Advanced Open Water Diver

It’s time to explore what’s possible when you’re diving!

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about exploration, excitement and experiences. 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. The 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.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.


Cancelation Policy – Course fees are due upon class enrollment to guarantee your space in the class.  Class fees are non-refundable within 14 days of the class start date and are non-transferable within 7 days of class start time.  Once PADI eLearning codes are assigned and redeemed (student account is created) these codes are non-refundable ($178ea).  One class date transfer is allowed for a fee of $90.  All course fees are forfeited if you do not attend.

What you Need

We suggest divers completing the Advanced Open Water Course – or any other continuing education programs – have their own scuba gear, but rentals are available. You’ll also need…

  • PADI Adventures in Diving E-learning Online Code (we will send to you at signup)
  • Compass
  • Signaling Device (surface and underwater)
  • Timing Device (a computer will suffice)
  • Slate
  • Other possible accessories dependent upon the Adventure dives you choose.


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 the Aquaventure Dive & Photo staff for more information.

Required Forms

All forms are now sent digitally after registering for a class.