night, Fish ID, Multi-level, Wreck, Drift, U/W Naturalist, Buoyancy, Equipment Specialist, or Boat Diver.

Time Commitment

PADI eLearning: 6 - 8 hours

Advanced Open Water Dives: 5 dives/2 days

Get Started Today!

Get started with your knowledge reviews right away digitally, whenever, wherever it's convenient for you with PADI eLearning! Click on the screen to start now!

Expand your horizons.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it's like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI specialty certifications.  There's no exam because this course is truly about having fun and gaining experience.

PADI Advanced Open Water Certification is a two-day course consisting of five dives:

  • Two core dives: Deep and Underwater Navigation
  • Three elective dives: Night, Fish ID, Multi-level, Wreck, Drift, u/w Naturalist, Buoyancy, Equipment, or Boat.

You can start your knowledge reviews now with PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning, then schedule your in-water training with us online when you're ready.  You may also contact us. to enroll in the course and speak to a PADI Instructor about scheduling time for in-water training. Our instructors will also answer any questions you have along the way and check your progress to make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

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Advanced Open Water Diver

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