Advanced Diver Course

UPDATE: We have relocated to the Tampa area and are building a new shop! We will still have instructors in the Fayetteville area but the physical shop has moved. We have some limited classes scheduled in the Tampa area until the new shop opens. Please contact us for details.

Let the adventure continue! apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities under the supervision and continuing training of your NAUI Instructor. Learn which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you enjoy most. Gain more confidence and capability. Begin to consider the direction diving will take you, as you go for everything it has to offer.


This course is a continuing education certification course for certified divers. It is an enjoyable program of continued supervised experience designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities and to be taught entirely in an open water setting. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training. This course is appropriate for divers who:

- Desire additional training.
- Have moved from one diving area to another and desire local orientation.
- Do not have, but wish to obtain, NAUI certification.
- Desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.

Open Water Dives

A minimum of six open water dives are required.
A maximum of three dives per day can be applied toward course requirements.
At least two dives must be deeper than 20 feet (6 m).

The required dive topic areas listed represents three separate dives of the minimum six required. The remaining dives can be combined or split as needed to fit the situation and meet student needs provided at least six separate dives are made:

Required Dives

Night or low visibility diving
Deep diving (130 feet/40 meters maximum depth)

Elective Dives

Search and recovery
Boat diving
Light salvage
Hunting and collecting
Exploration and underwater mapping
Non-penetration wreck diving
Observation and data collection
Diving in surf or currents
Altitude diving
Salt water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
Shore diving
Diving for photos or video
Using dive computers

Prerequisites For Entering The Course

Age: Minimum is 15 years. (Junior certification for ages 12 -14 years is allowed).

Dive Certification: Certification as a scuba diver by a NAUI recognized agency is required.

Equipment: Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment.

How Much Does It Cost?

The NAUI Advanced Diver Course costs $300per student for a group class and private courses are available. We schedule students together for group classes whenever possible unless a private class is specifically requested. Military and Public Service discounts are also available.

What's Next?

Once you become a advanced certified diver, perhaps you want to further your training with an Rescue Scuba Diver course? Perhaps you want to become a dive professional and go all the way to Divemaster or even become an Instructor! Let us know what your next goal is!