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Exploration, Excitement,  Experiences!

That’s what the Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.


You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding Specialty Diver Course. Your advanced certification will also include enriched air nitrox training. 


Junior Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enrol in our Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your Instructor.

What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are five required dives. 


  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Underwater Navigation

  • Night 

  • Deep (Nitrox Dive)

  • Wreck (Nitrox Dive)


Note: Deep and Wreck dives are off the boat – location Annapolis and near by wall.


How Can I Start Learning Now?

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.


eLearning uses videos, audio, graphics and reading to help you learn, plus short quizzes that let you gauge your progress, and then offers a review of anything you happen to miss. You develop dive skills during actual dives with your instructor. By completing knowledge development online, you’re ready to meet with your instructor and start having fun in the water program. 


Training – Review, Pool and Ocean 


What Gear Will I use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife and dive light

Sea Dragon Charters provides all necessary gear rentals. Your Sea Dragon Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear

Next Step:

Phone us now: 1 604 329 3486


Visit us for chat: 6373 Bruce St, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2G5

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