Detailed Scuba Dive Class Itinerary
You don’t have to be “advanced” to take this course! It’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through a variety of Adventure Dives. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.
PADI requires five dives to complete Advanced Open Water Certification – two are specified by PADI: 1) Underwater Navigation and 2) Deep Diving, plus you must complete three additional Adventure Dives of your choice. Dive Paradise can take you on a minimum of 5 different Adventure Dives over a 2-3 day period to help build confidence and expand your scuba skills, for completion of this certification.
Included in your Advanced Open Water course with Dive Paradise is a shore dive for Underwater Navigation.
You can then schedule boat dives for Deep Diving and three other dives to complete the certification. To take advantage of the beauty of Cozumel’s reef system and Dive Paradise’s expertise, we recommend: Deep Diving plus Multi-Level Diving (can be combined in one boat trip), Underwater Naturalist, and Night Diving. All of these dives will be giving you valuable experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. They are also fun! You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to experience scuba diving.
To get started immediately, sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.
In your home town, you can also check with your local dive shop for copies of the Adventures in Diving manual and the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package).
Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.