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Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

They're what the PADI Advanced Open Water 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.

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.

These dives boost your confidence as you build these foundational skills. Then, you choose three additional dives from more than 15 Adventure Dives to complete your course.

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 5 adventure dives. 

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

Underwater Navigation 
Deep water diving (typically 60-100 feet)
Choose the remaining 3 adventures dive from the list below:

AWARE-Fish Identification
Diver Propulsion Vehicle use
Dry Suit 
 Multilevel and Computer
 Peak Performance Buoyancy
 Search and Recovery
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Digital Photography
Underwater Videography

   Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

    Students meet an important prerequisite for Rescue,
Divemaster and Instructor training.

   Students can take the Enriched Air or the Drysuit Course in conjunction with this course. For more details contact Aquatic Adventures of MI. 


  A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

   Get College Credit : You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

 How Much? 
The course fee is $235 and includes all instruction, Advanced Open Water course materials and certification card processing, if earned.    

 Additionally, students are also responsible for supplying the equipment listed below, transportation to and from dive sites, dive site admission, meals, overnight accommodations and tank fills
(just as you would if you were out diving purely for fun). 

 Mask, snorkel, fins 
 Bouyancy Compensator
 Regulators (Primary & secondary)
 One cylinder per dive, per day.
 Gauges or Dive Computer
 Wetsuit or Drysuit
   Surface signal (Audible or visual) 
 Cutting tool 
 Dive Light-Primary & back-up (Required for night dive)

All of these items are available for purchase at
Aquatic Adventures of MI!! 

~Aquatic Adventures of MI reserves the right to inspect all scuba equipment prior to confined water & open water training and to reject any deemed unsafe based on current industry standards.~

 When Can You Learn?

Aquatic Adventures of MI offers Advanced Open Water training
almost every two weeks thoughout the year. The schedule for these
weekend-long programs is:

 ~ Thursday
Evening: Meet at the store from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

~ Saturday Morning: Training dives at Gilboa Quarry (Findlay, OH) starting 2:00pm and going between 5:00 and 9:00 pm
(depending on whether you elect to do a night dive).

~ Sunday Morning: Training dives at Gilboa Quarry from 8:00 am
until approximately 1:00 pm.


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Aquatic Adventures of MI
4023 S. Old US 23 RD, Ste 115
Brighton, MI  48114
(810) 225-9868
Fax: (810) 225-9869

Store Hours:
 Monday-Friday: 11:00-7:00
Wednesday 11:00-6:00
Saturday: 10:00-5:00

Course Dates:

Classroom Dates Certification Dives
August 1 August 3 & 4 
August 22 August 24 & 25
Sept. 19 Sept. 21 & 22
Oct. 3 Oct. 5 & 6
2014 Dates
May 15 May 17 & 18
June 5 June 7 & 8
June 26  June 28 & 29
 July 10 July 12 & 13
July 31 Aug. 2 & 3