Changing The Way You Learn To Dive!

 GO beyond - as a PADI Advanced Diver!

Let your underwater adventures continue as you apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and experience new underwater activities. Learn and explore which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you will enjoy the most. Gain more confidence, experience and capability as you hone your skills and begin to consider the direction and your interests you would like your diving to take.

WHAT is a padi advanced diver?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your diving skills. The course is designed to advance those skills through a series of 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 the 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 about applying credit for that specialty towards an Adventure Dive.

WHAT are you going to LEARN?

You’ll plan your learning path with your PADI Instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – 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. Some of the many different dives you can do include: Night Diver, Full Face Mask Diver, Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Drysuit Diver, and the excitement of non-penetrating Wreck Diving. A full list of PADI Specialties The Dive Place offers can be found by clicking here. Remember that in addition you may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

WHAT are the requirements?

To enroll in a PADI Advanced Diver course you must be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, or hold an equivalent certification from another agency. Younger divers 12-14 may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – please check with your PADI Instructor for details. If you’re already a PADI Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more of the Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

WHAT is NOT  included?

Not included is basic diving equipment such as mask, snorkel, fins boots and weights BC, Regulator and tanks. Any additional required equipment pertaining to a particular type of adventure dive. Entry/boat fees, transportation to/from pool, dive training sites or boat docks are also not included.


The Padi Advanced Open Water course is the next step in your underwater adventure and education. Stop by The Dive Place and pick up your PADI Advanced Diver Crew-Pak and the PADI Advanced Diver DVD. After watching the DVD and completing the respective Knowledge Reviews in the manual, we will schedule your review session and your adventure dives. For questions about the PADI Advanced Diver Course, equipment, cost or fees, contact us at The Dive Place on 407-517-4737 or stop by and talk to one of our crew members who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Whatever your scuba and skin diving needs, let The Dive Place give you the adventure of your life!


During the class you will use your own basic scuba equipment. If needed, The Dive Place has BC's, Regulator sets with dive computers, and tanks available to rental. Required items that the individual diver must own include a compass for navigation, a knife, visible and audible signaling devices such as a SMB (Safety Sausage) and whistle. If you select Night Diving, flashlightts and Glo-Sticks are also required. For Search and Rescue, a lift bag will be required. Your The Dive Place PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need, and may suggest additional gear, such as your own surface flag buoy, line and reel which will be useful throughout your diving career.

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 The Dive Place - 15502 Stoneybrook W. Parkway, Suite 128. Winter Garden. Florida. 34787. Phone 407-517-4737