PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Advanced Open Water Scuba TrainingWhen you first became interested in diving, your primary focus was most likely on getting your Open Water Diver certification. You soon realized, however, that trying to be a “real” scuba diver with nothing more than a beginning diver certification is like trying to compete in the job market with an elementary school education. It is just plain not enough.

That’s why PADI introduced the Advanced Open Water Diver course. It introduces students to critical knowledge and skills that beginning courses don’t have time to cover. Among them:

  • More comprehensive underwater navigation skills.
  • Night and deep diving procedures.
  • Search and recovery fundamentals.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Students gain additional open water experience under the guidance and supervision of a knowledgeable instructor.
  • They receive an introduction to a variety of specialty diving activities.
  • Students meet an important prerequisite for Rescue, Divemaster and Instructor training, as well as for a number of more advanced Specialty Diver courses, such as Navigation, Night and Deep. If your ultimate goal is to earn the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating, this course is your starting point.
  • Additionally, course graduates qualify to take part in a number of diving activities in which participation is limited to “Advanced Divers Only.”

Underseas Scuba Center’s PADI Advanced Open Water Diver courses take place on a regular basis, both locally and on our group vacation trips (see schedule below). For more information, or to enroll, call us at (630) 833-8383.

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent).


Places and Times

Times listed are for classes taking place locally.

What When Starts Ends
Classroom One Friday Evening 6:30 pm 9:30 pm
Open Water One Saturday
One Sunday
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:00 pm

2019 Course Dates

Classroom Open Water Open Water
June 28 June 29-30 Pearl Lake
July 26 July 27-28 Pearl Lake
August 23 August 24-25 Pearl Lake
September 227 September 28-29 Pearl Lake