Advanced Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences... That's what the Advanced course is all about. And no, you don't have to be "advanced" to take it - it's designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced 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 your PADI 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.

Advanced Scuba Diver


2017 Courses

Classroom Ocean Dives
AUG 16 AUG 26/27 Schedule Register
SEP 06 SEP 16/17 Schedule Register
OCT 04 OCT 14/15 Schedule Register
NOV 08 NOV 18/19 Schedule Register
NOV 29 DEC 9/10 Schedule Register

2018 Courses

Classroom Ocean Dives
JAN 10 JAN 20/21 Schedule Register
JAN 31 FEB 10/11 Schedule Register
FEB 21 MAR 03/04 Schedule Register
APR 11 APR 21/22 Schedule Register
APR 25 MAY 05/06 Schedule Register
MAY 30 JUN 09/10 Schedule Register
JUN 27 JUL 07/08 Schedule Register
JUL 18 JUL 28/29 Schedule Register
AUG 15 AUG 25/26 Schedule Register
SEP 12 SEP 22/23 Schedule Register
OCT 03 OCT 13/14 Schedule Register
OCT 24 NOV 03/04 Schedule Register
NOV 21 DEC 01/02 Schedule Register

Need a different schedule. Just ask - we will do our best to accommodate! We will offer this course with a minimum of two students.


Course Curriculum

Before the Program Begins

When you sign up for the course, we'll make arrangements for you to come into the store to pick up your student package which includes your learning material. At that time, we will also review the Required Forms and get you fitted for gear. We encourage you to pick up your student package at least 14 days before your course begins as you will want to complete the learning material prior to your first classroom session.

Class Session

We host the classroom session(s) at the store, prior to your ocean dives. You must have completed your knowledge reviews along with any other required course forms prior to your first classroom session. This is also a good opportunity to purchase any required gear for the course that you may not already own. Finally, if you haven't been fitted for gear or made your rental booking for your dives, we can take care of this during the classroom session.

Rental Gear Pick Up

While most rental gear is included in our programs, you will still need to make a gear booking to ensure that you get the specific gear and sizes you require for your course. The earlier you make this booking, the easier it is to accommodate your needs. In addition, you will need to pick up your gear the day prior to your ocean dives. We do not transport gear to the site. We are open on Fridays from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

Ocean Dives

You will complete your ocean dives at one of our local training sites. At the site, you will be assembling and disassembling your own equipment before, after and between dives. Each dive lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. The day is usually wrapping up by late afternoon and we return to the shop each day to complete our log books and change tanks or put away gear.


What gear will you need?

We Provide:
  • Advanced Open Water Manual
  • Advanced Dive Planning Slate
  • Use of basic scuba gear including Drysuit and hood, BCD, regulator set, tanks and weights. If you don't already have your Drysuit specialty, you can upgrade to a Drysuit Specialty and get $50 off or provide your own wetsuit (must be suitable for conditions).
You Provide:
Personal Gear Safety Gear Specialty Kit
  • mask
  • snorkel
  • fins
  • gloves
  • knife
  • dive computer
  • whistle
  • compass
  • surface marker
  • light
  • reel
  • Some of the dives may require additional gear - be sure to discuss your dive selection with us.

Course Prerequisites

You need to have completed your Open Water Diver and Drysuit certifications to enroll in this program.

PADI courses are progressive and build on your previous dive experience. For all of our PADI courses, we require that you have recent cold water diving experience to enroll. To determine if you need additonal experience, select the option below which best describes your dive history:

I have been cold water diving in the last six months.

Great. You are ready to join us on this course.

I have been cold water diving but it was between six and twelve months ago.

No problem! Come out for a Local Fun Dive to brush up on your cold water technique.

I have been diving in the last year - but it wasn't cold water.

We can help. Join us for a Discover Local Dive experience to learn about the differences between diving in the warm water and local conditions.

It's been more than a year since I have been in the water.

We understand! Come out and get Reactivated!

I'd like to speak to someone about the best way to get ready for this course.

That's why we are here. Just call and we will help you choose the right first steps.


The Fun Part

One reason you'll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you'll have the opportunity to hone your skills by completing five adventure dives.

A deep dive and a navigation dive are required for Advanced certification:

Along with your instructor, you can choose the remaining three adventures dives from the list below.

And get this --- Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course!

Course Fee: $400