Advanced Open Water Diver Certification — Expanding Your Diving Horizons

2022 Classes:

January 4, February 8, March 15, April 12, May 17, June 21, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

All dates are Tuesdays. Classes begin promptly at 6:30pm. If you need a more flexible schedule let us know.

The Open Water Diver certificate is just the beginning of diving education. The next logical step is to complete the Advanced Open Water Diver course, which is designed to improve diving skills and introduce five areas of specialty diving under the watchful eye of an instructor.

The Advanced Open Water class requires only one evening to complete, and provides the theory behind specialty diving. This newfound knowledge will be applied during the five Advanced Open Water training dives.

Cost: $155.00 Course fee includes class, Advanced manual, DVD, slate, and PADI certification fees. Advanced Open Water training dive trips are priced at the certification diver price and can be completed on any Peachtree Dive Center sponsored trip. Equipment rental is additional.

Course Format: One class session and five advanced Open Water training dives conducted over two or more days.

Prerequisites: PADI Jr. Open Water Diver or Open Water Diver certification, or an equivalent certification rating from another recognized training agency.

Core Dives

Two of the Advanced Open Water training dives are "core dives" which introduce some of the more common skills and diving environments.

Deep Diving - expands the understanding of air management, time/depth limitations, pressure/volume relationships, safety stops/ascent rates, color absorption and more.

Underwater Navigation - increases confidence underwater by improving both compass and natural navigation skills.

Elective Dives

Elective dives from any of ten specialty areas further increase diving skills and expand enjoyment of the underwater world. The elective dives are Night Diving, Wreck Diving, Boat Diving, Drift Diving, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography, Dry Suit, Multi-Level, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Altitude diver.

Specialty Diver Certification Credit

Advanced Open Water Diver certification is a prerequisite for many of the PADI Specialty Diver certifications. The specialty dives made during the Advanced Open Water Diver course may count as one of the required dives for that particular specialty certification.

Please complete the Medical Statement form prior to your first class.

Advanced Open Water Elective Dives

Among the more popular elective dives for the completion of the Advanced Open Water Certification are: