ADVACED OPEN WATER

Step into a bigger world.  A deeper world.

Prerequisite

Open Water Diver (PADI or Equivalent)

Course Goals

Our mission is to increase your diving experience in an informative, judgement-free environment.

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It’s called “PADI Advanced Open Water Diver,” because it advances your diving knowledge & skills…

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. 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! 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.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

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

 

What you will learn.

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, from a selection provided by your instructor, 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 – Drysuit Diving, Wreck Diving, Search and Recovery and More!

 

Equipment.

For this course, you will be asked to supply your own equipment.  You can rent most of the equipment required for this course.  Rentals can be found here.  It is highly encouraged to consider the purchuse of personal equipment, whether from us or else where.  If you are looking to become a more experienced diver, you will need to start becoming familiar with your equipment instead of being at the mercy of ‘whatever this or that dive shop happens to have.’

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a dive knife/tool and a personal dive light.  A bak-up light is strongly encouraged.  You can find a wide range of cutting-tools as well as amazing lights at Midwest Scuba!  You may also use specialized gear deepending on the dives plans you choose, for instance DrySuit diver (don’t worry we supply drysuits for drysuit training!). Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear.

Visit MIDWEST SCUBA to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

 

REGISTER online today!  Begin your course work online…. right now!

 

Cost:  $250

2024 PADI Advanced Open Water Schedule

February

 
February 1, 2024

Class: 2/1 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 2/5 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  2/17 & 7/18 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

April

 
April 18, 2024

Class: 4/18 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 4/22 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  4/27 & 4/28 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

May

May 16,  2024

Class: 5/16 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 5/20 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  5/25 & 4/26 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

June

 
June 13, 2024

Class: 6/13 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 6/17 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  6/22 & 6/23 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

July

 

July 18, 2024

Class: 7/18 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dives:  7/20 & 7/21 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

August

 

August 1, 2024

Class: 8/1 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dives:  8/3 & 8/4 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

August 29, 2024

Class: 8/29 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dives:  8/31 & 9/1 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

September

 
September 17, 2024

Class: 9/17 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 9/23 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  9/28 & 9/29 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

October

 
October 17, 2024

Class: 10/17 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 10/21 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  10/26 & 10/27 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

November

 
November 13, 2024

Class: 11/13 . 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pool: 11/18 . 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dives:  11/23 & 11/24 . 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.