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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

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Advanced Open Water Certification Course

Starting at $650.00

Exploration, excitement and experiences are what scuba diving is all about. The Advanced Open Water Diver course is 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 different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. 

  • During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving

  • The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time

  • The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventure dives based on availability include Underwater Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Fish Identification, Wreck Diver,  Boat Diver, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Search and Recovery Diver, Underwater Navigator

What does your schedule look like?

  • Online eLearning or bookwork homework which is fun and informative

  • 5 Open Water Checkout dives done in the ocean on two seperate days

Click here to see our upcoming classes. 

What will you need?

Prior to scheduling your classroom session and water work, you must have:

  • Completed PADI Medical Form

  • Completed Knowledge Reviews & Quizzes for each section in the PADI eLearning

  • Mask, snorkel, fins, booties and gloves (though optional, hoods are recommended)

  • Required Gear: SMB, Finger Reel, Slate with Pencil, Flashlight and a Knife or Cutting Tool (Ask about our student discount)

  • Transportation to/from In2Deep, Santa Monica Swim Center, and the Catalina Express/Dive Boat Docks

Parking, meals and drinks, hotel accommodation, and gratuities are not included.

What will In2Deep Provide?

  • eLearning (online homework)

  • Scuba Gear Rental (ie. BCD, Wetsuit, Regulator with computer, tanks & weights)

  • 2 Round Trip Boat Tickets

  • 1 PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

  • 1 Project Aware Dive Against Debris Certification

  • A full retail shop to ensure you have all the equipment and accessories you need.

  • Professional staff members and instructors to guide you through your course.

Who can take this course? 

To be able to take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older

  • Have a PADI Open Water certification or equivalent

  • In good physical and mental health 

  • Must know how to swim

How to sign up?

Start now by calling (424) 744-8384, stopping in the shop or by purchasing the eLearning portion through the website below (balance of course tuition due at time of class scheduling):

Click Here to purchase your Advanced Open Water eLearning online.

Once the course is purchased, we can schedule your classroom and in-water training sessions. 

Click Here for information about our cancellation and return policies.