The PADI Advanced Open Water course is designed to improve your diving skills and give you added confidence in various diving conditions. Unlike the basic open water course, it stresses practical application rather than theory. This means only one classroom session, one pool session and five open water dives. This course is ideal for the diver who has just passed his/her open water course or for those certified divers who wish to further their diving experience.


  • PADI Open Water Diver -or- Junior Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old
  • Participant must complete a PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document
  • If participant has a “yes” checked on their Diver’s Medical Questionnaire form, we must insist they consult a physician before participating in any scuba diving programs. They will need to have a doctor sign off on a Medical Statement Participant Record, clearing them to scuba dive. This form must be presented to Underwater Phantaseas on the day of their scheduled participation.



Online training or eLearning is known as the "knowledge development" portion of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. The online training consists of multiple sections, with a series of questions to be answered at the end of each section. It is designed so you can learn at your own pace and when it's convenient for you. Complete the academics online in preparation for your class & pool sessions.


During the classroom session, students review the information in the PADI Adventures in Diving online eLearning training (including sections listed below). Questions encountered during the online eLearning will be answered by the instructor, and a “quick review” quiz will be administered. In the pool, students practice skills that will be used during the open water dives.


5 open water dives, over a minimum period of 2 days are required to complete the Advanced Open Water Certification. Depending upon location and local dive conditions, your instructor will choose from the following group of dives:

  • Navigation
  • Deep
  • Altitude
  • Wreck
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Night (classroom only)


  • Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning - Touch (includes PADI processing fee) - $183.00
  • Data Carrier Slate - $20.80
  • High altitude dive tables - $8.95

COURSE FEE: $180.00

Referral Course Fee (Class & Pool Only): $90.00


  • All class and pool sessions
  • 5 open water dives with a certified PADI instructor (not included in referral class)
  • Tanks, weights and wetsuit for open water dives
  • 10% discount on all diving equipment purchased during your term as a student (course materials, sale items, and equipment rentals are excluded)


  • BCD, regulator, computer, etc. for the open water dives (but may be rented)
  • Transportation, meals and accommodations for the open water dives
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations


January 7th & 9th May 5th & 7th September 1st & 3rd
February 4th & 6th June 2nd & 4th October 6th & 8th
March 3rd & 5th July 7th & 9th November 3rd & 5th
April 7th & 9th August 4th & 6th December 8th & 10th


January 11th & 12th Homestead Crater, UT July 11th & 12th Freddy's Pond, Arvada CO
February 8th & 9th Homestead Crater, UT July 25th & 26th Freedy's Pond, Arvada CO
March 7th & 8th Homestead Crater, UT August 8th & 9th  Freddy's Pond, Arvada CO
April 4th & 5th Homestead Crater, UT August 22nd & 23rd Freddy's Pond, Arvada CO
May 2nd & 3rd Homestead Crater, UT September 12th & 13th Homestead Crater, UT
May 24th & 25th (Sun/Mon) Homestead Crater, UT October 10th & 11th  Homestead Crater, UT
June 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT November 14th & 15th Homestead Crater, UT
June 27th & 28th  Homestead Crater, UT December 12th & 13th Homestead Crater, UT

The Advanced Open Water course is a lot of fun and is a great way to build up your knowledge and confidence under the direct supervision of a PADI instructor. Sign up today and begin broadening your skills and capabilities as an Advanced Open Water diver!