Take the next step in your diving education and extend your range. Many dive operations require this certification for more advanced dives, and it is also a prerequisite for some specialty courses. You can start your Advanced Open Water training immediately after becoming certified as an Open Water Diver.
We complete five dives over two days, typically focused on buoyancy, underwater navigation, wreck diving, deep diving, and launching a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB).
As you plan your continuing education, you can apply each of your AOW dives as Dive 1 of a corresponding specialty course. To get you started on specialties, you will have the opportunity to complete the DSMB specialty along with your AOW dives at Dutch Springs.
The Advanced Open Water certification has two required dives, Deep dive and Navigation dive. The other three dives are left to the discretion of the student and/or instructor. We typically do a Peak Performance Buoyancy dive, Wreck dive, and Delayed Submersible Marker Buoy dive to complete the five dives. Students will need to study the appropriate chapters in the Advanced Open Water manual or eLearning to complete the knowledge development of the course.
Your course fee includes:
You will need full scuba equipment to dive at Dutch Springs, we will provide tanks and weights,