Price Range $150.00
The Advanced Course takes two full days
of diving. This popular course allows you to learn advanced diving
techniques while you dive on Daytona Beach's beautiful wrecks
and reefs. This is a "hands-on" course with minimal
classroom time and plenty of diving. After covering the required
academic training you will complete 3 "core" dives -
underwater navigation, diving to deep levels, and night diving in
these areas. You will also select and complete 2 "elective"
dives in areas such as are Multilevel Diving, Boat Diving, Drift
Diving, Search and Recovery and the popular Underwater Naturalist.
where the fun really starts. Well done, you have learned the basics, now
is the time to actually do something with your diving. Our aim on the
Advanced Open Water course is to produce a buddy pair who are capable of
diving unsupervised and in a responsible manner. We will hone your diving
skill as well as teach you new ones, such as the use and deployment of
surface marker buoys.
How? - The diving takes place over several dive trips. Five (5) dives are
required as follows:
Diving - There are two core dives, which you have to do, and a
selection of elective dives from which you will do three.
- Core Deep Dive -
We will always try to do an offshore wreck if we can. We like to take you as
close to the advanced open water limit of 90 feet as we can. We
believe you should experience what you are qualified to do in your
- Core Navigation
Dive - To be relaxed while you are diving you need to know where
you are. You will learn more about using a compass and using natural
features to better orientate yourself while diving, which in turn will
make you a better and more relaxed diver.
- Elective Drift
Dive - You will find that drift diving is one of the most common
and fun forms of diving. How to do this without losing the group and
making sure the boat knows where you are, are some of the skills we
- Elective Wreck
Dive - One of the highlights of the course. Daytona Beach is host
to many beautiful wrecks ranging anywhere from 195 Feet in length to
450 ft in length.
- Elective Boat
Dive - Understanding the procedures for diving off boats is
essential to all divers. As this is normally the first dive of the
course, we will also use the dive as a bit of a refresher dive and to
work on your buoyancy control.
- Elective Search
and Recovery Dive - Tremendous fun giving you a real sense of
achievement. Here we will hide objects underwater and get you to
search for them using techniques you have learnt on the surface, and
then recover them using lifting bags.
- Elective Night
Dive - During the winter we can do this in the early evening, This
dive puts a whole new prospective on the underwater world.
Who? - Any 'Open Water Diver' or equivalent. You will be asked to fill in a
medical form or show a medical release from a GP if you answer yes to any
of the medical questions. Please consult us prior to the course if you
have any questions on this. You will also have to show proof of your
Included - all academic materials and certification.
Not Included - equipment (which can be rented from Sea Dogs Dive
Center), accommodation, transport, food, and dive fees.