With the warmer weather we had over the weekend, a lot of us have diving on our minds. If you’re an Open Water Diver, why not broaden your diver skill set this year? The Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) certification course at Dolphin Dive Center (DDC) will take your diving experience to the next level. Taking specialty courses is a great way to hone your skills and learn new ones. Pursuing continued diver education allows you to dive in a wider range of underwater environments and prepares you for any diving situation that could occur. As a Scuba Schools International (SSI) partner, DDC adhere’s to SSI certification requirements: “To earn the certification for Advanced Open Water Diver, you must complete 4 specialty courses and have done a total of 24 dives.” (Source)
DDC offers its AOW class every third weekend of the month. Like the Open Water certification class, this course is divided into two sessions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Over the course of the weekend, students will participate in the following four specialty classes: Deep Water Diving, Navigation, Night and Limited Visibility Diving, and Wreck Diving.
One pool session is available to AOW students, should they wish to review their OW skills and work on navigation techniques in confined water. Although it’s not obligatory, we make sure students have a lot of fun during this session. We play underwater games designed to build confidence in low visibility environments and navigation, among others.
Upon completion of the AOW course and proof of 24 logged dives, DDC will issue the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver card. (Note: Should divers prefer to choose other SSI specialty courses to take, one at a time, they will be eligible to receive their AOW Diver card once all four specialty classes are completed and 24 dives are logged.)
For more information about Dolphin Dive Center’s Advanced Open Water Diver certification courses, class schedules, and prices, call us at (706) 548-3483. Let’s go diving!