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  • Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water

Take your skills to the next level!

The south corners of Monterey Bay and its open coast companion, Big Sur, are noted for crystal clear waters, abundance of marine life, and unparalleled diversity of bottom topography. The geophysical attribute that makes thisso is the deep Carmel submarine canyon that comes within a hundred yards of shore. The results are sheer rocky shores and steep underwater drop-offs studded with craggy sub sea mountains, leaving little area for sand and debris to collect—and consequently, immaculate water clarity. But the very characteristics that make this area so beautiful also make it relatively inaccessible to the unprepared SCUBA explorer. The nature of the Advanced Open Water (AOW) program is to give you the SCUBA tools necessary to safely and enjoyably explore this area of submarine excellence, as well as a broader base of supervised experience into a variety of diving adventures.


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In the Adventure Sports Unlimited AOW class, we will introduce the Sit-On-Top (SOT) kayak as a vehicle to reach these aquatic wonders. A pool training session with the kayak will get you ready for several of the class dives, including the deep and multilevel dives. Advanced navigation skills, a night dive, and a naturalist dive round out the program. After successfully completing the course, you’ll receive the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. This allows you to participate in more advanced diving activities with a maximum recommended depth limit of 30 meters/100 feet.

Cost $520

Items for Consideration

Equipment: You will need to provide your own basic snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, booties and gloves). If you purchase them from us, not only do we offer a student discount, but we provide a liberal trade-in policy and a 10% off discount. If any item does not fit or just isn’t working, we offer a flexible exchange program. We want you to have gear that is comfortable, safe, and works!

Health: SCUBA Diving, though weightless and extremely relaxing, has physical limits. You will need to have your health commensurate with the exercises of SCUBA. We have enclosed a check list that you need to answer no to all the options. If you have to answer yes to any, you must go to your doctor for approval to enter this class. (PADI Medical Form)

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancellation request received within 3 days of booking, or 7 days prior to start of private instruction. No refund or credit or transfer will be permitted if request received within 7 days of start of class. Adventure Sports Unlimited, Inc., reserves the right to reschedule or cancel if it is under-subscribed.

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