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We all want to explore more of the exciting places we hear about underwater but sometimes our basic open water certification does not provide us with the necessary experience and training to do so safely. That is where the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course come in. Providing more skills and experiences, this course is designed to build upon those basic skills you already know and is designed to accommodate every diver from newly certified and beyond.

Pre Requisites

12 years of age
Certified PADI Open Water Diver (or other qualifying certification)


$185 / diver (book version)
$240 / diver (eLearning version)

Includes all student materials, instruction, 1 pool dive, 5 open water dives and certification.

This class is included in our PADI Master Scuba Diver Packages – Find out more here.

You are responsible for your travel expenses, dive site or park admissions fees, tank fills and required equipment.

During class you will do one pool dive and 5 open water dives including underwater navigation, deep diving, peak performance buoyancy control, delayed surface marker buoy use and wreck diving.

Equipment Needed

Personal Gear: Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, logbook, knife or diver tool, SMB w/ spool or reel.

Diving System: Tank, BCD with low pressure inflator, primary regulator and alternate air source, SPG, depth gauge or dive computer, compass, quick release weight system and weights, adequate exposure protection, one audible emergency surface signaling device, dive computer or RDP w/ timing device.

We offer special pricing on rental Diving Systems for our students – contact our store for more information.

Links To Other Programs

You have several optional classes you can incorporate into your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver weekend:

PADI Drysuit Diver  – If you choose this option then you will do one drysuit dive in place of the peak performance buoyancy control dive and one additional drysuit dive for a total of 6 dives. This option is $185 / diver.

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy – With this option you will do one additional peak performance buoyancy control dive with your instructor for a total of 6 dives. This option is $75 / diver.

PADI DSMB (Delayed Surface Marker Buoy) Diver – With your instructor you will do one additional training dive practicing deployment and towing your DSMB for a total of 6 dives. This option is $55 / diver.

PADI Enriched Air Diver – With your instructor you will use Enriched Air on one of your PADI Advanced Open Water training dives and then do one additional dive using enriched air for a total of 6 dives. The cost for this option is $105 (book) or $145 (eLearning) and includes one enriched air cylinder rental for the weekend. Your instructor will assist you in refilling your enriched air cylinder during the weekend. You are responsible for returning the cylinder filled with enriched air at the end of class.

PADI Night Diver – Jump in the water on Friday night with your instructor and you can complete an additional 3 dives for your PADI Night Diver certification. This option is $125 / diver.

Can I do more than one additional course during my training dive weekend? Yes – with some limitations. Training standards require that you can only do 3 training dives per day. So yes, you can if you do the PADI Night Diver add-on on Friday night, you can do one of the additional add on courses over Saturday and Sunday.

2020 Schedule

Class & Pool
TGADC AquaCenter
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Certification Dives
Mermet Springs
9:00an - 5:00pm
March 31April 4 & 5
April 29May 2 & 3
May 26May 30 & 31
June 23June 27 & 28
July 22July 25 & 26
August 18August 22 & 23
September 15September 19 & 20
October 14October 17 & 18