Advanced Open Water Scuba Certification

The Advanced Open Water scuba diving certification is your second step to underwater freedom. The class explores in greater detail the basic skills learned in the Open Water Scuba Diver class. You will learn techniques on navigation, buoyancy, and deep diving. In addition you will select specialties that interest you to further explore. The advanced class give you the ability to pick the skills you want to learn.

Course Description

Advanced Open Water Diver Course is to advance your diving skills. You do not need to be an advanced or expert diver to complete it. Many people begin the advanced diver course right after completing their open water course. The advanced open water course consists of some studying and 5 open water dives.  The deep dive and navigation dive is a requirement. The 3 additional dives are your choice. However we strongly recommend choosing the Peak Performance Buoyancy as one of your three.

The academic portion begins to teach you the mindset you should have before going underwater as well as while you are underwater. The academic section also covers the basic principle and required skills for the navigation and deep dives as well as information regarding the specialty dives that you choose. Each specialty has its own unique skill sets.

The advanced open water dives are filled with purpose. All dives are completed with your instructor. You will practice the individual techniques that complement each specialty. Deep dive will be at a depth greater than 60 feet but less than 100 feet. The navigation dive will teach more in depth compass skills and how to measure distance while you are moving underwater.

We recommend that your five dives consist of the required deep and navigation along with peak performance buoyancy, wreck dive, and last either fish identification, underwater naturalist, or search and recovery. But the choice is yours. Call us to discuss all of your options.

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Skills To Be Learned

  • Distance Estimation

  • Natural Navigation

  • Compass Navigation

  • Navigation Patterns

  • Dive Computers

  • Weighting & Buoyancy

  • Deep Diving Techniques

  • Emergency Decompression

  • Additional Skills TBD Based On Selected Specialties

Specialty Offerings

  • Boat Diver

  • Digital Underwater Photographer

  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

  • Drift Diver

  • Enriched Air Diver

  • Fish Identification

  • Night Diver

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search & Recovery

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Wreck Diver

  • AWARE (Coral, Shark, Debris)


Completing the Open Water Course is required before you can begin the Advanced Open Water course.  It is recommended that you provide your own mask, fins, and snorkel but we will provide all gear including the latter if needed. You will need a dive compass and a dive knife or dive tool. Depending on the specialty courses you choose additional gear may be required. Specialty Course gear will either be provided or available to rent. Before starting the course you will be required to sign off on a medicare questionnaire. Some medical histories will require doctor sign off. If you do not meet the minimum medical requirements you will not be allowed to enter any of our classes. Download the medical questionnaire.


PADI Advanced Open Water Course: 5 Dives | 2 Boat Trips
Price: $435

SSI Advanced Open Water Course: 5 Dives | 2 Boat Trips
Price: $435

**Certain specialties will have additional charges for rental gear if required

Advanced Open Water Add-On

Are You Coming To Key Largo To Dive With Us? 

  • Complete your reading or E Learning before you arrive
  • Schedule 3 boat trips at your convenience
  • We will assign an instructor to get you advanced certified
  • All gear included

Add-on Price: $399


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