Advanced Open Water Diver
You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. Advanced Open Water Diver course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor. If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
We support the two different methods of advanced open water diver training, traditional and Online.
Traditional (Paper Book) - $349
This is the first step after signing up and receiving your study materials. You will need to read the Advanced Open Water Diver Manual and view a DVD. After you have studied and completed the videos make sure you complete the knowledge reviews for each chapter that you have been assigned.
Online - $429
PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace.
How to Start Learning today!
Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL or Call us at today at 1-850-860-7002 to either start the traditional method, or Online method for your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. We will talk to you and answer any questions you may have so we can ensure your success in obtaining your certification.
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.
Open Water Training
We will have a brief session before each specialty and I will train you how to use the equipment needed to complete the specialty, and then we will do a dive and complete the underwater skills. After the 5 dives you will be certified on PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
At National Scuba in Pensacola, FL we do things a little differently when it comes to schedule times. We work with both yours and our schedule to get you certified. If you can only meet on certain days that when we will meet. We don't have a set schedule that says on Monday we will do x, Tuesday we do y, and Wednesday we do z. If you can only meet on Tuesday we will meet on Tuesdays to get x,y, and z completed. At National Scuba we work together to get your certified.
Stop by National Scuba Today
5700 Audubon Dr
Pensacola, FL 32504
or call us at: 1-850-860-7002
For more information or to schedule your course today!