Advanced Open Water

ADVANCED OPENWATER

 

Now that you’ve completed the PADI “Entry Level” diver program, it’s time to explore many of Scuba’s most interesting and useful skills. At PACIFIC WILDERNESS our PADI Advanced Diver Program will put the basic skills learned in your Entry Level class to maximum use.

As part of the Advanced program you will learn the basics in three exciting areas of diving: Underwater Navigation (using a compass), Deep Diving (80-100 feet) and Night Diving (thrilling!).  In addition, all students receive training in two other areas of SCUBA diving. These areas vary according to which Advanced Diver program you choose.

Both Types of programs listed below qualify for the PADI Advanced Diver Card, the most recognized Advanced Card in the world!

ADVANCED CLASS REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITE
REQUIRED GEAR
Completion of the PADI Open Water Class or equivalent*.
(Minimum age 15 to Register)

*If your certification is listed below you may qualify to enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at Pacific Wilderness.

  • BSAC Ocean Diver
  • CMAS 1 Star Diver
  • IDEA Open Water
  • NASDS Open Water
  • NAUI Open Water
  • PDIC Open Water
  • SSI Open Water
  • YMCA Open Water

 

The Following Equipment is Required for your Advanced Class:
  • Basic Gear (Purchased in OpenWater)
  • Full SCUBA Gear (Rental Available**)
    • Regulator System
    • B. C.
    • Tank
    • Wetsuit & Hood
    • Weight Belt

Plus the Following needed for Advanced:

  • Dive Knife & Slate*
  • Compass*
  • Whistle*
  • Primary & Backup Dive Lights*
  • Chemical light Stick*
  • Dive Bag if you have a Boat Trip*

*Note, this Equipment is Required at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.

**Full SCUBA Gear is available for Rental at a Package Rate of $60 for the Weekend

FOR COMPLETION
  • Attend Briefing Session and Complete Assignments.
  • Attend Pool Session if you are required to do so by Instructor
  • Complete “Navigation Dive”
  • Complete “Deep Dive”
  • Complete “Night Dive”
  • Complete the Two additional “Elective Dives” (Typically Naturalist and Search & Recovery)
TRAINING OPTIONS

 

GROUP – WEEKEND ALL BEACH DIVES CLASS

 ALL BEACH DIVES This is our most Popular program and also your Best Value. The all Beach dives program incorporates 15 hours of Instruction with four Local Morning Dives and One Local Night Dive taking place over Two Days.

We recommend this Course to most Students for Several Reasons:
  • It’s the Best Value
  • It gives you additional Beach Diving Experience.
  • Advanced Classes are the best way to work on your skills right out of OpenWater!
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available.
To View Class Schedules Click Here for Schedules & Information

NOTE: All courses are the same for both locations – we will normally conduct the Beach Dive at the Beach most convenient for the Majority of Students.

Classes Limited to Eight People

$199Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Advanced Book, Slate & all Forms.
  • PADI Advanced Certification Card.
  • (5) Specialty Dives with Instructor
  • (2) Days of Supervised Beach Diving

 

 

Back to Training Options

 GROUP – WEEKEND BEACH & BOAT DIVING CLASS

BEACH & BOAT DIVES  This is our most Fun program and also a Great Value. The beach and boat dives program incorporates 15 hours of Instruction with two Local Morning and one evening Beach Dive plus two final Certification dives off Catalina Island (On a Dive Boat, not the “Express”).  Tuition even includes the Catalina Boat dives to make your learning experience more fun and exciting! 

We recommend this Course to most Students for Several Reasons:
  • It’s a Great Value
  • It gives you additional Beach & Boat Diving Experience.
  • Diving Catalina Island is always Fantastic!
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available.
To View Class Schedules Click Here for Schedules & Information

NOTE: All courses are the same for both locations – we will normally conduct the Beach Dive at the Beach most convenient for the Majority of Students.

Classes Limited to Eight People

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Advanced Book, Slate & all Forms..
  • PADI Advanced Certification Card.
  • (5) Specialty Dives with Instructor
  • Catalina Island Boat Trip

 

PRIVATE – CATALINA WEEKEND CLASSES
ALL BEACH DIVES FROM CASINO POINT WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)

This is our Favorite Program and also Big Fun! The Catalina Weekend program incorporates 15 hours of Instruction with two full days on Catalina Island! 

  • Friday evening at approximately 7 pm you’ll depart from San Pedro or Long Beach via Catalina Express to Avalon Harbor, Catalina.
  • Saturday morning you’ll make two Dives at Casino Point then have the rest of the day off to enjoy Avalon.  In the early evening you’ll make your night dive then have the rest of the evening off.
  • Sunday morning you’ll make your final two Beach dives off Casino Point  to complete your Advanced Certification.  You’ll be wrapped up by noon and depart back to the mainland at about 4 pm.

We recommend this Course to many Students for Several Reasons:

  • It’s a whole lot of fun!
  • It’s like a “Mini Vacation”.
  • Diving Catalina Island is always Fantastic!
  • This Course is a great way to meet new friends.

NOTE: All Condo’s/ Hotel and boat reservations are booked more than 15 days in advance – Because of this we may not be able to accommodate special requests.  Additionally, Condos require full payment up front to guarantee availability – We pay this fee based on the number of people who register for the class.  Should you wish to cancel after you have already made payment our Cancellation Policy is;

  • Less than 30 days from the departure date – we will try to sell your spot to another diver.  If we are unable to sell your spot, you will be charged a $200 cancellation fee to cover accommodation losses.
  • Less than 7 days from the departure date – we will try to sell your spot to another diver.  If we are unable to sell your spot, you will be charged the full $489 less the $25 “C – card fee & $75 Express Fee.

