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2018 Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) Course

                                                             SUCI student performing a "Peak Performance Buoyancy" skill:

Date: To be announced, 2018

This is a 2 part course.

  1. Knowledge Development. This is completed through eLearning online. Students can work at their leisure from home.
  2. Fun and Adventure diving: Five 5 different Adventure dives conducted over 2 days.  

Divemaster/Instructor: Raimund and Lauren

Price: $400.00 for SUCI full members. This includes all your instruction, eLearning course and AOWD certification card

Location:  Either St, Lawrence River, Tobermory, or Lake Simcoe, based on student preference and availability

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the SUCI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. You will be able to increase your diving depth from 18 meters (60 feet) to 30 meters (100 feet). This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your SUCI/PADI certified Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation or Underwater Naturalist
  • Peak Buoyancy
  • Drift dive
  • Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • Wreck dive

The Fun Part:

The reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your Instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at peak performance, night diving, wreck diving, digital underwater photography, diving with underwater scooters, and much more. Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course and becoming a Master Scuba Diver.


To take this course, you must be:

•A PADI Open Water Diver  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

•15 years old. From ages of 15-17, a parent or legal guardian who is a full SUCI member must participate in the course.

Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online.

SUCI/PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.)  Start Now!

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include

•Practical aspects of deep diving

•Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.

•More ways to use your underwater compass

•How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time

•How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)

•And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose 

The Scuba Gear You Use:

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass, dive knife, and dive computer (or underwater timing device and dive tables)