So here you are a new diver or an experienced diver ready for the next step in your diving experience. Well that is what PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) scuba rating is all about, more and new diving experiences. After taking this class you will have the experience to dive deeper, navigate better and choose your dive experiences based on your new knowledge and certification.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Class is built around your desire to become a better trained and more experienced diver. The AOW Class consists of five open water dives that are mostly of your choosing. Two of the dives are required, Deep dive and Navigation dive. In these two dives you will complete the Adventure dives for those specialties to gain experience and learn more about deep diving and better navigation. The other three dives can be chosen from a wide list of Adventure Dives that is found in the Adventures in Diving book. Are you interested in Underwater Digital Photography, Wreck Diving or Search and Recovery? Well then you can choose those three other dives to round out your experience and earn the Advanced Open Water Certification.
The great thing about all these adventure dives it that this training gives you a taste (and first dive) of many PADI Specialties that you can earn. The AOW puts you in a position to take other specialties that are only available to Advanced Open Water divers. This certification is also a prerequisite for PADI Rescue Diver. Additionally many dive sites are only available to AOW divers.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diving Course is held over the course of one open water weekend. The Advanced Open Water course (non-eLearning) is $215 plus the required textbook which is $45. Discounted rental gear is available for students enrolled in the course. To sign up simply contact us and get started on becoming an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver! Ask us about doing your Advanced Open Water on a trip!
If you would like to begin your PADI Advanced Open Water certification now, follow the link below to begin the course online:
• Certified as PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
• 10 years old to participate in these Adventure Dives: Altitude, AWARE - Fish Identification, Boat, Digital Underwater Photography, Dry Suit, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Photography and Underwater Videography.
Note: 10 and 11-year-old divers may earn a Junior Adventure Diver certification.
• 12 years old to participate in all other Adventure Dives, except the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Adventures in Diving Program 73
Note: 12-14 year old divers may earn a Junior Adventure Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
• 15 years old to participate in the Sidemount Adventure Dive.
Required Materials & Equipment in Addition to Basic SCUBA Equipment:
• PADI Advanced Open Water Manual
• Log Book
• If performing Night Adventure Dive: 1 Primary Light, 1 Backup Light, 1 Tank Marker
• Dive Knife or Cutting Tool
Note: Dive availability is dependent on location and instructor
• Altitude Adventure Dive
• AWARE - Fish Identification Adventure Dive
• AWARE – Shark Conservation Adventure Dive
• Boat Adventure Dive
• Deep Adventure Dive - Required
• Digital Underwater Photography Adventure Dive
• Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Adventure Dive
• Drift Adventure Dive
• Dry Suit Adventure Dive
• Enriched Air (Nitrox) Adventure Dive
• Multilevel and Computer Adventure Dive
• Night Adventure Dive
• Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive
• Search and Recovery Adventure Dive
• Sidemount Adventure Dive
• Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dive
• Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive - Required
• Underwater Videography Adventure Dive
• Wreck Adventure Dive
Lone Star Scuba’s most common Advanced Open Water course consists of Deep, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Wreck & Night. Peak Performance Buoyancy and Enriched Air (Nitrox) can be substituted easily for all dives except Deep and Navigation.