|DSOM Advanced Open Water Course|
Advanced Open Water Diver Certification
Becoming a certified open water diver is your first step into the larger world of scuba. The journey continues in the Advanced Open Water Course. Whether you’ve only just been certified or you have 100 dives under your fins, the Advanced Open Water Course will help you gain valuable experience and build useful skills with an instructor to guide you.
Advanced Open Water certification allows you to participate in advanced trips and advanced dives and you will be able to dive with a buddy independent of supervision. Anywhere you go, the Advanced Open Water certification card identifies you as a capable and competent diver. When you travel, divemasters will know you have the training and skills for more advanced and often more interesting dives and they will guide you accordingly.
In the course you will complete five advanced dives. The core of the curriculum is instruction in deep diving and underwater navigation. In addition to academic work in these subjects, you will embark upon a deep dive under the guidance of an instructor and you’ll do an underwater navigation dive. Beyond these core components, you’ll learn peak buoyancy skills, underwater photography, mapping, fish identification and much more.
The Advanced Open Water course provides you with the skills to be a better diver and a more confident diver. Your training builds on the four main components of scuba education: knowledge, skills, equipment and experience. With more knowledge, a broader set of skills, a deeper understanding of your equipment and greater experience, your confidence and ability increases dramatically and so does your enjoyment of every dive.