PADI Adv. Open Water Course

Description ~ Prerequisites ~ Course Content


The Advanced Open Water (AOW) Certification Course is designed to expand upon skills learned in the Open Water course. It's a good course to take if you want to improve your diving skills quickly or if haven't been diving recently. SLO Ocean Currents specializes in having a great time while accelerating the learning experience. AOW is a compact, high-impact diving program that emphasizes diving over formal class sessions. It provides the novice diver with a structured, well-supervised means to gain the practical experience needed after entry level certification. This course will allow you to participate in various underwater activities that will broaden both your awareness of the underwater environment and your capabilities as a diver.

You will be expanding your diving horizons into Compass and Natural Navigation, Deep Diving and 3 Elective Dives (either Altitude, Boat, Drift, Dry Suit, Multilevel, Night diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography, or Wreck Diving). This course is offered by SLO Ocean Currents in a variety of formats (see Schedule or call SLO Ocean Currents for details).


Anyone at least 15 years of age(12 Jr AOW) with a valid Scuba Certification Card is eligible for this course, regardless of the issuing certification agency. For class dives, you must supply a complete Scuba diving system (including BC, Compass and Timing Device); equipment rental is available to our AOW students at Half Price! For the Night Dive you will also need a primary dive light and back-up light, a chemical glow stick, and a surface signaling device. Advanced Open Water is also a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course and for many PADI Specialty courses.


Class Session (usually one evening). Pre-Dive Briefings and Open Water Dives: Natural and Compass Navigation Dive, Night Dive, Deep Dive, and 3 facility-elected dives.

SLO Ocean Currents
3121 South Higuera, Suite B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-7227 or (805) 544-DIVE
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