• Advanced OWD


The  Advanced Open Water Diver class brings the Open Water Diver’s new skills based on adventure dives such as: Deep dive, Underwater navigation, plus any three adventure dives to choose among the available specialties.

We teach a total of 10 hours training program include:

Theory , 1 Confined water session, and open water dives. 

At the end of the course our students are well trained with a good technique and have fun diving.

The IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver program is designed to provide IANTD Open Water students with an opportunity to explore various types of diving activities under the supervision and guidance of a trained and experienced Instructor.

The primary purpose of this course is based on three goals:

Provide novice or inexperienced divers with additional training in conditions other than which they were trained at the Open Water Level such as Night, in Deeper waters or in Current.

Provide Open Water Certified Divers with an opportunity to explore different types of diving activity so that they may make a more informed decision regarding different paths of Continuing Education.

- Provide the additional required diving experience necessary for divers wishing to enroll in advanced level programs such as Deep Air, Advanced Nitrox, Rebreather, Night and Overhead.

Course prerequisites

Must be a Open water diver minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Includes: 5 boat dives, 5 classroom sessions, Advanced OWD student kit, certification, boat trips.

  Not includedequipment rental and gas.

Theory: three independent lectures: 

Dive Planning for Advanced Open Water Dives. 

Diving deeper. 

Limited Visibility and Night Diving.

Basic Underwater Navigation.

Continuing Education.

Stress in diving.

Open water dives.The course may be completed in 4 to 7 dives however, to ensure a purposeful learning experience. Divers are also required to log at least 120 minutes of bottom time. It is therefore strongly recommended that students complete at least 5 dives.

Suggested Core Dives:

Search & Rescue. Underwater Navigation. Salvage. Drift. Night. Deep (90 fsw or 27 msw). Wreck (Non-penetration). Simulated Decompression. 

Underwater Navigation. Boat. Nitrox. Dry Suit. 

Underwater Naturalist/Scientific Diver. 

Underwater Photography. 


Equipment Requirements

1. A sufficient quantity of gas will be carried by the diver to allow completion of the dive time requirements incorporating the correct gas management rule. For no-stop diving, ½ + 200 psig (14 bar); and for dives with stops or in overhead environments, the Rule of Thirds. 

2. A primary gas supply systems featuring an alternate second stage or alternate breathing source, or redundant gas system as specified in the Equipment Requirements for each Program.

3. A quick release weight ballast system (if appropriate).

4. Submersible pressure gauge.

5. Buoyancy control device (BCD), including a cylinder support system.

6. Mask, fins and snorkel (if appropriate).

7. Means of monitoring depth and bottom time. This can be done through the use of a depth gauge and bottom timer or a dive computer.

8. Submersible dive table must be used as backup to a dive computer or for control of the dive

9. Appropriate exposure suit for the environment in which the diver is being trained.

10. Slate and pencil. (not required in the Supervised Diver or OW Diver course).

11. Cutting tool or device.

12. Compass.

13. Surface alert device (whistle, diver alert, etc.) (not required in the Supervised Diver or OW Diver course).

14. Equipment is to be configured in a neat low-drag manner.