Advanced Open Water Course: 2024-07-26


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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.

This certification includes five Adventure Dives:

  • Deep Diver (required)
  • Underwater Navigation (required)
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Choose 2 more Dives Discussed with you Instructor
    • Wreck Diver
    • Underwater Naturalist
    • Night Diver
    • Wreck Diver
    • DSMB Diver

These 5 dives are conducted over 1 weekend. After these five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water, and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.

With this certification you will extend your maximum certification depth from 18m/60ft to 30m/100ft, and will be familiar in different diving situations from your 5 different adventure dives.


What Where Days Time

  • Knowledge Development
UBC Life Building Room 0022 July 26th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Ocean Dives 1-3 (dives may vary)

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation
Whytecliff Park July 27th 7:00am – 4:00pm
Ocean Dives 4-5 (dives may vary)

  • DSMB Diver
  • Deep Adventure Diver
Whytecliff Park July 28th 7:00am – 4:00pm

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Minimum age: 15 (12 years of age for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
    Don’t have any Dive Gear?

    Rent all dive gear needed for the course (Drysuit, BCD, Regulator, Fins, Gloves, Hoods, Boots, Compass, Light) for a package discount of $75 for the two days. We can work on partial pricing if you have started building your own gear fleet.

    We can discuss rental gear and sizing at the shop during your classroom session.

    *Personal Gear (Mask & Snorkel) are the student’s responsibility to bring, they can be purchased at the shop.

    Note: Divers will need to fill up the medical questionnaire. (The PADI Medical form will need to be signed by a physician if participants have any “YES” answers in the medical questionnaire.) For more information about our cancellation policy, rescheduling policy and student diver responsibility, please review the Learning Agreement.