PADI Advanced Open Water Course
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 you 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 , Boat, Drift, Dry Suit, Night diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Fish ID, 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 for Jr AOW max depth of 70 feet) 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 a surface signaling device, a cutting tool 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 back-up light and a surface light. Advanced Open Water is also a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course and for many PADI Specialty courses.
Class Session (Prior to dive on site). Pre-Dive Briefings and Open Water Dives: Natural and Compass Navigation Dive, Deep Dive, and 3 facility-elected dives.
|Sunday: TBD (Navigation, Buoyancy)
|1/6/2024 Morro Bay
|Sunday - Deep, Boat, and Naturalist
|1/27/2024 Spectre Dive Boat
|Sunday - TBD (Search and Recovery, Navigation)
|Call for updated schedule or to be put on
|the interest list. 805-544-7227