Advance Your Training
Advanced Open Water Diver
Amber Waves Diving Company offers a wide range of PADI courses to expand your diving horizons:
Advanced Open Water Diver involves 5 Adventure Dives, which are guided dives with your Instructor to experience a wider range of diving activities. Two of the dives, the deep dive and a navigation dive, are required. Then you and your Instructor will choose 3 other interesting and fun options. Your Instructor will also review the knowledge you gained through independent study in preparation for each dive. Note: Each diver must own mask/snorkel/fins and course materials.
- Provide scuba mask, fins, and snorkel and dive boots.
- Provide or rent BCD, wet-suit, regulator, octopus, compass and gauges.
- Purchase a PADI Adventures in Diving Crew Pack.
- Purchase or provide any necessary items for elective dives that you select.
- Prior to class read all of the course materials and complete all knowledge reviews.
- Provide entry fee for dive sites and any air fills.
- Bring your Open Water Certification card and log book to the dive site.
Course Fee: $200.00 Crew Pack $125.00
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We also offer a wide range of PADI Specialty Courses to further develop your skills and knowledge! Course fees range from $125.00-$150.00 plus materials and gear rental. Each diver is responsible for their own expenses at the dive locations. Specialty courses offered include:
Altitude Diver Course
Any time you’re diving at 300 to 3000 meters/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you’re altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.
The Fun Part: Dive more challenging dive sites while you satisfy your curiosity for “I wonder what’s down there?” The fun part about altitude diving is that you can explore places many people have never seen.
The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Course
Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?”
The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.
The Fun Part: You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.
The PADI Boat Diver Course
Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.
The Fun Part: Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing.
The PADI Deep Diver Course
After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives. The deep diver specialty is $150.00, plus learning materials and any gear rental.
The Fun Part: The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating!
Cost: $150.00 Plus Crew Pack and Equipment Rental
The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer and Underwater Photographer Courses
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses.
The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.
The Fun Part: It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had. Plus capture images to share with your friends and family.
THE PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course
DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a shore dive or diving from a boat, a DPV is a great way to see more and have a blast doing it.
The Fun Part: Fun? Underwater scooters (DPVs) are a kick! It’s all fun.
The PADI Drift Diver Course
The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.
The Fun Part: Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.
The PADI Dry Suit Diver course
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.
The Fun Part: Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.
Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
The Fun Part: You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty
The PADI Equipment Specialist Course
Don’t miss a dive due to a scuba gear issue. Whether it’s a blown o-ring, regulator problem, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, you can learn how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you’ll encounter every day. In addition, you’ll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it’s repaired and other information that will help you with your equipment investment.
The Fun Part: The more you know about how your dive gear works, the more comfortable you are with it, and hence the more performance you will get from it.
The PADI Night Diver Course
As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.
The Fun Part: Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down. See your favorite dive sites from a whole new perspective at night.
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.
The Fun Part: The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.
The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course
Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.
The Fun Part: Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.
The PADI Underwater Navigator Course
Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
The Fun Part: Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.
The PADI Wreck Diver Course
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
The Fun Part: The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.
Cost: $150.00 Plus Crew Pack and Gear Rental (if needed)
Master Scuba Diver
Sharpen Your Skills with the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating
You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.
More than a pipe dream?
Absolutely! Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.
The Fun Part: With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.
If you can’t find information or have questions about pricing, please call (316) 775-6688 or contact us and we’re happy to help!