PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
For starters, as a part of the Advanced Open Water Course certification, you get to select 5 PADI Specialty programs. 2 are mandatory to progress your diving education (Deep Diving & Navigation). Each of the 5 open water dives you do as a part of this course, will be unique and structured in line with those specialties. Yup, that’s right, no pool sessions for this course! The main objective behind the PADI Advanced Open Water certification is that it lets you experience 5 different diving environments or skills. No need for you to complete the entire specialty course. The Advanced Open Water Certification gives you the opportunity to advance your dive skills, gain experience and help you discover the type of diving that interests you.
If you’ve checked out the PADI website, you can see that there are a plethora of specialties. So, keep in mind that your main goal is to become a better SCUBA DIVER first!! For example, let’s say you want to take Photography/Videography Course, what good are your skills as a photographer going to be if your Buoyancy isn’t any good!! Become a better SCUBA DIVER first then take the other courses. You can choose any 3 of the 4 specialties depending on what interests you. These are the specialties ScubaStop recommends. We feel these are the most helpful for you, to grow as a NEW SCUBA DIVER.
Choose 3 out of these 4 Specialties to finish out your Advanced Open Water Course certification. With the years of experience, we know these 4 Specialties are the ones that make YOU a BETTER DIVER!! If you would like to know more about the course, click on the picture for a short description.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also be introduced to a dive light, lift bags, dive reel, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.