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Scuba Monkey

Blue Lagoon

Scuba - Advanced Open Water eLearning

Class Title:           Advanced Open Water eLearning

Class Type:          Scuba

Age Requirements:          PADI (Junior) 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 – check with your PADI Instructor. If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Average Class Size:          Max of 6 students per instructor unless 10-11 year old in class than Max is 4 students

Class Location/Venue:    Complete five Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Deep, Search & Recovery, Navigation, Peak Performance Buoyancy (remaining will be class-specific) example, Night, Wreck, Full Face Mask


Day 1 - You will meet at Troy Springs (Unless otherwise noted) at 8:00 am and complete 3 Adventure Dives
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy,
  • Search & Rescue
  • Navigation.  

Day 2 - Meet at Steinhatchee Boat Ramp at 8:00 am 1st St E, Steinhatchee, FL 32359).  Our boat is called the "Chimps Ahoy".  You will complete 2 Adventure Dives

****(Based on Conditions) Alternative location for the ocean dives would be Jupiter, FL. *****

  • Deep Dive
  • Wreck Dive

Requirements: Cost of gear and charter are not included in this course.  You may rent the rental set and tanks from our fleet and sign-up for the charter with this link
  • Rental Set (Regulator, BCD, Weights, Wetsuit)
  • Tanks (2 Per Day)
  • Compass
  • Safety Sausage/Marker Buoy
  • Advanced Open Water Dive Manual (Included with purchase - Pick up at our store after buying the class)
  • Padi Student Record File (Fill out at our shop)
  • Complete 5 knowledge reviews in the Advanced Open Water Manual (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Navigation, Deep, Wreck)

Class Length:      Class lengths depend on Adventure Dives taken but normally 2 days.


** Who should take this course? (prerequisites needed etc.) ** 

               "Exploration, Excitement, 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 PADI 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."


** What will you learn? (Details of course) **     

               "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 the class will choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. 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, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more."


** What extra will you need? (needed and provided) **

               Most adventure dives require a boat charter to accomplish this fee is extra, All required dive gear (Regulator, Octo, SPG, BCD, Mask Fins Snorkel, Wetsuit (if conditions require), Lights & Glowsticks (night, wreck or Cavern), Safety Whistle, Safety Signal (boat dives), Tanks, Dive Computer with Nitrox. Provided-Books


** Next Step (sign up details, forms, etc) **        

               Sign up Online, Call Scuba Monkey or Blue Lagoon (352-518-6323) - Reservations are only held when paid in full, $25 dollar rescheduling fee if start day is with 2 weeks, you will need to have a medical release signed by a doctor if "Yes" is indicated on any line items.



               The water portion of this class will be scheduled once the State of Florida and Alachua Co have lifted closures for non-essential businesses and the State Parks/dive sites are open again. 

Sale price for class (Regularly $250). Charters and gear not included.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.