Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration. Excitement. Experiences.

PADI’s Advanced Open Water Diver Course

This course is designed to help you gain advanced diving skills. There is no need for you to be “advanced” as you start this course because it is meant to be the next step after the PADI Open Water Diver Course. In the Advanced Open Water Diver course, we will help you further increase your confidence and build your scuba skills while gaining experience through various Adventure Dives under the supervision of your PADI instructor. Log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to enjoy scuba diving.


The Activities

Aside from learning the necessary advance skills, you can personalize your learning path by choosing from 15 types of Adventure Dives. For this course you will be doing the following:


-Underwater Navigation

Refine your compass navigation skills and now how to better navigate underwater using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. Navigate, explore and lead your team safely back to the boat.


-Deep Adventure Dive (60ft to 100ft)

Learn how to plan dives to deal with the challenges of deeper scuba diving.


-Three more Adventure Dives of your choice

Based on your interest you can choose adventures that can help you sharpen your skills in various fields such as photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks, and other specialties.


What You’ll Learn

The skills that you will be learning varies on your interest and the adventures that you choose to have. Aside from your selected dives, here are some skills that you will be learning:


-Practical aspects of deep diving

-Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving

-Other 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 so much more.


The Scuba Gear You’ll Use

Aside from the basic scuba equipment, you will also be provided with an underwater compass. Depending on which three adventures you pick, you will also be provided with the necessary equipment for each dive. For underwater photography we have dive lights, lift bags, a dive flag and other specialty gear. All of the equipment mentioned will be provided during your training with Bottoms Up Scuba Indy at no additional cost.


The Learning Materials

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD will provide you with information on more than 16 types of Specialty Diving. You will use them as a guide to prepare for new experiences and adventures. Choose an adventure you want, preview the skills and your instructor will guide you on your chosen diving adventure. If you are having trouble with any of the skills, just review that section then sign up for that dive to sharpen your skills.



In order to take this course, PADI requires you to be:

-A PADI Open Water Diver (or a qualifying certification from another training organization)

-15 years old above (12 for Junior Open Water Diver)


The Cost

We offer the Advanced Open Water Diver class once a month during the summer training season. Your class fee is inclusive of the PADI Advanced OWD training materials and the scuba equipment rental. This course costs $299.