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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course with SA SCUBA SHACK

Our Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance your experience, skills and knowledge as a diver. As you step beyond the Open Water Diver level, you will complete five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, underwater navigation and much more.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of an Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You'll hone your skills by completing five to six adventure dives that introduce you to:


  • Underwater navigation
  • Limited Visibilty
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 60-100 feet)
  • An introduction to three more Adventure Dives of your choice

The Fun Part: Your Choice

These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. The Advanced Open water Diver rating allows you to go to 100ft deep, to see that beautiful wreck you couldn’t reach as an Open Water Diver. Plus, completion of the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the highest non professional certification in recreational diving.


To take this course, you must be:

  • An Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More 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 PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on the adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to diving from a boat, a dive light, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

The Advanced Open Water Diver course provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact SA SCUBA SHACK.

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure

Have Questions ? Check Out Our FAQ's

We have provided some FAQ's that will help answer some common questions.  Check out our FAQ page here.

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the SA SCUBA SHACK Team members.

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