Classes Limited to Condo Availability

(Non-Diver Rate is $275)

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Advanced Book, Slate & all Forms.
  • PADI Advanced Certification Card.
  • (5) Specialty Dives with Instructor
  • Catalina Express Round Trip

Cat Express

  • Weekend Hotel Stay – Double Occupancy at an Avalon Condo or Hotel.  Accomodations depend on Group Size.
  • A “Non-Diver” Rate is available and includes Accommodations & Catalina Express for only $275

 

To book your own “Private” Catalina Weekend Class please use the following Outline of time allocations:

  • Briefing Time  – Dedicate 1-2 Hours total time. This may be done in Avalon the evening you arrive to the Island.
  • Casino Point Dives – Dedicate 4-6 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives may be done in the Morning usually from 8 am till Noon. We usually follow with your night Dive the same evening just prior to sunset.  The time between dives can be spent walking Avalon, shopping and eating.  Remember, no drinking PRIOR to the Night Dive, but you may party it up or just relax following!
  • Casino Point Dives – Dedicate 4-6 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives may be done in the Morning usually from 8 am till Noon.  Condo/Hotel Checkout follows and the Catalina Express ride home is usually booed to depart around 3:00 pm.

Helpful Hint:  If you book your Private Class to take place on two Consecutive days (Saturday / Sunday for example) you can save on Rental gear with our weekend “Package Rate of $60.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Group Private Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Hotel / Boat and Instructor Availability.

Private – Beach & Boat Dives Program
BEACH & BOAT DIVES WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)Our most Popular Private Program. The Private Beach & Boat Dives program incorporates 15 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Five Supervised Dives to Complete your Advanced Certification.We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  • It gives you more Personalized Attention.
  • It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Classes.
  • It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Advanced Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses (Based on 4 or More Students)
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  • Smaller class sizes

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule for you or your Group Only.
  • Tuition Fee (PRIVATE)
  • Advanced Book, Slate & all Forms.
  • PADI Advanced Certification Card.
  • (5) Specialty Dives with Instructor
  • Catalina Island Boat Trip
To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline of time allocations:

  • Briefing Time  – Dedicate 1-2 Hours total time. This may be done in One evening prior to your Dives.
  • Beach Dives – Dedicate 4-6 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives may be done in One Morning usually from 7 am till 11 am. We usually follow with your night Dive the same evening just prior to sunset.  Orange County residents will typically dive from Laguna Beach, LA County residents will dive from Redondo Beach.  Beach Dives One & Two are usually on Saturday Morning with the night dive following Saturday Evening.
  • Boat Dives – You will need to Dedicate a Full Day. Our Boat Trips are scheduled a Year in Advance and can be Viewed Here. Look up any “Shop Boat Dive” and use those dates in planning your Schedule.

Helpful Hint:  If you book your Private Class to take place on two consecutive days (Saturday / Sunday for example) you can save on Rental gear with our weekend “Package Rate” of $60.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Group Private Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Boat and Instructor Availability.

 

Private – Beach  Dives Only Program
BEACH DIVES ONLY WB01372_.gif (406 bytes)Our most Economical Private Program. The Private Beach Dives Only program incorporates 10 – 12 hours of Instruction Customized to your Schedule with Five Supervised Dives to Complete your Advanced Certification.We recommend this Course to Students for Several Reasons:

  • It gives you more Personalized Attention.
  • It allows those with Difficult or Varying Work Schedules to take Classes.
  • It gives your Group the ability to take a Private Advanced Class with just your Friends at a comparable Price to Standard “Pre-Scheduled” Courses (Based on 4 or More Students)
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available because you set it!
  • Smaller class sizes

To View How to Build a Class Schedules See Below.

Classes Size of One up to Eight 

 

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Customized Course Schedule for you or your Group Only.
  • Tuition Fee (PRIVATE)
  • Advanced Book, Slate & all Forms.
  • PADI Advanced Certification Card.
  • (5) Specialty Dives with Instructor

To book your own “Private” Class please use the following Outline of time allocations:

  • Briefing Time  – Dedicate 1-2 Hours total time. This may be done in One evening prior to your Dives.
  • Beach Dives Day #1 – Dedicate 4-6 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives (#1 & #2) may be done in One Morning usually from 7 am till 11 am. We usually follow with your Night Beach Dive (#3) the same evening just prior to sunset.  Orange County residents will typically dive from Laguna Beach, LA County residents will dive from Redondo Beach.  Beach Dives One & Two are usually on Saturday Morning with the night dive following Saturday Evening.
  • Beach Dives Day #2 – Dedicate 4 Hours total time. Two Beach Dives (#4 & #5) may be done in One Morning usually from 7 am till 11 am. Orange County residents will typically dive from Laguna Beach, LA County residents will dive from Redondo Beach.  Beach Dives One & Two are usually on Saturday Morning with the night dive following Saturday Evening.

Helpful Hint:  If you book your Private Class to take place on two consecutive days (Saturday / Sunday for example) you can save on Rental gear with our weekend “Package Rate of $60.

If you need help or have any questions on how to schedule Your Group Private Class Please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

Note, Final Schedules will be determined jointly between Student (s) and Dive Shop based on Instructor Availability.

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  1. Hi

    I am looking for AWD course that will happen between 20-23.04. Do you have anything available?

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