SCUBA Instruction and Consulting Services 

SIN CITY DIVERS

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE OBJECTIVE:
This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's titled PADI

Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

DESCRIPTION:                                                                                                            

Do not be warded off by the word “Advanced”. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s

designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver

certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different

Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of

your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba

diving.

Get credit and advance your diving knowledge. Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive

of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course,

ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PREREQUISITES:                                                                                      

PADI Open Water Divers and Junior Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are able to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. We will honor Open Water Certifications from other agencies that are recognized by the RSTC. If you are a new student to us, a knowledge review and pool session may be required at our discretion, for an additional fee.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

ACADEMIC:                                                                                       

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.


If you choose the Drysuit Adventure Dive or Search and Recovery Adventure dive, a pool session is required, and additional fees will apply. 

Upon completion of the course, Advanced Open Water divers are rated to a maximum depth of 100 feet.

EQUIPMENT:                                                                                  

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. We will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

GETTING STARTED:                                                                            

We can sign you up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as you choose. Some exceptions may apply.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). We can set up a traditional book course for you. We will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your 5 Open Water Adventure Dives.


ADVANCED OPEN WATER E-LEARNING OPTION- $300. ($150 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED) 

ADVANCED OPEN WATER CLASSROOM METHOD- $400. $150 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED, LESS A $75 MATERIALS FEE. 

KNOWLEDGE AND POOL ASSESSMENT FEE IF REQUIRED- $75

DRYSUIT OPTIION- $175 INCLUDES 2 WEEKS OF DRYSUIT USE

DRYSUIT AND/ OR SEARCH AND RECOVERY POOL SESSION- $75

SCUBA RENTAL PACKAGE FOR ENTIRE COURSE- $75


COURSE INCLUDES TUITION, CERTIFICATION AND 5 OPEN WATER DIVES. RENTAL PACKAGE AND LAKE FEES ADDITIONAL.