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Advanced Open Water Diver

This is one of divers' favorite classes because it is fun, practical, and teaches more about safety. During this course, you are going to improve your techniques, increase your general knowledge about diving, get to know great dive sites, and see lots of animals, and dive deeper than before.


  • Open Water certification
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Age 15 years or older
  • Bring 2 photographs to course start

Course Outline

  • Theory
  • Independent study
  • Practice in open water
  • Navegation dive
  • Deep dive

Schedule of the Course: 2 ½ days

15:00pm-18:00pm meeting of staff and students, registration and course introduction, theory, review of prior dive knowledge, equipment check, practice with equipment, test

Day 1
07:30am departure
Dive #1: 80ft/24m; time 60 min
surface interval 1hr
Dive #2: 70ft/22m; time 60 min
surface interval 1:20 hr
Dive #3: 60ft/18m; time 50 min 17:00pm return to Puerto Ayora; rest
19:00pm theory, review concepts, all star team
21:00pm Home

Day 2
07:30 departure
Dive #4: deep dive100ft/30m; time 40-60 min
surface interval 1:20 hr
Dive #5: navegation dive 40ft/12m; time 60 min
14:00pm Home
16:30 test, PADI certification, course closure

Price Includes

  • PADI avanced book in English and/or Spanish
  • Log book
  • Use of all dive gear during the course
  • Boat and taxi transportation
  • Theory lessons
  • A total of 5 open water dives:
    • 1 deep dive
    • 1 navegation dive
    • 3 dives that the instructor and students decide on the theme based on student interests
  • PADI certification upon successful course completion