• Advanced Open Water (AOW)

Advanced Open Water (AOW)

Package Includes:

  •  PADI Advanced eLearning (link is emailed to you) 
  •  PADI Certification Card (P# 10020) 
  • Tution (Knowledge reviews & 5 Adventure dives: selected dives off our private boat
  • Ask about doing Enriched Air/ Nitrox on your dives (extra cost)

NOTICE: Medical Requirements

Please review and complete the PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document,  IMPORTANT: If you answer "yes" to any of the question on the Medical Statement, you must have a physician's release signed BEFORE starting class.



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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. You will do 5 dives over 2 DaysWe normally do the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in Monterey Bay. Normally we do 3 Adventure Dives, Peak Buoyancy, Navigation and Search & Recovery dives on Saturday from shore at San Carlos Beach and 2 Adventure Dives, Deep and Boat dives on Sunday off the Double Down Dive Boat. Other Adventures dives also available are Wreck, Drysuit, Naturelist, Night, Altitude (Lake Tahoe in Summer), Fish ID and more.

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 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.


We require each student to be equipped with the following items: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Compass, Slate & Light

The following items are required for open water dives and are available for rent: Buoyancy Compensator, Regulator with Computer, Wetsuit or Dry suit, Hood, Gloves, Tanks, and Weights. Students receive a special discounted rate on rentals.

Required Homework

Students must have read the Advanced Diving Manual chapters assigned by the Instructor. Required chapters are Deep and Navigation with the most common chapters including Search and Recovery, Boat, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drysuit and Night Diver.


Classes begin promptly at their scheduled times. If it becomes necessary to miss a

session, make-up sessions can be scheduled with an instructor for an additional cost. A seven-day notice is required to cancel a class or tuition may be lost. Once a student has started the class, tuition is assumed earned weather the course is completed or not.


The classes are performance based. Signing up for a class doesn’t guarantee certification. Course performance requirements must be met.


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