Why become an Advanced Open Water Diver?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you learned what it took to start out in Scuba diving and operate as a safe diver. Now it's time to become a better diver. While you learned a lot with your Open Water certification, we always have more to learn. With your PADI Advanced Open Water certification, you will pick five specialties to study and will become more efficient with your bouyancy and underwater skills.
What do I need to start?
A diver must first complete their PADI Open Water Diver certification before moving to Advanced Open Water courses.
What will I do?
You will concentrate on five (5) functional areas of diving during your Advanced Open Water Diver course. The AZ Dive Training staff usually selects the following specialties for concentration but can adjust the topics if so desired by the student:
Deep Diving: The student will experience the effects of diving deeper than 100 feet and will perform several simple skills at depth to appreciate the effects of Nitrogen Narcosis on their concentration level.
Search & Recovery: You will learn how to execute search patterns and recover objects from the ocean floor.
Navigation: You will hone your navigation skills by expanding your compass skills and your ability to perform natural navigation under the water.
Night Diving: Night dives are a new wonderful world in diving. You will learn about the equipment and skills needed to become an accomplished night diver.
Boat Diver: Your dives will be performed on a dive boat and throughout the process, you will learn how to become an effective boat diver.