Continuing Education

Advanced Open Water Diver

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Who should take this course?

Exploration, excitement and experiences are what scuba diving is all about.  The Advanced Open Water Diver course is 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.

What will you learn?

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 Adventure Dives – and you 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.
PADI Continuing Education Chart
PADI Continuing Education Chart

Master Scuba Diver Rating – The Black Belt of Sport Diving

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Take Your Skills to the Next Level with the PADI Master Scuba DiverTM Rating

Join the best of the best in recreational level in the PADI System of diver scuba diving and live the ultimate dive lifestyle as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.

The Fun Part

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non-professional education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.



Who should take this course?

Haven’t been scuba diving lately and want a quick refresher?  The ReActivate program is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.  Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you.  You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer and then go diving with a PADI professional.  It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for vacation.

What will you learn?

The ReActivate course is designed to immerse you in dive scenarios that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management.  Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.

In the water, your PADI professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving.  You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review.