Advanced Open Water Diver

page-class-open-waterWant to dive more? What’s better than diving more and also diving with an instructor? The Advanced Open Water course will enable you to dive with more confidence and improve your diving skills. An instructor will assist you in learning more about underwater navigation, buoyancy control, limited or low visibility diving, search & recovery and other areas of diving to make you a proficient diver. Just Add H2O recommends that you take this course directly after the Open Water Diver course.

WHO: Those 12 years of age and above . Ages 12-14 will receive a Junior Advanced Scuba Diver certification which depending on age has a limited depth range of 40ft.

PREREQUISITE: Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification.

WHAT: The Advanced Open Water Diver course is your next step in the learning progression. You’ll be under the direct supervision of an instructor for Six required dives:

  • Navigation Dive: A dive using your compass to plot your course.
  • Deep Dive: You’ll push past the 60 ft mark set in the Open Water Diver course and learn what challenges you’ll face at depth.
  • Peak Performance Diving: Learn how to control your buoyancy during a dive
  • Specialty 1: Your choice from this list of Specialty Courses.
  • Specialty 2: Your choice from this list of Specialty Courses.
  • Specialty 3: Your choice from this list of Specialty Courses.

Nitrox is not a specialty for Advanced. 

WHEN & WHERE: Pick one pool date and one open water weekend.

June 19th Pool session Plymouth

August 20th Pool session Plymouth

October 15th Pool session Plymouth

Open water times at Gilboa Quarry

  • Times:
    • Saturdays: 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Sundays: 7:00am-Noon
  • June 25th & 26th  Gilboa Quarry
  • August 27th & 28th Gilboa Quarry
  • October 22rd & 23th Gilboa Quarry

What you need: You will to provide all of your equipment for specialty and advanced courses.

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Boots
  • Snorkel
  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Tanks
  • Wetsuit
  • Weights
  • Hood
  • Gloves
  • Compass
  • Slate
  • Whistle
  • Knife
  • Safety Sausage


  • Class Fee: $225 includes Digital online course and e-card. Register Here
  • Add on the Nitrox course for an additional $105 which includes digital online course (no additional dives required for nitrox)
  • Students must purchase: Mask, fins, snorkel, boots, knife, slate, whistle, and safety sausage.  your own compass or rent one.
  • Additional equipment needed for night dive includes a dive light, backup light and tank marker.
  • You may rent complete scuba equipment including compass.
  • Additional costs: Rental equipment, air fills, charter fees, park admission and parking fees.