So, "What's Next?"
One of the most exciting things about scuba diving is that it offers all divers the opportunity for further exploration and training after Open Water Certification plus the opportunity to meet other divers with similar interests. US Scuba Center's Advanced Open Water Course is a full weekend of diving designed for both the beginner and experienced diver to enhance your experience and knowledge of diving for practical application in the water. After the class you are rewarded with an Advanced Open Water Certification
Card once you have logged 24 dives. This is a fun course that helps you sharpen your diving skills under the supervision of an instructor. Training areas you are introduced to include:
* Natural Navigation Compass *
Navigation *Night Diving *Deep Diving
* Search And Light Salvage *Wreck Diving
You can also become an Advanced Open Water
Diver by logging 24 dives and completing 4 Specialty
Courses. Bring your log book and Specialty Cards into US Scuba and our staff will help complete the
application for your Advanced Open Water and apply for the new Designer Certification Card.
Next Class Dates:
August 19, 22, 23 (Class Date Wed. Aug. 19 7-10PM) 6 dives on August 22 and 23 Local Lake
Or on US Travel Group Trip:
Nov. 6-13 Bonaire
January 2- 9, 2016 Little Cayman
April 3 - 10, 2016 Bonaire
Why US Scuba Center?
Advanced Open Water Classes
Advanced Open Water Classes are normally scheduled on a Saturday and Sunday at a local lake. Your class is kept small (a maximum 8 divers) so that everyone can receive all of the personal attention they need. The cost for the complete course is $155.00. This fee is for instruction only and does not include any rentals, lake fees, air fills or the required books or equipment. If you are renting equipment you should reserve it at least 10 days in advance. Rental fees must be paid to reserve the equipment. You will receive a student kit which includes 5 books and final exams, the cost of the student kit is additional so that couples or familes can share a student kit.
The rental package is available at a special student rate of $115.00. This rental includes all of the equipment you will need for the weekend with the exception of mask, fins, snorkel, boots, slate, dive light, tank light, gloves, log book, dive tables, Pelican marker, ground cloth, air fills and lake fees. If you are using your own or borrowed equipment it must be brought into the store at least 10 days prior to the class to be approved by your instructor.
Before the Class
Open water Certification, Juniors can now take this
course and receive a Junior Advanced Open Water Certification.
There is one class session prior to the Advanced Open
Water Dives. Prior to that class you will need to carefully
read the Textbooks and complete all of the Knowledge Reviews.
The Knowledge Reviews need to be turned in during the
class session to your instructor.
Diving Day One
Saturday Morning begins with a brief review of any questions from the knowledge Reviews. The morning dives begin with an orientation to the dive sites during which you will complete Advanced Open Water Training Dive 1 on Natural Navigation. After lunch or a short break, Advanced Open Water Training Dive 2 on Compass Navigation is completed. The afternoon will end early, because Advanced Open Water Training Dive 3, your
Night Dive, will begin one hour before sunset.
Diving Day Two
Sunday morning begins with Advanced Open Water Training Dive 4, your Deep Dive. In diving a deep dive is any dive that exceeds 60 ft. After lunch or a short break, Advanced Open Water Training Dive 5, the Wreck Dive is completed. The course is concluded with Advanced Open Water Training Dive 6, a Search and Light Salvage Dive. This is a fun dive where you and your buddy search for an object hidden by your Instructor and bring it to the surface using lift bags provided by the instructor.
After the Class
After completing your Advanced Open Water Class, you will need to come into the store with your Log Book and sign your student folder. Once you have signed your student folder, we can send for your Advanced Open Water Certification card. Your certification card will be returned to US Scuba Center in approximately three weeks where you can pick it up.
CLASS REFUND POLICY: Please note that there is a $85.00 processing fee to reschedule the Advanced Class and less than 10 days prior a $155 processing fee to reschedule. Please note that classes are not refundable.
Advanced Open Water Check List
Please review the following list carefully. You will need all of the required equipment to complete your class. If you arrive without all of the required equipment the day of your Advanced Open Water Course, you will need to reschedule for another day. There is no refund for the class you have missed or the rental equipment.
Equipment Check List
*__ Mask adjusted to fit over your hood
*__ Snorkel attached to left side of mask
*__ Defog solution
*__ Fins adjusted over boots
*__ Wetsuit boots with hard soles
*__ Wet suit gloves 5 finger neoprene
*__ Dive tables
*__ Log book
*__ U/W slate with writing utensil
*__ U/W light designed for scuba diving
*__ Tank light (no cyalume sticks)
*__ Pelican marker
*__ U/W watch or timer
*__ U/W knife
__ Wetsuit - full 6mm
__ Wetsuit hood
__ Weight belt with quick release buckle or weight integrated BC
__ Weights (10% of your body weight plus 4 pounds)
__ Stabilizer Jacket with power inflator
__ Regulator with octopus, submersible pressure and depth gauge
__ Compass with movable bezel
__ Float, reel, flag and 100' of line
__ Three tanks for each day filled with air
*__ Lake fee
* Not included in rental package