The PADI Advanced Open Water course ADVANCES your diving skills. You will gain more experience, build confidence, and try different Adventure dives which may lead you to explore the full specialty at a later date.
- 2 or more divers: $1099
- 6 boat dives
- Single diver: $1099 + $299 private fee for Deep/Navigation day
What dives do we do?
It takes five adventure dives to complete your Advanced Open Water class (in as little as 2 days). There are two required adventure dives –Deep and Underwater Navigation—and then you choose three other dives with your instructor.
The additional dives that we offer are:
- Night (highly recommended)
- Fish ID
- Boat Diver
- Underwater Digital Photographer
- Underwater Naturalist
- Peak Performance Buoyancy (may be Instructor required)
- Search and Recovery
- Be an Open Water Diver and age 18 and older and able to present your certification card
- Have been diving within the past two years
- Complete the PADI eLearning Advanced Open Water Diver sections
**Must affiliate with Kona Honu Divers or additional charges apply
- Review and complete the PADI Medical Statement
- Provide Mask, Snorkel and Fins (available for purchase at a discount)
- Dive Equipment (available for purchase or rent)
- Check in at the shop the day prior to the start of the class (or email communication to review paperwork)
Is this Advanced Scuba Course Right for You?
Reasons to take this course include:
- Learning new skills
- Becoming a safer diver
- Becoming a better dive buddy
- Increasing awareness of more possibilities
- Improving underwater comfort
- Expanding your diving potential
The PADI advanced scuba certification course is a step in the education process to becoming a safer, and more competent diver. By learning more about the different skills and types of diving you will extend your capabilities and your options. Dive deeper and in more challenging conditions. Learn how to find your way back, and take a step towards Divemaster (professional) or Master diver (recreational). Even if you don’t want to become a professional by taking this advanced certification course, you will have an opportunity to take the next step towards Rescue Diver.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can take this course?
Any diver over the age of 18 that has completed the PADI Open Water Diver course, SSI Open Water Diver, NAUI Scuba Diver, or any other recognized program from one of the many international training organizations throughout the world.
How many dives do you need for advanced diver?
There are no minimum number of dives needed to take this advanced PADI certification course.
What is the cost of the Advanced Certification course if I’ve already done the e-learning?
The course will only cost $989 if you’ve already completed the e-learning.
Is advanced PADI worth it?
The advanced course is a prerequisite to Rescua diver (one of the best courses you can take. You will also learn how to dive deeper and refine bouyancy skills. Navigation can also be a lifesaver if you’re diving without a guide. All-in-all any serous diver should take this course if you want to learn more than the basics.
How long does it take to become advanced scuba diver?
It will typically take 2-3 days depending on the number of dives per day.
How deep can you go with advanced certification in scuba diving?
Once complete you can dive up to 100 feet (30 meters).
How deep can you go without advanced certification in scuba diving?
60 feet or 20 meters.
What is the most advanced diving certification?
As a recreational diver Master Scuba Diver is the highest rating you can achieve.
As a professional, Course Director is the highest rating available.
How much is advanced diving course?
The Kona scuba advanced certification course is $1099. This includes e-learning and 6 boat dives.
Can you dive alone with PADI Advanced Open Water?
Take the self-reliant diver specialty course to learn to dive alone. You must be 18 years or older, have 100 logged dives, and complete a skills assessment before the course.