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Advanced Open Water & Adventures in Diving 

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.


Why Advanced Open Water Diver?
After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment. You will have the tools to become an Advanced diver. 


What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

  • Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)


What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following offered at Elmer's:

  • Boat Diver

  • Drift Diver (on most Elmer's dive trips)

  • Deep Diver

  • Night Diver

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search and Recovery Diver

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Navigator

  • Wreck Diver

We can also offer dry suit, or underwater photographer for an additional $75.00 other restrictions apply. Please call or e-mail for availability and details.


How long will it take?

  • Minimum Open Water Training: five dives over two days


What will I need?

  • Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak $54.95

  • Log Book

  • knife or cutting devise

  • slate

  • quality compass

  • SMB and whistle


Where can I go from here?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers at least 15 years of age can enroll in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver course.  Contact us at Elmer's Watersports to enroll in a PADI Advanced Diver course and prepare yourself to Go Pro.

Course fee: $499.00 and includes certification fees and dives. 

       Fee excludes text material, Equipment rental, entry fees at Haigh Quarry and transportation is the responsibility of the       participant.  Each participant must have their own mask and snorkel, boots and fins, timing device, compass, diving knife, slate, and signaling device, and two diving flashlights. 

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