Advanced Open Water Diver Course Dates:
January 1st, 2023: Registration OPENS
Wed, Jul 19, 2023: Registration CLOSES
Tue, Aug 1, 2023: All Students must have completed AOWD Knowledge Development by this date
Wed, Aug 2, 2023: Equipment Review and Readiness Assessment in TPASC Deep Dive Pool
Sat, Aug 5 & Sun, Aug 6, 2023: Five Advanced Open Water Dives in the Beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River
Your Instructors: Raimund and Lauren
Price: $425 for SUCI members, $575 ($425 course + $150 membership) for SUCI members-to-be. This includes the eLearning course, Instruction through 5 AOWD dives, and your AOWD certification card. It does NOT include equipment, meals, fuel, accommodation, and (if applicable) the cost of dive charter boats.
Pre-Registration: Click here, fill out the form, and then click “submit” and we’ll get right back to you.
We need a minimum of 4 students in order to run the course.
Location: Historic “Thousand Islands” region of the St. Lawrence River, and Brockville’s famous Underwater Statue Park
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
More than anything, the Advanced Open Water Course teaches how you to THINK (and act) like a Diver. 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 SUCI’s PADI certified Instructors. 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 underwater skills to new levels during two mandatory (m) dives and three of the following elective (e) dives:
To take this course, you must be:
• A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
• At least 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 scuba gear you’ll need to bring:
All your basic scuba kit plus:
– 3 full 80 cu. ft. tanks (you’ll be refilling them on Saturday afternoon, while we’re having dinner)
– underwater compass
– dive knife
– dive computer (or underwater timing device and dive tables)
Note #1: Water temperature in August is usually in the 70’s (F) / 20’s (C) so we recommend a 7mm full-body wetsuit, along with hood, gloves, and boots.
Note #2: IF you don’t have all the above equipment, we’ve made arrangements with a local dive shop so you can rent anything you need and pick it up on the Wednesday BEFORE the weekend (for the Equipment Review and Readiness Assessment).