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PADI Advanced Open Water Course






PADI advanced open water

As an PADI Open Water Diver, you are limited to 60 feet. The PADI Advanced Open water course will allow you to go as deep as 100 feet! Beyond that, the PADI Advanced open water course is designed to fine tune and increase your diving skills. This course involve five Adventure Dives which you review in your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Manual. Then we practice those skills diving in local lakes around Texas. Of those five dives, two are required – a Deep Dive and a Navigation Dive. The other three dives most common Adventure Dives are Search & Recover, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and a Wreck Dive  The Advanced Certification is usually completed over one weekend. The Deep Dive is usually done in Austin at Lake Travis.

The PADI Advanced Open Water course candidate is going about the physiological and physical effects diving deeper. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and teaches you better navigation skills using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. Have you ever wonder how much lead weight you really need? Our Peak Performance Buoyancy dive will answer that question and it might surprise you. Have you ever dropped something while diving and failed to find it? Our Search and Recovery dive will give you new skills to find missing objects. Last but not least, our Wreck Dive will teach you have safely dive around sunken objects, which attract underwater wildlife but also have certain hazards.

While not mandatory, we highly encourage Advanced students to own their personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, booties) as well as a compass and a SMB (submersible marker buoy). Unlike many of our competitors, we do not require you to purchase that gear and it is available for rent.

To enroll candidate needs to be:


  • Open Water or Junior Open Water Certified scuba diver.
  • At least 12 years of age.
  • In good health. (Please view the PADI Medical Statement)
PADI Advanced Open Water
Please note that unlike our local competitors here in Houston Texas we do not require gear ownership. Gear is always available for rent for the duration of the class.



PADI Online Advanced Open Water Program

Make your own schedule by enrolling in Gulf Coast Scubas online program. For more details contact us or CLICK HERE and follow the directions on the website.
Why Take the PADI Advanced Open Water?
If you enjoy scuba diving you should have an Advanced Open Water Certification.

Thе PADI Advanced Open Water course is the best way for an Open Water Diver to increase their comfort аnd ѕаfеtу. You will gain еxреriеnсе while learning or refreshing skills like underwater  knot-tying tесhniԛuеѕ from уоur Search & Recovery dive. You will inсrеаѕе your safety for all your dives with thе skills уоu will learn оn уоur Dеер Divе. You can apply your new nаvigаtion skills on every dive using your undеrwаtеr соmраѕѕ. Peak Performance Buoyancy will also teach you how to optimize your air consumption so you can dive long. Learn how to safely explore a shipwreck or other underwater obstacles. The skills you learn and perfect on your  Advance Oреn Wаtеr сlаѕѕ are ones you will take with you on all your new scuba adventures.

This class will make you a diver and allow you to go deep and see new things. If you enjoy your Advanced Open Water class, you should become a Rescue Diver 

Keep your adventure going!

Email Us:  Info@gulfcoastscuba.com

Call Us: 713-888-0006

Dive Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 11:00am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


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