Advance Open
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Course Description

When you sign up with our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification course, you will first start with a lecture for every adventure dive. On the first day, you will do a mandatory adventure dive which is the underwater navigation plus a fun dive. On the second day, you will perform another mandatory dive which is deep diving (more than 18 meters or 60 feet but not deeper than 30 meters or 100 feet) plus an adventure dive of your choice like wreck diving, boat diving, underwater photography, drift diving, fish ID, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search & recovery, underwater naturalist, and self-reliant diver. On the third day, you will perform another 2 adventure dives of choice that have not been chosen from the second day.

Note: Depending on your vacation schedule, you have 2 choices to complete this course. If you choose to complete 5 adventure dives in 3 days, you will earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. In case you only have 2 days of vacation here in Bahia Solano, then you have the option to do only 3 adventure dives and earn the PADI Adventure Diver certification.

Important Information

  • Open water diver certification required
  • Minimum 12 logged dives
  • Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives are mandatory
  • 10 to 14-year-old divers earn a Junior Advance Open Water Diver certification
  • Open Water Dives 1 and 2 -12 meters/40 feet
  • Open Water Dives 3 and 4 -18 meters/60 feet
  • The maximum depth for advanced Open Water Diver certification is 30 meters/100 feet
  • Time to complete the course in Bahía Solano 3 days
  • NOTE: After any scuba diving activity, you need 18 hours before flying out of Bahía Solano or going to high altitude Read More
  • To enroll 30% of the total price is required and NO REFUND (the price of the E-book and certification)
  • In case of any medical condition, physician approval is required
  • Basic swimming skills are required 

The Price Included

  • Classroom 
  • Rental Diving equipment required to complete the course ( Mask, Snorkel, Regulator, BCD, Surface Marker, Wetsuit, Fins, Weights, Compass, Diving Computer)
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Manual E-Book
  • 5 Pacific Ocean Dives 
  • Digital certification card
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Diving insurance
  • Pacific diver T-Shirt 
  • Pacific diver cap

The Price Excluded

  • Transportation to Bahía Solano
  • Bahía Solano Airport Fee
  • Accommodation 

3 Days Course

2.660.000 COP

Why Ankla Azul

Our Dive Center’s Diving Instructors, have several years of experience with thousands of logged dives and can teach both PADI and SSI Diving Courses. Diver Safety is our number 1 standard and we appreciate every minute we spend underwater. Therefore we give it our best while instructing Dive Courses, and guiding certified divers on Fun Dives. We have also established our own coral nursery, where we teach fish and coral identification courses, with Fish ID and Coral ID Charts, native to our location here in Bahia Solano, this helps implement our scuba divers, to become conscious of the ecosystem while diving.

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