PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


Learn From The Experts In Diver Training

Welcome to the World of SCUBA Diving!

We at Diver Dan’s look forward to helping you get trained as an Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver. If you have any questions or would like to sign up stop by or call us.

Class Format

The Advanced Open Water SCUBA Course is a one-week class consisting of:
  • One classroom session
  • One pool session
  • Five ocean training dives on the weekend of the class.
The ocean training dives consist of:
  1. Navigation dive
  2. Deep dive
  3. Night dive
  4. Boat dive (Due to Social Distancing Orders for the State of California we can only allow 8 people per boat)
  5. One other elective dive that can be customized to the student’s desires
The elective dive, selected by the class and your instructor, may include an AWARE Fish ID dive, Dry Suit dive, Enriched Air Dive,  Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy dive, Search and Recovery dive, Underwater Digital Photography dive, or a Wreck dive.

What You Will Need To Buy

At the first day of class, you will need and complete the

Before your ocean dives you will need your own personal snorkeling gear, including:

Training Fees

The total training fees are $400.00. The fees are broken down as follows:

$150.00 Registration Fee / Boat Fee
$250.00 Instructor / Certification Fee*

If you wish to skip the traditional classroom training, you may complete your classroom training Online (additional cost). Click on the image below to learn more about PADI’s eLearning!

Cost of Traditional Classroom Materials Versus Online e Leaning
Traditional: Advanced Manual = $59.99
Online: PADI eLearning = $204.00
It costs $144.01 LESS to do Traditional Classroom Learning

What You May Rent

You may rent the rest of your SCUBA diving equipment at Diver Dan’s. This includes your:

  • Wetsuit (two-piece 7mm), Hood, Regulator (with Dive Computer, Compass & Whistle), Weight Belt and Weights, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), and Tanks.

Medical Concerns or Questions?

To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download the PADI Medical Release Form to review before coming to class.

If you are currently under the care of a medical doctor or have a pre-existing medical condition that requires permission from a physician, you will need to have a signed medical release form from your doctor before you can participate in any in-water activities.

Diver Dan’s puts safety first.  If any customer, while enrolled in a class of Diver Dan’s , is observed to be under the influence of alcohol,  marijuana, or other drugs; he or she will be asked to leave the class immediately.  The customer will forfeit all fees paid.  There will be no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

No store fees will be refunded once class has begun. Classes are transferable for up to one year from original start date.

Class Schedule

Start DatesFormatTimesPool DateOcean DatesInstructor
April 2, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmApril 4 (Thu)April 6 / 7Chu / Niemiec
April 15 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmApril 17 (Wed)April 20 / 21Cotter / Pere
April 30, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmMay 2 (Thu)May 4 / 5Kim / Wilson
May 13 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmMay 15 (Wed)May 18 / 19Karahroudy / Gapasin
June 4, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmJune 6 (Thu)June 8 / 9Kastner / Burdick
June 17, 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmJune 19 (Wed)June 22 / 23Duggal / Mautino
July 9, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmJuly 11 (Thu)July 13 / 14Vandercook / Bouldin
July 22, 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmJuly 24 (Wed)July 27 / 28Mayer / Jiang
August 6 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmAug. 8 (Thu)Aug. 10 / 11Epperly / Halem
August 19, 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmAug. 21 (Wed) Aug. 24 / 25Hoyt / Daurelio
September 10, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmSept 12 (Thu)Sept. 14 / 15Chu / Niemic
September 23, 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmSep. 25 (Wed)Sept. 28 / 29Cotter / Pere
October 8, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmOct. 10 (Thu)Oct. 12 / 13Kim / Wilson
October 21 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmOct. 23 (Wed)Oct. 26 / 27Karahroudy / Gapasin
November 5, 2024Tue/Thu7-10pmNov. 7 (Thu)Nov. 9 / 10Kastner / Burdick
November 18, 2024Mon/Wed7-10pmNov. 20 (Wed)Nov. 23 / 24Duggal / Mautino

Classes scheduled less than 24 hours prior to the class start time are not guaranteed. Please call the store for more details.

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