Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Advanced open water diver course in Phoenix, AZ

After you have completed your Open Water Diver certification, now it’s on to the Advanced Open Water Diver certification! 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. With the help of our instructors, you will build your confidence and expand your scuba skills through different adventure dives! Together, you will explore new disciplines and specialties underwater with the help of our instructors. Safety is paramount in this industry so refining your skills is a MUST!

Here is what to expect…

It all starts back here in the classroom. We’ll review some curriculum in our dive center and then schedule some Adventure Dives! There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

What gear do I need?

No need to worry, we are here to guide you through this process! Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you will need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you would need a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a side-mount configuration during the Side-mount Adventure Dive. Our instructors will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Interested, give us a call today at (602) 788-7700.