Advanced Open Water – Want To Go Further?
Want to open up new possibilities in your diving life? The Advanced Open Water Course consists of five (5) Adventure Dives with minimal class time! Simply, one weekend of diving and you can call yourself an Advanced Diver.
2 PADI Core Dives:
- Underwater Navigation
3 Deep Blue Core Dives:*
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
*If you have an alternative Adventure Dive in mind, talk to your instructor!
We typically offer this course one weekend of every month, but please call if interested for different weekend.
The price of the course is $525. The price includes course materials, boat ticket (food/drinks on the boat), instruction, certification card, and rental gear w/air fills. It does not include tip for the boat and dive crew, nor personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, booties or gloves), or the gear you'll need to be an Advanced Diver.
Required Advanced Open Water Gear
- 3 Lights: Primary torch, back-up torch, tank light
- Surface Marker Buoy
- Slate & Pencil
- Hood (optional, but strongly recommended)
- Knife (optional, but strongly recommended)
As always, whenever you are a student at Deep Blue, you get 10% off of all in-store equipment purchases!
Emergency First Responder (EFR)
CPR and First Aid are good skills for anyone, especially those who partake in an adventure sport like scuba diving.Plus, these certs are needed to go on to become a Rescue Diver! We teach this course with a few optional skill sets – both Care for Children and AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Certifications are good for two years, at which time you’ll need to refresh your skills.
The class typically takes place once every month, in the evenings from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
The price of the course is $150. This price covers all materials, course books, instruction, and certifications.
Rescue – Biggest Challenge, Biggest Reward!
This course builds upon everything you’ve already learned and trains you to help prevent and manage any problems that may arise throughout your diving career. Rescue is one of the more demanding courses you can take – and also one of the most rewarding!
Prior to the class and pool work, you need to complete the PADI online e-Learning course.
We usually teach Emergency First Responder* (EFR) on a Thursday and Friday evening at the shop; due to the time and demanding nature of the course, we give you a day off and do not start the Rescue coursework in the pool or at the beach until Sunday.
On the following Sunday we start the Rescue Course.
Sunday’s Rescue Course starts with 4-5 hours in our indoor heated pool, then we take a quick dinner break. Afterwards we head to a local beach to work on entries and exits for about an hour. The following Saturday or Sunday we take a boat out to Catalina where we continue to run Rescue Drills. Time permitting, we may even get a fun dive or two in!
*You must have current First Aid & CPR Training to take the Rescue Course (EFR course covers this).
The price of the course is $550. This covers the online e-Learning homework, course materials, rental gear w/air fills, boat ticket (food/drinks on the boat), pool time, beach time, certification card, and instruction. Tip for the boat crew is not included.
Specialties – Expand Your Training
So you’re interested in expanding your knowledge and progressing into even cooler and cooler aspects of diving? Between our instructors here’s a list of specialties we can teach:
- AWARE Fish Identification
- Deep Diver
- Digital Underwater Photographer
- Dry Suit Diver
- Emergency Oxygen Provider
- Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Project AWARE Specialty Courses
- Search & Recovery Diver
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigation Diver
- Wreck Diver
Master Scuba Diver – The Top Recreational Certification
Want to call yourself “Master?” Okay, that was rhetorical; who doesn’t? The Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest rating a PADI recreational diver can achieve. In order to accomplish this rating, you must have completed Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, have earned five specialty ratings, and logged at least 50 dives – and while that may sound like a lot, we can help you through every step of the way. Give us a call at (562) 434-1604, send us an email or stop on by the shop. We also have a package deal for those interested in earning their Master Scuba Diver rating. Want to save thousands? Read about it here.