The entire course consists of five dives which are conducted over a minimum of two days. The Advanced Open Water Class does not involve any classroom or pool work. Students must complete 5 sets of knowledge review questions that correspond with 5 open water dives.
The required five dives consist of the following two Core Dives:
The remaining three dives can be chosen from any of our specialty dives offered (dives are usually determined by the dive site).
|Search & Recovery||Multilevel|
|Peak Buoyancy||Underwater Videography|
Once you receive your training materials, read the text and complete the knowledge review questions at home, at your leisure, then schedule your dives. Prior to each dive, there will be a briefing specific to the dive. We will also go over the knowledge review and hand them in.
This fee covers academic material and instruction.
Required Equipment: $125
You will need to have a dive light, cylume stick, knife, and underwater slate.
You must provide a regulator/octo/gage, wetsuit, hood, and tank (this equipment can be rented from Scuba World at a cost of $75 for the weekend.
You must have your own personal equipment which includes: mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, weight and weight belt. (The weight and weight belt can be rented from Scuba World for $20.)
Upon completion of your independent study, you are now ready to take the information and apply it in the Open Water environment. Each dive from the PADI AOW Course may be counted as the first dive of the related specialty. We have three options for completion of these dives. Included are:
Quarry entrance fee: $30-40 per person / day
3 tank fills: $8 / fill
Accommodations to stay overnight. Either motels are $110 per night or camping at the quarry is $10 per night.
Cost Per Dive
You may schedule and pay for your dives individually. If you are going on vacation you can complete some of your dives with Scuba World and the rest at your destination.
Warm Water Checkout
Checkout dives may be completed on any of Scuba World’s dive trips. Ask about discounted courses on your next Scuba World dive adventure.