What is the Advanced Open Water Diver Course ?
The Advanced open water course is for those that want to have fun while learning something new. This course will immerse you in new skills while helping divers to build confidence and gain experience.
The SSI or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification requires a diver to complete 4 SSI Specialty programs that interest you, as well as log 24 dives and you will receive the SSI/PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Click here for a list of Specialties to choose from. (See the specialities below.)
Discover all SSI specialities
- Enriched Air Nitrox Certification
Learn more about how scuba diving with more oxygen can increase your no decompression time, especially when doing more than one dive in a day.Dates & Rates
- Deep Diving Specialty
Unlock new depths of the ocean…. literally. The allure of the deep is real and in some cases a wreck lies in the deep or a school hammerheads swim below.Dates & Rates
- Navigation Specialty
In the SSI Navigation Specialty, learn the techniques of how to navigate under water by compass and by natural navigation.Dates & Rates
- Night & Limited Visibility Specialty
In the Night & Limited Visibility Specialty you will learn how to communicate at night, to navigate at night, and Identify changes in animal behaviorsDates & Rates
- Perfect Buoyancy
Divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. This allows you to be more efficient in the water, more comfortable, and can lead to better air consumption.Dates & Rates
For more than 45 years, SSI has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world.