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Advanced Open Water Diver

After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.


What do I need to start?

  • Open Water Diver certification

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


What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:


  • Altitude Diver

  • Boat Diver

  • Drift Diver

  • Deep Diver

  • Dry Suit Diver

  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

  • Multilevel Diver

  • Night Diver

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search and Recovery Diver

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Videographer

  • Underwater Photographer

  • Underwater Navigator

  • AWARE Fish Identification

  • Wreck Diver


How long will it take?

  • 1 Class Session

  • Minimum Open Water Training: five dives over two days


What will I need?

  • Advanced Online Learning, Log Book

  • Required personal safety items (Slate, SMB, Compass)

  • Dive Gear (rental available)

Where can I go from here?

Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enroll in Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.


Adventure Dives can also credit towards the corresponding Specialty Diver certifications.

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