The Dive Shop Advanced Open Water Course

Improve Your Skills - PADI Advanced Open Water

PADI's Advanced Open Water Course gives you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement!

PADI AOW Course Details

Whether you just finished your PADI Open Water certification, have a beginning level diving certification from another agency or you have hundreds of logged dives. PADI's Advanced Open Water Course gives you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement! To complete the Advanced Open Water Course you will need to complete 5 additional training dives. Check the list below.

You prepare for the course by pre-reading the 5 appropriate sections of the Adventures in Diving manual and complete the knowledge reviews in the comfort of your home. You then meet your instructor for a brief review of the knowledge reviews and then into the water to complete the water skills. It is an exciting way to gain more diving experience and to earn the PADI Advanced Open Water certification. That's all there is to it. What are you waiting for? The Advanced Open Water Course is offered every time The Dive Shop goes to Mexico.

Wait, there's more.........

Your completed Advanced Open Water dives may be credited towards the first dive of the related specialty. This means you are actually moving towards two certifications with each AOW training dive! What a quick and simple way to gain more diving knowledge while exposing yourself to new diving experiences.

Course includes:

  • Advance Open Water Training Manual
  • PADI data carrier slate
  • Certification photo
  • PADI Certification card
  • 5 educational training dives / supervising Instructor

*Certification Trip Not Included.

Also available as a PADI online course


What does the course cost? - $235

PADI AOW class is offered on most trips. Call 520-326-DIVE for your choice of trips.

Advanced Open Water Dive Choices

In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba specialty dives to try.

  • Navigation (REQUIRED)
  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Project AWARE Fish ID
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Deep Diver (REQUIRED)
  • Naturalist
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery
  • Digital Underwater Videography
  • Wreck Diver

Call 520-326-DIVE to register for a PADI Advanced Open Water Course.

The Dive Shop is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.