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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Continue Your Maui Scuba Diving Adventure

Quick Details

  • Ages 12+
  • Complete five dives in Lahaina
  • Maximum depth: 100 feet
  • Rental equipment included
  • PADI eLearning would require an extra fee

Prerequisite: To participate in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program, you must be a PADI Open Water Diver or posses an equivalent scuba certification from another agency. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is a requirement when taking scuba diving courses in Maui that all divers complete a medical statement confirming good health for diving. You must be able to answer “NO” to each of the questions on the form. A “YES” answer requires a medical release from your doctor.

Preview the medical questionnaire.

Advanced Course, per person please select date and time below

Advanced Scuba Diving in Maui

Scuba diving in Maui gets addictive because after completing your PADI Open Water Diver certification, you may want to dive deeper on a scooter dive. Enter the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. This certification course increases your self-confidence and knowledge as a scuba diver while introducing you to five new adventure dives.

Your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course gets completed with us in two to three days. This course requires two compulsory dives, Deep and Navigation so that you can select three additional dives. We recommend you go for Peak Performance Buoyancy, Scooter Diving, and Underwater Photography, but you get to choose from a long list of electives, highlighted by:

  • Deep Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Scooter Diver
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Night Diver

The Deep Diver training means you can confidently join other experienced divers at some of the best Maui diving sites. The Advanced Diver certification safely increases your maximum depth limit to 100 feet, where you will continue to find coral reefs in Hawaii. Our favorite spot to deep dive is Airport Beach in Lahaina. You leave the inside reef at this dive site around 50 feet to descend a grassy slope to your destination!

If you want to wreck dive, we like to visit Mala Wharf in Lahaina. The remnants of the pier created multiple sections of swim-throughs that make for an excellent training ground. We can also scooter dive with ScubaJets at nearly any Maui dive site accessible from the beach.

Advanced Divers may use any completed Adventure Dives as credit towards a PADI Specialty certification. Contact us for additional details regarding Specialty courses. As you build upon your scuba diving experiences, you may ultimately achieve the most notable recreational diving certification of all: PADI Master Scuba Diver.

What to Expect for your Advanced Course

Mornings provide the best visibility underwater, so we meet our guests at 9 am at the pre-selected dive location. The preferred dive location is based on conditions to provide you with the best PADI Advanced Open Water Diver experience. We’ll email you with all of the information, but our meeting time is often 9 am to take advantage of the best underwater visibility. We like to make two to three dives per day, so you’ll finish up at 3 to 4 pm.

Our mobile dive shop in Lahaina offers you maximum convenience scuba diving with us. We meet you with our scuba van at the beach, gear up, and walk into the ocean. Our white scuba van is easy to spot, so you cannot miss us!

Book now or contact us today to arrange this course to take your diving to the next level! You can read more about our Maui dive shop or check out a future certification, such as the PADI Rescue Diver course.