Advanced Open Water

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AdvancedDon't let the name deceive you.

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is for everyone.

Whether you're a newly certified diver looking for what's next or an older diver wanting to get back underwater, the Advanced Open Water course will give you skills and training you can use on any dive.

The active diver will not only enjoy diving more often, but they will become more comfortable and confident in their own diving skills and thus become safer divers.

The Advanced Open Water course will give you an introduction into five specialty areas of diving. These skills will enable you to dive more often and in different environments.

Through home study and one class session, you'll learn the basics of the five specialty areas. These include three fundamental dives; Night dive, Deep dive and Navigation dive. You have your choice of two elective dives, which usually include Altitude and Search and Recovery.

Confined Water
You'll review basic skills if necessary and preview skills used in the specialty areas.

Open Water
You'll make your five advanced dives over the course of two days at one of our local hot-springs or lakes.

You must already be certified as an Open Water Diver before you take the Advanced Open Water Diver course. A Liability and medical statements MUST be signed prior to the first class.

PADI eLearning
Take the academic portion of the course online through PADI's online interactive programs and then finish your inwater and practical elements with Dive Utah.

Advanced Open Water requires at least 1 class session.  This may be done at the open water site.  They may be a pool session as well.  Final dives are conducted over 2 days at a local lake, hot spring or a Dive Utah sponsored trip.  Please call the shop closest to you or use the “Sign up Now” to get started scheduling your class.


At Dive Utah, we feel the most
important thing for any diver is to stay active.