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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


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 ReActivate/Scuba Review 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 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.


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    
01 Jan 2024 Aquatic Adventures, Inc., Lake Michigan, Nagawicka Lake 38 US$ 353.70

Knowledge Development
Sun 27 Nov 2022 to Sun 01 Jan 2017
03:52 PM
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Sun 27 Nov 2022 to Sun 01 Jan 2017
03:52 PM
Nagawicka Lake
Sun 27 Nov 2022
03:52 PM
Lake Michigan
Sun 27 Nov 2022
03:52 PM
Nagawicka Lake
Search & Recovery
Sun 27 Nov 2022
03:52 PM
Nagawicka Lake
Sun 27 Nov 2022
03:52 PM
Lake Michigan

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