Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Course

Exploration, excitment, and experiences! That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your Scuba Frisco Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

​Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.


Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – contact us for more information.

​If you already hold a PADI Adventure Diver certification, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

​The Learning

​You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. You may choose from these dives: Buoyancy, Wreck, Search and Recovery, Rescue, Night, Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Enriched Air, and Fish Identification.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving – 60 to 100 feet. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, night diving, exploring wrecks, search and recovery, delayed surface marker buoy and more.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.


Upgrade From Adventure Diver Certification Pricing

2 Adventure Dives:

$225 per person

Total Full Course Price:

$375 per person

Course tuition includes:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning
  • Except Adventure Diver Upgrade
  • PADI Adventure Dive Slate
  • Except Adventure Diver Upgrade
  • Open water training dives with our professional instructors and divemasters*
  • Certification processing
  • PADI certification card

*Scuba park admission, air fills and rental gear not included.

Advanced Open Water


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Additional information


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Stop by or give us a call at 972-416-8400 or 214-227-2494 to get started.

The web-based system covers all the Advanced Open Water Diver course content and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program.