PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

PADI Learn To Scuba Dive In Belize

Ambergris Divers offers Open Water Divers or Junior Open Water Divers (15 yrs age requirement) the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification, which fine tunes selective skills to broaden your expertise as a Scuba Diver.

The course includes a total of 5 dives; 2 of which are required:  the Navigation Dive, and the Deep Dive.  And also 3 adventure dives: choose 3 adventure dives from the following list:

  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist

All these are done at the local dive sites along the Barrier Reef running parallel to the island of Ambergris Caye, same as visited on regular dive trips – so you get to enjoy the popular dive sites during your course !

PADI Advanced Open Water Upgrade:

Substitute one of the adventure dives for the NITROX certification course/dive. +$fee, EANx course materials add on.

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Day 1 :

2 half days plus 1 afternoon (-OR- 1 evening if you choose the night adventure dive)

Price Includes

  • Study Materials
  • Tanks, weights and belts
  • Dive gear rentals
  • Refreshments
  • 12.5% General Sales Tax
  • Certification processing - your new dive rating credentials issued onsite!

Frequently Asked Questions


PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver, or qualifying entry-level certification.
The minimum age to start the Advanced Open Water Diver course is 12.
Divers 15 or older earn an Advanced Open Water Diver certification
Divers between the age of 12-14 earn a Junior Advanced Open Water

Medical Requirements
Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Where can I go from here?

PADI Advanced Open Water Divers can then enroll in
– Deep Diver Specialty
– Night Diver Specialty
– Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
– Enriched Air Nitrox