About Advanced Open Water

The Advanced Open Water class is just “more diving” building upon skills from Open Water (not advanced diving). This course can be taken immediately after completing Open Water. It’s titled Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

We will focus on buoyancy techniques, navigation underwater, complete one of our all time favorite dives- a night dive, and planning & executing deeper dives.

You will need the Advanced Open Water book and light to complete the course.

This is a TWO day (Saturday & Sunday) course with five dives and prior book work.

Prerequisite: 12 years+

Gear Rental is INCLUDED in all our recreational courses!

(BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Tank, and Weights)

Gilboa Weekends INFO

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.

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.

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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual is required required for this course.  Stop in the dive shop to pick one up and our staff will let you know which chapters to read.

Required Equipment

Beyond bringing your mask, fins and snorkel you’ll need to have your own dive light to complete the Night Dive. Additionally, the Advanced Diver Manual.

Rental gear (BCD, wetsuit, tank, weights, regulator, hood and gloves) is included in the course!  You will need to stop by Columbus Scuba the week prior to the scheduled course weekend to pick up your gear for class.


Students must have their Open Water Diver Certification to complete this course.

What’s Included

Gear Rental is INCLUDED in all our recreational courses!

(BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Tank, and Weights)

Certification cards and instructor fees are also included.

What’s Not Included

Students are responsible for their own quarry fees, underwater flashlight and Advanced Open Water manual.

What do I need to get started?

Register now or stop by to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning.

How long will it take?

Over the course of the weekend students will complete 5 specialty dives.

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