Advanced Open Water

Vancouver Island offers 100’s of shore accessible dive sites with even more available by boat. Start exploring the diversity that Vancouver Island diving offers by gaining experience to dive in a variety of different conditions such as off a boat, in current, at night, on a wreck, with a drysuit, and more! The goal of the PADI Advanced Open Water class is to expand your experience in different diving conditions. During your class, you will dive at least 3 different dive sites.

Ask about special pricing and options to combine your Advanced Open Water class with your Nitrox and/or Drysuit specialty classes.

Prerequisites: Open Water (or equivalent), 15 years of age (12 years of age for Junior Advanced Open Water – some depth and dive limitations apply to Junior Advanced Open Water classes. Please contact us for more details.)

Required equipment: cutting device & compass plus additional equipment which may be required by student selected “Adventure” dives indicated below.

Need equipment or have questions about the required equipment? Please contact us. We are happy to offer advice and facilitate equipment rental and purchase.

Course Structure: 5 dives plus classroom, generally taught over 3 days or a combination of evenings and a weekend. 2 of the 5 dives must a Navigation dive and a Deep dive to 100′. Students select 3 additional “Adventure” dives from the following:

  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Boat*
  • Drift*
  • Drysuit
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox)
  • Night**
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Photography***
  • Underwater Videography***
  • Wreck**

* surface signalling device required
** primary and backup lights required
*** student to provide his or her own underwater camera devices and housings

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