It’s called the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because you advance your diving knowledge and skills.
Exploration, Emotion, Experiences
Once you have earned your open water diver certification, you are ready to take the advanced open water course. The Advanced class provides an excellent opportunity to expand your diving skills under professional and experienced supervision. We believe that all divers should take this class as a continuation of the Open Water class. Don’t think you need to be an experienced diver to take this class.
The class features two main dives: the deep dive and the navigation dive. Additionally, you must complete three elective dives which may include a wreck, peak performance buoyancy, underwater naturalist, or night dive.
Miami is considered the “Wreckreational” diving capital of the world. There are more than 75 shipwrecks in the Miami area, which comprises the largest artificial reef system in the world. So we believe that concentration on wreck diving is paramount.
John Pennekamp Underwater State Park. This marine sanctuary has been an exclusion zone for more than 50 years and, as a result, is home to a wide variety of underwater life. Everyone should take this opportunity to witness such a diversity of marine life.
Open Water Diver
Reservations are required.
Student log file
Minimum age is 12 years. Students under the age of 15 will receive a Jr. Advanced Diver Certification that can be updated once they are 15 years old.
Those under the age of 18 need the approval and signature of a parent or guardian.
This class can start any Day. We start with the maximum performance buoyancy and navigation dives, as they are shallow and are a great way to acclimatize to diving. The remaining three dives take place over two days and can be done most days of the week and on weekends.
- 5 Boat dives in the spectacular John Pennekamp park in Key Largo, Miami or Fort Lauderdale
BCD, Regulator, Tank and weights.
1 Extra fun dive
- If there is someone in your group who would like to join you but not take the Advanced class, he or she can come in the same boat that you will be in for only $ 75. For more information on our snorkeling excursions, click here.