PADI Dive Center
Advanced Open Water Course
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choice.
2 Days in Cabo:
5 Open Water Dives
All necessary Equipment
At least 12 years old
PADI Open Water Certified
Here are a few options: Dive Against Debris, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Rescue, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section for a complete list of specialty dive options.
Take This Course If You Want to
• Gain more diving experience
• Practice navigation
• Sample different types of diving
Learn How to
• Explore below 18m/60ft
• Improve your buoyancy
• Use a compass
Get started NOW:
Sign up for PADI eLearning: click here
Chose option: Continue Education –> Advanced Open Water
Cabo Trek PADI Store Number is: 25979
Contact us and let us know when you’ll be in Cabo and if you have any questions or doubts.
Reserve your spots now by clicking the “Book Now” button below.
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Course prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or qualifying entry-level certification.
The minimum age to start the Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12.
- Divers 15 or older earn an Advanced Open Water Diver certification
- Divers between the age of 12-14 earn a Junior Advanced Open Water
- Diver certification Divers 10-11 can earn a Junior Adventure Diver certification. Upon turning 12, they can complete the deep dive and earn a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Divers certified as Junior Advanced Open Water Divers automatically become Advanced Open Water Divers at age 15. Any replacement certification card or eCard purchased the day after the diver’s 15th birthday will automatically show an Advanced Open Water Diver (not Jr. Advanced Open Water Diver) certification.
eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours.
The practical part on site: 2-3 days
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications, and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.
Avoid disappointment; download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters, and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course includes one deep dive. How deep? The answer depends on your age, local regulations, and dive site depths.
- The maximum depth for divers 15 or older is 30 meters/100 feet
- For divers 12-15 years old, the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet
The depths listed above are the maximum depth; your dive may be shallower. A deep dive is considered anything below 18 meters/60 feet. Put another way, a dive to just 19 meters/62 feet qualifies as a deep dive.
These specialty dives are available almost anywhere:
- Fish Identification
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Digital Underwater Imaging
- Search & Recovery
- Underwater Naturalist
- Enriched Air Nitrox
The cost of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning varies by region and is nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and unlimited access to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning via the PADI Digital Library. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the in-water portion of your course.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning will be available for one year from the time of program registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual through the PADI Digital Library app. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning should take approximately 12 to 15 hours to complete.
Once you finish PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and are ready for the practical portion of the course. At the end of the Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning program, you will need to print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort or email it to them.
Is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning available for Apple? Android? Windows?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning is currently available for Apple and Android operating systems only.
Once you’ve refreshed your skills, you may want to keep improving and expanding your dive knowledge.
- PADI Specialty courses are a great way to build new skills while exploring new corners of the underwater world.
On the day of your tour, you will meet in our office and storefront 15 minutes before the time of your tour. While in the shop, we’ll process your payment or revise your reservation, allow you time to shop around our storefront for souvenirs and read up on some of the educational activities you’ll be partaking in that day. We offer free wi-fi, cookies, water before everyone is ready to head to the dock. Then we’ll take a quick 1-minute walk from the shop to the port. There you’ll board our boat, put on your life vests, be given a complimentary water bottle, and finally, set out on your adventure!