Advanced Course


You can begin this course immediately after Open Water certification. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, and fine-tune buoyancy skills. You will make five dives: 

  • a deep dive (required), 
  • a navigation dive (required), 

and your choice of three additional dives such as:

Advanced Buoyancy

DSMB deployment

Search and Recovery

Night (Friday evenings only)


Wreck dive (depending on water temperature)

College credit is available for this course.



  • Compass
  • Dive knife or cutting tool
  • Dive light

Age Requirement

13, but 15 is recommended

Course Prerequisites

Open Water

Time Commitment

Approximately 8 hours of study and one weekend of diving.(5 Dives)

Cost:  $329.99 (SDI)

       $339.99 (PADI)

  • *Advanced Adventure is the SDI course title, and Advanced Open Water is PADI’s.