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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Continue Your Scuba Adventure in Lahaina, Maui

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 possess 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.

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Advanced Scuba Diving in Maui

Scuba diving in Maui gets addictive because once you complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification in Lahaina, you may want to go deeper on an advanced Deep dive. Enter the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. This certification increases your self-confidence and knowledge as a scuba diver while introducing you to five new adventure dives. You can begin your Advanced course immediately after completing Open Water!

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

  • Deep Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Fish Identification
  • 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 Kaanapali. You leave the inside reef at this dive site around 50 feet to descend a grassy slope to your destination!

You can visit Mala Wharf in Lahaina to experience wreck diving. The remnants of the coral-encrusted concrete pier created multiple swim-throughs that make for an excellent training ground.

Advanced divers may apply any completed PADI Adventure Dives as credit towards a PADI Specialty certification. Contact us for additional details regarding specialty courses. Ultimately, as you continue to build upon your scuba diving experiences you may 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. The preferred dive locations get chosen based on ocean conditions, so your instructor chooses the dive sites each day. You can make two to three scuba dives each day. Your instructor creates the course structure for you. Each day finishes by 3 pm.

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