Advance Open Water Diver
PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver Course Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
They're what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don't have to be "advanced" to take it- it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver Course. The Advance Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while learning under the supervision of you PADI instructor. This course builds on what you've learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun Scuba diving. You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater Navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically in the 60 to 100 feet range)
- A sampler of three more Adventure Dives from one of PADI Specialty dive class's
The Fun Part: Your Choices with Indy Scuba
One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your Instructor choose from 15 types of adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Underwater Photography, Wreck diving, night diving, diving with an underwater scooter, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
What you learnThe knowledge and skills you gain in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include
- Practical aspects of deep diving
- Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
- More ways to use your underwater compass
- How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
- How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive Planner (eRDP)
- And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose.
The Scuba Gear You'll USE
You use all the basic scuba gear including a underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, DPV's (underwater scooters), Dive lights, Dry suits, lift bags, a dive flag/float and other specialty gear. All the above equipment is provided during your training with Indy Scuba at no additional cost to you.
The Learning materials You'll use
PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of Specialty diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you've previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Navigation Adventure Dive as one of your choices.
PrerequisitesTo take this course PADI Requires, you must be:
- A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- 15 years or older (12 for Junior Open Water Diver)
What does it cost?
We offer the Advanced Open Water Diver class once monthly during the summer training season, your class fee includes the PADI Advanced OWD training materials and the use of our scuba equipment...$230.00
How to Enroll in Class
First, Please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor's approval before enrolling. Next visit our class calendar page and select the class that best meets your schedule. Complete details on class locations and hours are available on the class calendar page, should you have additional questions just email or call us at 317-220-0515