Advanced Diver

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A-1’s PADI Advanced Diver Open Water Course

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences! They’re what A-1’s PADI Advanced Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course or continue on after your PADI Adventure Diver Course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

The Fun Part…….

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills by completing five adventure dives.

Advanced DiverTwo of the five Adventure Dives are required for Advanced certification:

Choose the remaining three adventures dives from the list below.
Note: Some adventure dives are specific to certain locations.

And Get This — Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Diver course may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course!

Pool Dive and Review

During a brief classroom session your instructor will discuss the logistics of the dives, describe the various tasks you will perform in the open water and review the all-important paperwork. The pool dive includes a quick review some basic scuba skills and introduction a few of the tasks you’ll perform during your open water dives such as; how to use a compass, simulated night pool dive and practice you buoyancy skills and more. This is a lot of fun and will make your open water dives more enjoyable.

Open Water

Available training sites include the Blue Hole in New Mexico, the Crater in Utah or the ocean on one of our many escorted group trips. The Navigation and Deep dive are required in the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. For those who have already completed the first Peak Performance Adventure dive during your Open Water course, you will perform Dive Two of the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course. That means you could be receiving your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification and PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty!

NOTE: The three elective dives for your course will depend on the location and time of year. Be sure to ask when you enroll in the course

Prerequisites for Advanced Diver

Complete the following forms:

PADI Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risk Video

Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures In Diving materials cover everything you need to know.

You have two Options from which to choose, eLearning or Home Study Materials.


In order to perform certain tasks, you will need to have the following items.
Note: Select items can be rented

  • Primary dive light (when completing the elective night dive)
  • Secondary dive light (when completing the elective night dive)
  • Laser or Chemical light (for the elective night dive)
  • Compass
  • Signaling Device (surface and underwater)
  • Timing Device Dive Table, eRDPml or Computer
  • Slate
  • Depth Gauge (a computer will suffice)
  • Divers Tool/Knife

Course Fee (see options below)

Blue Hole


A-1 Group Trip

  • Advanced OW Diver: $230.00
  • Additional fee for the PADI Peak Performance Specialty – $86 (includes PADI Card processing fee)

Course Fee Includes

  • Class/Pool Session at A-1 Scuba and Travel Center
  • Five Adventure Dives (Deep, Navigation and three elective dives)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Card & Photo
  • PADI Peak Performance Diver Specialty Card & Photo (when applicable)
  • Tanks and Fills
  • Weights and if applicable, weight belt
  • Entry fee (Blue Hole only)

Not Included

  • Mask, snorkel, fins & booties may be rented
  • Regulator, BCD, Gauges or Computer may be rented
  • Wetsuit (for Blue Hole) may be rented
  • Entry fee at the Crater
  • Specialty Items
  • Transportation
  • Meals & Lodging

Your Next Adventure

After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more about: altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, deep diving, dry suit diving, multilevel,  night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater navigation, underwater photography, wreck diving.

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Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.