Advanced Diving
Advanced Diving

PADI Advanced Open Water

Do you want to take your training to the next level?

  • Explore the deeper depths more safely
  • Explore historic shipwrecks off the New England coast
  • Improve your Navigation Skills
  • Improve your Buoyancy
  • Enjoy the changes that occur at your local dive sites after nightfall

. . . Then the PADI Advanced Open Water Course is for you!

The Course

This course is perfect for any diver who wants to take their training to the next level by trying new skills while honing those skills that they learned in the Open Water Scuba Course. This course consists of five modules.  The modules that we complete at Undersea Divers are Deep Diving, Underwater Navigation, Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Underwater Naturalist. This class is one of the most fun and challenging courses offered by PADI!


Diving is best learned in the water and not through hours of lecture in the classroom. We at Undersea Diving recognize this and have designed this course to maximize the amount of time in the water. The instructors will serve as your guide throughout your course. They will be able to answer questions and help organize and lead the dives. After you pick up you AOW kit you will have to do some self study. You need to read the five chapters in the manual that pertain to the dives you will do. At the end of each chapter there is a knowledge review which needs to be completed before class. You will participate in the five adventure dives, usually two on a Saturday and two on Sunday and one during the week after work. (individually tailored courses are available).


In order to enroll you must be twelve years old and already hold either a PADI Open Water Diver or an equivalent certification or a PADI Adventure Diver Certification. If you have met both of those requirements then come join us on a down and begin a new diving adventure.

Dive Gear Needed

To participate you will need a full set of SCUBA gear including mask, fins, snorkel, an appropriate exposure suit, regulator, SPG, octopus, compass, depth gauge, timing device, BCD, two tanks and a knife. Special Equipment needed: Dive Light and backup, cylum stick or marking light and surface marker buoy (aka Safety Sausage). This class price does not include rental gear. If you need to rent a wetsuit, regulator, BCD, weights and tanks we will rent them to you at the 1/2 price student rate. Other equipment may be specified depending on the dives chosen.

Course Cost

Course Tuition: $395
Boat Fee: $80.00
Textbook: $58.00
MA Sales Tax $3.63

How do I get started?

You need to come in to the dive shop and pay for the class and pick up your Advanced Open Water Diver Student Kit or you can register over the phone at 978-927-9551.

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