Advanced Open Water

Certification Course

Advanced Open Water

The Advanced class provides an excellent opportunity to expand your diving skills under professional, experienced supervision. I believe that all divers should take this class as a continuation of the Open Water class. Please don’t think you need to be an experienced diver to take this class. Scubar makes a real learning adventure for divers of all backgrounds. You will learn how to navigate properly, perfect your buoyancy, identify marine life, safely dive on a wreck and go beyond the 60′ limit of the Open Water certification.

The class features two core dives: the Deep Dive & Navigation Dive. In addition, you must complete three elective dives which can include a Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist   All of the dives you do in this class count towards the correlating specialty class. For example, when you do the Navigation dive in the Advanced class, you will only need one more Navigation dive to get the Navigation Specialty. With 5 specialties, you can become a Master Scuba Diver!

Jupiter offers some of the worlds best diving. With its close proximity to the gulf stream, clear blue warm water is just minutes from the dock. Whether you want to dive with sharks or enjoy a nice drift dive along the reef, Jupiter has it all.

Palm Beach also enjoys close proximity to the Florida Keys, particularly the John Pennekamp Underwater State Park. This marine sanctuary has been a no-take zone for more than 50 years, and is home to a wide variety of underwater life as a result. We should all take advantage of this opportunity to witness such a diversity of marine life. But how can we appreciate what we see if we don’t know what to look for or how to identify it? For this reason, we encourage incorporating the Underwater naturalist elective dive into the Advanced class.

PADI Open Water Diver certification

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge skills.


Open Water diver certification or an acceptable equivalent.


The Advanced Open Water Class is held over three days.


  • Must complete a medical form. A doctors approval is only required if any of the questions are answered with a “yes”
  • Must complete a student record file and student contract. Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • Classes with a 10 or 11 year old are kept with a maximum instructor ratio of 1:2.
  • Classes are paid for in full before any training materials are issued.
  • Must have your own mask, snorkel and fins that are suitable for scuba diving (no cheap-o snorkel gear). These items are available for sale if you don’t already own them.


All classes are conducted privately for you or your group.

  • 1 person: $895
  • 2-3 people $695 each
  • 4-6 people $495 each

Classes include all academic training materials, use of tanks, weights, BCD, Regulator, Wet suit (if needed), pool session(s), two shore dives (Blue Heron Bridge) and three boat dives. A digital or plastic certification card upon completion.

Nitrox (enriched air) Certification can be combined with this class for $149

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