Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Certifications in the Florida Keys with Sail Fish Scuba

Key Largo is the diving capital of the world, the ideal place to take your scuba certification to the next level.

Go deeper, increase buoyancy control, navigate the seas with ease and advanced your diving skills. If you don’t want to limit yourself to 60 ft dives relying solely on your compass to navigate, and instead dive to 100 ft comfortably while learning the secrets of natural navigation, this course is for you!

Advanced Open Water Diver Course Outline

Day 1 I 7:00 am

Paperwork/ quick review quiz (student fully completed e-Learner knowledge online before arrival) & gear fitting.

Start AOW lesson 1 – Peak Performance Buoyancy at Jules Lagoon.
26 feet/ 40 mins train dive.
Exit water.

AOW lesson 2 – Underwater Navigation at Jules Lagoon.
26 feet / 40 – 50 mins train dive
Exit water.

AOW lesson 3 – Underwater Naturalist at Jules Lagoon.
26 feet / 40 min train dive.

This half day ends around 12 Noon.


Day 2 half day AOW training off the Boat:
Deep Shipwreck dive for AOW Deep training. 90-100 feet/ 20 – 25 min train dive. Exit water back onto boat.

AOW Boat (OR) AOW Wreck training.
50-80 feet deep / 30-40 min train dive.
Exit water back on boat & Congratulations!

You earned AOW certification in 2 half days while here in Key Largo!

Adventure Dives #4 & #5
Pick two of these suggested dives
  • Boat Diving – Learn how we set up the boat and precautions when boat diving
  • Underwater Photography – Perfect your picture taking skills underwater
  • Under Water Naturalist – Identify Corals and learn to act responsibly with aquatic life
  • Wreck Diving – Explore shipwrecks and take the first step to your wreck diving specialty
Review Medical Questionnaire

You will need to bring a signed letter from your doctor verifying that you are “fit for diving” before entering in the water.

Advanced Open Water Course
  • Pricing $479.00 + Tax

    + eLearner Fee

Registration Step 1
  • Follow the link to register and pay PADI for your virtual classroom and virtual manual.
Registration Step 2

Book your certification course with us!

Schedule and Duration

*Check-in is an hour before each tour leaves!

Morning Boat

  • Leaves at 8:00 AM
  • Returns at 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Afternoon Boat

  • Leaves at 12:30 PM
  • Returns at 5:00 – 5:30 PM

Check-in is always an hour before each tour leaves!

Shop Closed Sunday – Tuesday

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Your Instructor
  • 5 advanced open water training dives – and possibly one extra fun dive!
  • PADI certification & processing fees
  • Certification card
  • All SCUBA gear you will use for the day including wetsuits if needed
  • Boat fees
  • Water and candy on the boat
  • Snacks when you arrive back at the shop
  • A tip for your Instructor & boat crew  $5 per person for fair service and $20 per person for excellent service for each boat trip is customary in the dive industry
  • eLearning fee – This is paid directly to PADI through the link above
  • Bathing suit & Towel
  • This course consists of 5 dives spread out over a minimum of 1 day & 1/2 or three half days depending on your schedule
  • Must be Open Water Certified PRIOR to this course
  • Finish PADI e-Learner course before arrival
  • Required to fill out Medical Waiver & email to dive shop before course date
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Fuel Surcharge

FUEL Surcharge Per Person / Per Trip effective as of 1 April 2022

*Rider, Snorkel guest, Scuba guests, Scuba Instruction Students, Multiple Trip Scuba Guests, this applies to each person boarding the boat.

We hope this Fuel Price Spike ends soon, but at this time – this is the only way we can continue to afford to operate.

Notice: As of 29 April 2022, No one is permitted to use any Full Face Mask while on tours with our company for SCUBA Diving OR Snorkeling. * Sorry, zero exceptions to this policy.

If you cancel your booked tour less than 48 hours of your scheduled check-in time OR you are a NO-SHOW for your booked tour, you will be held to payment in full for the booked tour.

Any cancellations more than 48 hours before scheduled check-in time will have payments refunded.

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