Advanced Open Water Course


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Open Water Divers who want to continue growing in their newfound passion, gain experience and learn skills beyond those from the Open Water certification can do so by becoming Advanced Open Water Divers, AOW.  The AOW course increases your confidence, improves your knowledge of dive equipment, diving procedures and general diving theory.  Obtaining the AOW certification also means that you will be certified to dive to 100 feet (30 metres).

Over one weekend you will enjoy five specialty dives, each one focusing upon a unique skill. Two of those new skills are mandatory, deep diving and advanced navigation, the remaining three are taken from the wide range of available specialties!

Our course fee includes the following: your AOW course materials and tuition, five dives, boat fees for two days, campsite for two nights, all air fills, food on the boat for both days and, of course, your Advanced Certification Card. You will also get to meet a fun group of people who will be taking their Advanced course at the the same time as you.

You can save $15 off your course today by choosing to pick up your materials in person. Input the coupon code below in your cart or during checkout and then dive into the TSC Shop located at 101 Spadina Ave, unit 213 on the second floor to get your dive bag. We’ll see you soon!!

Coupon Code: shoptsc

All of the required dive equipment (such as BCD, Regulators, wetsuit, weightbelt, weights, mask, fins and snorkel) are available to rent from us for the weekend if you require.

Where do we go?

The St. Lawrence River has been a pivotal shipping route for hundreds of years. Naturally, with such a long maritime history there are wonderful shipwrecks to investigate. The Gananoque area of the St. Lawrence, in particular, abounds with shipwrecks at all depths. What better place to continue to grow in your newfound passion?

Think the water is too cold? During the summer months, the water temperature here reaches up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24º C) and visibility can exceed 60 feet (18m).

Please note that Ontario certification dives in an open water environment are not available after mid-September and recommence after May of the following year.

There is no significant classroom portion for this course.  The majority of the teaching takes place on the course, however, there are some materials to complete prior to attending, as well as some “knowledge reviews” that need to completed.  As with a number of our other courses, the theory portions of this course can be taken using eLearning.  So, if you would rather get through the class aspect in your own time and only join us for the practical portion of the course (i.e. the dives), please use that option below.

Fun Divers

Already certified, but want to join us on one of our Brockville weekends for some fun dives? Sign up as a Fun Diver here!