Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD)


The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course segment includes knowledge development for the two required topics; the Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, along with five of the most popular elective dives. These include Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver and Underwater Naturalist. Please note that if you wish to complete the PADI Enriched Air Diver (nitrox) or Digital Underwater Photographer Adventure Dives then the relationship to the Adventures in Diving program differs slightly. You will need to complete the knowledge development for those two programs separately by purchasing the student manuals from your local PADI Dive Center. Experience real adventure and be one step closer to Master Scuba Diver - the ultimate non-professional certification in recreational diving.




In order to begin the AOWD, all students must:

  • You need to be at least 12 years old, a certified entry-level diver and fit for diving to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
  • Any certified entry-level diver who is at least 12 years old may enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program.




It is recommended that students have their own mask, fins, and snorkel. Just as with the OWD, Deep Blue can provide these items for the duration of the AOWD for a $150 charge, although it is strongly recommended that each student have their own.

All students will receive an AOWD Crew Pack which contains the AOWD instructional materials necessary to study for and complete the AOWD. Deep Blue will provide buoyancy control devices (BCDs), air, cylinders, weight belts, weights, and wetsuits for the duration of the AOWD.

Class & Dive Schedules


Classroom sessions: There are typically one to two classroom sessions, which will be scheduled to meet the needs of each class. Class schedules are posted in the classes section. Dive sessions are posted in the classes as well as the News & Events section. Classroom sessions are typically completed no later than the Friday before the open water dives.







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