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That's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don't have to be "advanced" to take it – it's designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your New Horizons PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.


Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you've already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you've earned credit for an Adventure Dive.


Who Should Take This Course?


PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives - check with your PADI Instructor. If you're already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


What Will You Learn?


Over the course of five dives, you will experience new adventures focused on a variety of diving topics. Two specific dives  are required: a Deep Dive, and an Underwater Navigation dive. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The other three will cover subjects somewhat dependent on where and when you take the course.


Upcoming local training dates:

Call 859-277-1234 for upcoming dates

* Contact the shop for details on location, times, etc.

Also click here to look at our "Trips" page that has some options for taking the Advanced Open Water Course on an excursion with us!!!


How Do I Sign Up?

Simply come in to New Horizons to get your textbook and to complete some paperwork. Give us a call at 859-277-1234 for more info.