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Advanced Open Water Diver

If you would like to acquire new skills that will allow you to participate in a wider range of diving activities, then our PADI Advanced Open Water program is for you. An Open Water certification is a prerequisite for the Advanced Open Water course. The advanced course consists of two required core dives:

  • Navigation Dive (compass work, including swimming patterns)
  • Deep Dive (in excess of 60 feet, including safety practices)

as well as three elective dives chosen from the following list:

  • Wreck Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Multi-level Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Boat Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Dry Suit Dive
  • Underwater Photo Dive

More information on the Advanced Open Water Diver course is available from PADI.

Cost: $40.00 per dive. $5.00 non-refundable deposit per dive required for registration.

Additional Costs: Text book is $47.00 or you may complete the Knowledge Development on line, click here for on line course. You must complete the Knowledge Reviews at the end of the 5 relevant chapters (both required dives and your 3 chosen electives) before your scheduled dives.

Required Equipment: Mask, fins, snorkel, regulator w/ alternate air, SPG, depth gauge, compass, BCD w/low-pressure inflator, exposure protection (wetsuit for cold water, hood, gloves), tank, weight system, dive knife. An underwater light and backup light (such as a cylume stick) are required for the elective Night Dive.

Rental Package: Rental package includes regulator w/ alternate air, SPG, depth gauge, compass, BCD w/ low pressure inflator, exposure suite (2pc cold water suit), hood, gloves, weights, 2 tanks. Rental costs is $35 per day ($70 for Friday pickup with Monday return). Lights are available on a first come, first serve basis. Cylume sticks are free!

Air Fills: Diver must provide air fills.

Dives are held at Circleville Dive Center and at  White Star Quarry (approx. 2 hours north of Columbus).


Course #

 Sat Sept 10 Circleville

Sun Sept 11 WhiteStar

Advanced Dive Schedule:

Sat Elective Buoyancy Dive 3:00pm 

Sat Navigation Dive  4:30pm 

Sat Elective Night Dive 8:30pm

Sun Deep Dive  10:00am

Sun Elective Wreck Dive  11:00am