Advanced Open Water Certification

Price: $499 

Includes learning materials, academic session, open water dives, certification documents.

We conduct Advanced courses during the summer season (see the schedule below) and on blue water destination trips that we take to the Caribbean. Locally we conduct open water dives at Dutch Springs, a lake in eastern PA about two hours from Stamford or New York City.

Enroll in an Advanced Diver Course to explore new dive sites and undertake exclusive activities under the supervision of an Instructor. This course allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of particular interest. Your confidence and skill as a diver will increase while you experience the excitement of learning more about the underwater world.

During training, students complete a minimum of six open-water dives, including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving, and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters of maximum depth), plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options. 

Possible activities include:

  • Search and recovery

  • Boat diving

  • Light salvage

  • Hunting and collecting

  • Exploration and underwater mapping

  • Wreck diving (non-penetration)

  • Observation and data collecting

  • Diving in surf or currents

  • Altitude diving

  • Salt Water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)

  • Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)

  • Shore diving

  • Diving for photos and videos

  • Using dive computers

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The Advanced Scuba Diver course is for certified divers seeking to refine and improve their skills. Divers must be a minimum of 10 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver or equivalent. 

2018 Advanced Open Water Dives Schedule

July 14, 15: Instructor, Michael

August 25, 26: Instructor, Tom

To enroll, please call us at 203.883.1235, option 1.

Oceanblue Dive
108 Bedford Street

Stamford, CT, 06901