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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

You learned the basic scuba survival skills in your Open Water Diver class. Now you're ready to explore the underwater world. The Advanced Open Water Diver course can open up the world of diving for you by giving you training in underwater photography, deep diving, wreck diving, night diving, boat diving, and more.

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you will complete a total of five adventure dives including a required deep dive (below 60 feet) and navigation dive (compass use). Prior to diving, you will be asked to complete the PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning material for each of the Adventure Dives you will be doing. Ask your training consultant at the time of registration for a list of the dives we will offer for your class.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interests and the adventures you have, but all of our classes include:

  • Deeper diving (typically anywhere from 60-100 feet)
  • Training in how to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer
  • An introduction to three more Adventure Dives

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Logged an open water dive within the last 3 months, OR
  • Completion of the PADI Scuba Review or PADI ReActivate course within the last 8 weeks 

What's Included in the Course Fee

Our course fee includes the following:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning - Touch
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Slate
  • Five open water dives conducted under the direction of a PADI instructor
  • Lake Michigan Sunday charter (weather permitting)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water certification fee
  • Use of tanks and weights

What's Not Included

  • We do not include the following dive equipment. You will need to own an underwater pencil, an underwater flashlight, and a dive knife for this course. If you do not own the necessary dive equipment you can purchase it at Aquatic Adventures.
  • We do not include personal gear (mask, snorkel, boots, and fins) as you should have purchased these items during your Open Water Diver course. There is a student discount on purchasing these items when you buy from Aquatic Adventures if you do not own them. See our How to Purchase Mask, Snorkel, Fins pages for more information or calls us at (262) 938-6827.
  • We do not include basic life support equipment. If you do not own your own wetsuit or dry suit, regulator, or BCD, we do provide a discounted student rate for you to rent these items. Ask your training consultant at the time of registration what these rates will be. Standard rental rates can be found on this website on our Rent Scuba Equipment page.
  • We also do not include entrance fees to dive sites. This includes but is not limited to park entrance fees, travel, or parking fees as these fees can vary and are not under our control. 

For more information on the benefits of taking the PADI Advanced Open Water course and other specialties, see Frequently Asked Questions About Continuing Diver Education.

Registration

Dates for upcoming Advanced scuba classes are provided below. If these dates do not work, select the 01 JAN class. Someone from our staff will call you to arrange another date. Customized schedules can be arranged for an additional fee. Remember that to complete your Advanced scuba certification you will need to complete five dives over a minimum of two days.

  Start Date Location Places Available   Price    
19 Sep 2019 Aquatic Adventures, Inc., Lake Michigan, Pearl Lake, 0 US$ 293.96

Knowledge Development
Thu 19 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
PPB
Sat 21 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
02 hours 30 minutes
Pearl Lake
Navigation
Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Deep
Sat 21 Sep 2019
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Wreck
Sun 22 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
02 hours 00 minutes
Lake Michigan
Boat
Sun 22 Sep 2019
11:00 AM
90 minutes
Lake Michigan
Instructor(s): Jerry Otte,

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21 Oct 2019 Cayman Brac, 8 US$ 143.96

Knowledge Development
Mon 21 Oct 2019
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Cayman Brac
Boat
Tue 22 Oct 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Cayman Brac
Night Dive
Tue 22 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Cayman Brac
AWARE - Fish ID
Wed 23 Oct 2019
12:00 AM
Cayman Brac
Deep
Wed 23 Oct 2019
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Cayman Brac
Navigation
Wed 23 Oct 2019
03:30 PM
60 minutes
Cayman Brac
Instructor(s): Jennifer Otte,

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01 Jan 2020 Aquatic Adventures, Inc., Lake Michigan, Pearl Lake, 38 US$ 293.96

Knowledge Development
Sun 01 Jan 2017
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Navigation
Tue 03 Jan 2017
07:30 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Pearl Lake
PPB
Tue 03 Jan 2017
07:30 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Pearl Lake
Search & Recovery
Tue 03 Jan 2017
07:30 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Pearl Lake
Deep
Wed 04 Jan 2017
07:30 AM
06 hours 30 minutes
Lake Michigan
Wreck
Wed 04 Jan 2017
07:30 AM
06 hours 30 minutes
Lake Michigan

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12 Jan 2020 Aqua Cat Cruises, 8 US$ 143.96

Knowledge Development
Sun 12 Jan 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Aqua Cat Cruises
Boat
Mon 13 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Aqua Cat Cruises
Night Dive
Mon 13 Jan 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Aqua Cat Cruises
AWARE - Fish ID
Tue 14 Jan 2020
12:00 AM
Aqua Cat Cruises
Deep
Tue 14 Jan 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Aqua Cat Cruises
Navigation
Tue 14 Jan 2020
03:30 PM
60 minutes
Aqua Cat Cruises
Instructor(s): Jerry Otte,

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17 May 2020 Scuba Club Cozumel, 8 US$ 143.96

Knowledge Development
Sun 17 May 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Scuba Club Cozumel
Boat
Mon 18 May 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Scuba Club Cozumel
Drift
Mon 18 May 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Scuba Club Cozumel
Night Dive
Mon 18 May 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Club Cozumel
Deep
Tue 19 May 2020
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Scuba Club Cozumel
Navigation
Tue 19 May 2020
03:30 PM
60 minutes
Scuba Club Cozumel
Instructor(s): Jerry Otte,

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