Advanced diver

Just finished your Open water Course? Now you are ready to improve your skills!


Our Advanced Diver course is designed to build confidence and expand your scuba skills.  During the course you will get to try out different specialties (adventure dives) while gaining experience under the watchful eye of your instructor! You will log dives and develop capabilities as you explore new ways to have fun scuba diving!

Our advanced open water course is different from all the others in the region!  Enjoy a premier experience by splitting your experience between shore and boat diving! 


You can also start working your way towards Master Scuba Diver and earn credit for specialty certifications. Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.


To enroll in a PADI Advanced Diver course (or Junior Advanced Diver), you must be 12 years old or older and have completed your open water certification.


You’ll need to enroll at least one week prior to class. This will allow you adequate time to complete all training materials. 

Dive World Austin's program: This is a more traditional approach of conducting the development training using hard copies of the training materials. We meet at Windy Point Scuba Park on Saturday and at The Giant Stride on Sunday. We do ask that some flexibility be allowed in case of bad weather.

** Special pricing for Military, Scouts, First Responders available, please contact store staff at (512) 219-1220. **

Download your Medical Form here. (Click the PDF!) 

If you have a yes on your medical release form, your physician will need to sign the permission form prior to starting class. You MUST bring this form filled out to attend class.

Download the talent release here. (Click the PDF!)


What Will I Learn?
  • We teach Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation, Search and Recovery on the first day of class at Windy Point Scuba Park. On the second day we venture on The Giant Stride, (30-foot pontoon boat customized for diving) to conduct Deep Diver and your choice of one of the following:​

    • Boat Diver

    • Wreck Diver

    • *** WITH PRIVATE CLASSES WE CAN ORGANIZE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Diving, Digital Underwater Imaging, Dry Suit, or Night Diving. Or, we occasionally have a course that will forgo the Giant Stride dives, in favor of DPV and Night Diving.  

What is included?
  • Advanced Open Water Crew Pack; Adventures in Diving Manual, Visual Signalling Device (Safety Sausage), Audio Signalling Device (Whistle), Multipurpose Data Carrier (slate), Continuing Education Dive Log, PADI sticker, DAN sticker, Student File Folder.

  •  Scuba Cylinders 

  • Air Fills

  • Instructor Fees

  • Certification Card

  • Two Tank Dive off The Giant Stride (30-foot pontoon boat customized for diving, 2nd day of class)

Not Included:
  • You will need to provide your own Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Dive Booties. (10% student discount available in store!)

  • You will need basic scuba equipment including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), Wetsuits, Hoods, and gloves (will be needed depending on the season and water temperature). IF YOU DO NOT OWN THESE THEY CAN BE RENTED FOR 50% discount!!!

  •  Entrance Fee to Windy Point Scuba Park; $15.00 per person, per day for the First day of class. (1 day only)

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