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Advanced Open Water

What PADI says about this class....

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills. You can enroll immediately after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification regardless of your skill level. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, fine-tune buoyancy skills and introduces you to different diving activities such as wreck diving, night diving or underwater imaging. After completing your eLearning, you'll make five Adventure Dives: a deep dive (beyond 18m/60F), a navigation dive, and three additional Adventure Dives of your choice to earn your certification. *This course fee only covers your online training, assessments and certification card. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees via your PADI Dive Center.



What Recreation Scuba says....

During the Advanced Open Water Course (AOW) we'll further you knowledge of scuba diving. Whether you're taking the class right after dive four from the Open Water Course of have tons of dives under your belt, in this course we guarantee you'll learn.  PADI requires the deep and navigation dives as part of your AOW course. If you take the course with us, we require the night dive as one of your five dives. Why? Because we feel you cannot be an AOW diver and help other divers unless you have that night diving experience.

The academics are conducted through the PADI website. Once you signed up and pay for the course we send you the information via email to create a PADI login. You will complete the academics online at your own pace, but complete the course before the only academic class. With the AOW course you'll have five modules to complete:Deep, Navigation, Night and two others. This academics night class will be a quick review of the material you completed and to answer any questions. Recreation Scuba using the Microsoft Teams platform for communicating with its students during its courses.

The AOW dives are conducted over two days, as the maximum amount of training dives outlined by PADI are three. Depending on the class size, sunset/sunrise time and other logistics, your first day of diving could start in the afternoon. This helps complete two dives that afternoon and gives time to prepare gear for a night dive.  The next day of diving start later to accommodate for rest and decompression time. At the end of dive five, we complete the necessary paperwork, sign log books and send off for your AOW cards, allowing you to dive to the maximum recreation dive limits of 130 feet.



Your open water dives can be conducted either in the salt water or fresh water. Our primary training locations are Monterey Bay or Lake Tahoe.

Recreation Scuba's primary concern is all divers safety. Weather and water conditions dictate our risk management decisions as to where and when we dive.

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