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 2112 Armory Drive, Santa Rosa, CA  |  707-542-3100   |

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

5 Fun Dives. 5 Different Dive Themes. No Test

The best way for Certified divers to gain experience is to do so under supervision in the PADI Adventures in Diving program. By completing this course you will receive your Advanced Certification, required for many diving activities like wreck diving, etc.. Commonly completed over just one weekend, you will make 5 dives, each having a different theme, such as: Night Diving, Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, Altitude Diving, Wreck Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Photography, and much more. Because of their great importance to your enjoyment and safety, Underwater Navigation, and Deep Diving (greater than 60 feet), are required as 2 out of the 5 dives. The theme of the remaining 3 dives is optional, but mostly determined by location.

The entire course is just so fun - you read up on each of the 5 different dives, hear a pre-dive explanation from your Instructor about what is involved with each dive, make each dive, and then have a de-briefing conversation after each dive on what you experienced.

Equipment Needed

  • Required equipment is NOT included in the cost of tuition.
  • Required equipment: mask, snorkel, fins, surface marker bouy, compass, slate, and light (if night diving)
  • The scuba equipment needed for Advanced Open Water Dives is available for rent at a discounted rate: Buoyancy Compensator, Regulator with Computer, Wetsuit, Hood, Gloves, Tanks, and Weights.
  • Plan ahead and come in early to reserve any rental gear needed. Rental gear is on a first come first served basis.


How to get started:

To participate in the PADI Advanced Diver Course you must have adequate swimming skills, be in good physical health, and properly fill out a medical questionnaire. Padi medical

  • Please note: a medical evaluation by your doctor may be required to properly complete the medical form. Please complete the medical questionnaire first, so you have time to schedule a doctor's appointment, if needed. 
  • There are no refunds for failing to properly complete the medical form.

When ready, click here and go to the Padi online eLearning center and get started on the self home study portion. Or stop by SEALS for book packet.

Complete 6 modules including Thinking like a diver, Deep, Navigation, Peak performance buoyancy, Altitude, and Search and Recovery

MONTEREY DATES: finalize details and directions at SEALS (shop).

TAHOE DATES: directions & MAP. Dives will be held at Meeks Bay Resort (there is a day use fee). Paul the instructor will be staying at Tahoe Valley Campground.


  • Online version: E-learning including online card application $216, Tuition $300 = $516


Cancellation Policy
We ask that you are committed to your dates before you sign up for class. You may cancel or change the date up to 3 weeks prior to your class date with a 4% processing fee. Any cancelations or date changes after the 3-week cut off will incur a $50 fee per student. Starting 1 week prior to your class date there are no refunds for cancelations or transfers. Failure to show up or call will forfeit your tuition. If you do not complete all your skills in the pool, or Open Water Dives. Private Dives can be scheduled at an additional cost. Tuition is non-refundable once your class begins, completed or not. 
Please review the medical form before signing up. Rescheduling due to needing a physician's release is subject to our policy above.

We need a minimum of 3 students to run this class. If the minimum is not met we will reschedule the class for a later date.

Please fill out the Student Form below

Please call to schedule class dates 707-542-3100

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Must have Open Water Diver certification.
Requirements: You will need your own personal Mask, Snorkel, Fins, (as well as Boots and Gloves if diving in California), 2 dive lights and tank light for night dive, and an underwater writing slate. Most divers buy their own wet suit and scuba gear too, we have some great options for you...however we also rent equipment. For your Adventures Diving weekend, if you choose to rent, we offer a wet suit and scuba gear package for just $100. The best scenario of course, is to purchase your gear before your class and get use to it during class. The choice is yours.
Please read all information before signing up. Price doesn't include PADI e-learning and card processing.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.