Advanced Open Water Diver

Tinker's Butterflyfish - Kona, Hawaii

With beautiful blue water, coral reefs, and big animals, the Kona coast of Hawaii is the place to go for your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.  Train in a tropical paradise with the PADI professionals at Jack’s Diving Locker with three days of boat diving!

Each day, students will have two dives.   On day one, students begin their journey by reviewing dive skills with Review Dive, followed by the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive where we practice proper weighting, buoyancy adjustment and streamlining.    On the second day, students swim down the slope to deeper depths (70′-100′) with the Deep Dive and practice compass and natural navigation skills with the Underwater Navigation dive.  On day three, students focus on marine life identification with an emphasis on Hawaiian endemic species for the Underwater Naturalist dive along with participating in the world famous Manta Ray Night Dive (conditions permitting).

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive the PADI Advanced Open Water certification, a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course, some PADI specialty courses, or more advanced diving such as the Jack’s Diving Locker Advanced 2-Tank dive trips.

Click on the banner below to begin the PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning program.


PREREQUISITES:  Open Water Certification.  Minimum age – 15 years old.   12-14 years old – Junior Advanced Open Water designation.

WE PROVIDE: Instruction, tanks, weights, compass, light lunch and drinks on boat.

STUDENTS PROVIDE: Log book, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask/snorkel/fins, and underwater timing device (dive computer recommended).  Rental gear available.

DISCOUNTS: 10% off most regular priced merchandise.  $5 off later dive trips.


-Online Course fees paid directly to PADI $178
-Instruction and 6 ocean dives at Jack’s Diving Locker:  $475 plus tax (pricing applicable with a minimum of 2 students, or the private rates below would apply to Deep/Navigation day)
Adventures in Diving Student Slate $17.82 plus tax (student discount applied)
TOTAL COST is approximately $670 plus tax

-Private rate is an additional $250 per day

REGISTRATION: Please call the shop directly to make your reservation at 800-345-4807 or locally at 808-329-7585.  Please fill out the Continuing Education Administrative Document.  Please review the Medical Statement.  If there is a YES to any 
question, you must get a doctor’s approval before starting the course.  Please call the shop for assistance.  24 hour cancellation period.  48 hours during peak seasons times  Changes or cancellations must be made 24 hours or more in advance

DURATION: Three days – Six dives.

CUSTOM SCHEDULE: We reserve this course with a custom schedule.  Let us know your availability.

PREPARATION: Complete PADI Adventures in Diving eLearning program.

DAY 1 (8am – 4pm):
– Classroom: Academic session
– Boat: Review and Peak Performance Buoyancy dives
– Classroom: Log dives

DAY 2 (8am – 4pm):
– Classroom: Academic session
– Boat: Deep and Navigation dives
– Classroom: Log dives

DAY 3 (2:15pm – 9:30pm winter, 2:45pm-10pm summer):
– Classroom: Academic session
– Boat: Underwater Naturalist and Night dives
– Classroom: Log dives. Certifications issued upon successful completion of the course.


Kea Nui Dive Boat - Jack's Diving Locker

SPECIALTY UPGRADES: The first dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will count as the first dive in the corresponding PADI Specialty course.  Check out the following PADI Specialties: Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver, Underwater Naturalist, and Underwater Navigator.


 The Advanced Open Water Diver certification is one of the prerequisites to the Master Scuba Diver rating – the highest rating in non-professional recreational diving. To achieve this rating, the diver must complete the following certifications: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and 5 PADI Specialty courses. In addition, divers must have at least 50 logged dives. When completing these requirements at Jack’s Diving Locker, recipients will have their names engraved on a plaque to honor this achievement.


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