Classes - Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

Underwater Scene with a Diver

Picture Courtesy: Jacque Olson

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Why PADI Adventure Diver?

Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more comfortable in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy diving more than ever.

What do I Need to Start?

PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) Minimum age: 15 years old (10 for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

This certification includes three of the following Adventure Dives:

Specialties Available to Divers 10 Years Old and Older:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat Underwater Navigator
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Photography

Additional Specialties Available to Divers 12 Years Old and Older:

  • Altitude Multilevel
  • Deep Night
  • Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
  • Search and Recovery
  • Drift Diving
  • Underwater Videography
  • Dry Suit
  • Wreck
Underwater Scene

Picture Courtesy: Ryan Giersdorf

Where Can I Go from Here?

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you've completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you're an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. If you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.

So what does Adventures In Diving offer you? New experiences, new skills, lots of diving and thrilling adventures. Stop by or call FantaSea Scuba and Travel for more information on PADI's Adventures In Diving program and Adventures In Diving materials.

Advanced Open Water Diver is a 2-day course: 3 dives are completed on one day and 2 on the next.

Advanced Open Water Diver

Prerequisites: Be 15 years old (10 for PADI Junior Adventure Diver) and a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).



Call to set-up dates for Summer 2012.

Destinations and class dates are subject to change. Please call for confirmation.

Divers in the water.