Advanced Diver Program

This certification helps you to continue to grow as a diver! With an advanced certification you can go deeper, stay longer, and see more!

Getting Advanced

In order to achieve an advanced certification, you need three specialty courses! And they can be any three that you want! Look below for the whole list! (List out the advanced options that we offer)


Open Water Certification


Teaches you to recognize and respond to different diving situations which may need special attention – both in your Dive Buddy and yourself.

Master Diver

Have advanced certification, rescue certification, and 50 logged dives

Adventure Diver/AOW

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your
knowledge but would like to see what is out there first, then the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water 
course is for you! These courses will give you an overview of five different
specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties
which are the foundation of continuing diver education.


Advanced Open Water specialties provide a ‘deeper dive’ into each of the diving areas. To complete
your required specialty dives toward the Master Scuba Diver rating, you choose either 4 or 5 specialty
areas to learn. Some of the most frequently requested specialties include:

Nitrox Diver

Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen. We will ensure that you are able to recognize how to extend your dive time with Nitrox while recognizing the potential hazards and help you to learn how to properly set and use your computer when diving Nitrox.

Deep Diver Course

Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows. The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an Open Water Scuba Diver course.

Marine Ecosystems Awareness/Project Aware Specialties

Divers have a vested interest in protecting the marine environment. In many cases, divers do not have environmental information about local sites. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of marine and freshwater environments, the problems facing these unique ecosystems, and the role that diver’s play in protecting our marine resources

Navigation Diver Course

Navigation allows divers to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swim. Your Underwater Navigation Specialty course will help you overcome the obstacles inherent to finding your way underwater. You will learn how easy and simple navigation can be and how it will help you both above and below the surface

Night and Limited Visibility Diver

Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility

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