Advanced Open Water Diver


The Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers.” During the course your Instructor will take you through four complete specialty courses (for example; Deep, Navigation, Photo, Video, Intro to Tech, Tender, etc.) covering all the skills and subjects, so that by the end you will feel comfortable to conduct dives of a similar nature.Once you have logged your 25th dive (these can include any and all training dives), and verification of completing four specialties and you will be awarded the Advanced Scuba Diver certification.

By earning the Advanced Scuba Diver certification you will have increased abilities and comfort in the water and be ready for the next step, Rescue Diver.

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diving knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance their dive training
  • Any Advanced Adventure diver or equivalent who would like to receive more experience in the specialties they participated in during their Advanced Adventure diver program

Course prerequisites:

  • Open Water Scuba Diver, Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age

What you can expect to learn:

  • Detailed information about four Diver specialties of your choice

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to experience several specialties at the sport level
  • Continued diver education, skills, and knowledge
  • Ability to enroll in/complete selected specialties
  • After successful completion, ability to enroll in the Rescue Diver Course

SDI Advanced Diver minimum requirements:

  • Complete four Specialty Diver courses or equivalent; only 1 course without dives, may be credited towards the Advanced Diver development program, with the exception of Computer Nitrox
  • Proof of 25 logged dives
  • After the previous requirements are met and verified by an instructor, the instructor issues the Advanced Open Water Diver certification
  • Requirements for the Junior Advanced include the above requirements, provided the four specialty courses they have taken are allowed by their age

How do I take this course?

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