About the Course

Don’t let the name deceive you.

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is for everyone.

Whether you’re a newly certified diver looking for what’s next or an older diver wanting to get back underwater, the Advanced Open Water course will give you skills and training you can use on any dive.

The active diver will not only enjoy diving more often, but they will become more comfortable and confident in their own diving skills and thus become safer divers.

The Advanced Open Water course will give you an introduction into five specialty areas of diving. These skills will enable you to dive more often and in different environments.

Through home study and one class session, you'll learn the basics of the five specialty areas. These include three fundamental dives; Night dive, Deep dive and Navigation dive. You have your choice of two elective dives, which usually include Altitude and Search and Recovery.

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You must already be certified as an Open Water Diver before you take the Advanced Open Water Diver course. A medical and liability form MUST be signed prior to the first class.

Gear Requirements

You must expand your kit from the standard scuba gear you used for your Open Water Certification. Some of this equipment includes a compass, dive knife, and dive computer. You may need specialized equipment such as dive lights, reels & SMB, and camera/video equipment for specialty dives and courses. Your scuba diving instructor will advise you on which equipment you need and when.

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There is some homework that needs to be completed prior to each class.  You may prefer the eLearning option but that adds to the costs of the class.  When you sign up we can discuss what is best for your needs.

Advanced Open Water requires at least 1 class session.  This may be done at the open water site.  They may be a pool session as well.  Final dives are conducted over 2 days at a local lake, hot spring or a Dive Utah sponsored trip.  Please call the shop closest to you or use the “Sign up Now” to get started scheduling your class.


Yes, there is always paperwork to fill out. Get a step ahead by downloading and completing the class and medical forms today

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