Advanced Diver

By bcwolfen - Posted on 23 May 2009

You’ve taken your open water scuba diver course and now you are ready to expand your knowledge but you would like to see what is out there first. The PADI Advanced Diver course will give you an overview of five (5) selected PADI specialties. Two of the specialties are Deep Diver and Navigations Diver, which are the foundation of continuing diver education.

Nanaimo Dive Outfitters believes in helping you grow your diving skills in the best possible way so we have designed an Advanced Open Water Diver course that maximizes your future dive opportunities.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Peak performance buoyancy
  • Underwater navigation
  • Deep diving
  • Night diving
  • Drysuit Diver

Other options are available, but we feel these skills give you the best experiences for diving in our waters.

Drysuit credit! If you already have your Drysuit Diver certification, 1 dive will credit towards the corresponding Adventure dive in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five (5) specialties and not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One (1) dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards a complete specialty certification.

Equipment Requirements for Course
In addition to scuba gear, students will require the following items for the duration of the course:

  • Primary dive light
  • Backup dive light
  • Dive knife
  • Dive slate
  • Compass
  • DSMB & Reel

Course Format

  • Academics - elearning through PADI
  • Practical Skill Development - 5 ocean dives under the guidance of an NDO PADI Instructor

Scuba equipment rentals are available if required.

Start your PADI Advance Open Water course today simply by registering for e-learning.

Contact Nanaimo Dive Outfitters today to start your scuba diving adventure!

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