Advanced Open Water Diver

If you really want to discover what adventure in SCUBA diving is, Utila Dive Centre’s Advanced Open Water Course is perfect for you. It’s designed to help increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.

During this course, one of our Instructors will guide you during 5 open water specialty dives of your choice. These dives may include Deep, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Underwater Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, and many others.

You will experience famous local dive sites like Utila’s Halliburton Wreck (a cargo ship that lies in 30m/100ft of water) or the dramatic drop-offs at the North Side’s ‘Turtle Harbor’.  Our fast, comfortable dive boats will take you on exciting wall dives on the North Side of Utila and in addition to seeing amazing aquatic life and stunning drop-offs and diving sheer walls, you may get lucky and see a whale shark!

This license allows you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 30 metres/100 feet without professional supervision (where local laws allow). This certification requires just 2 days – or 1 day if you already hold an Adventures in Diving certification.

During the course, you can even sample training exercises from the PADI Rescue Diver course during this program that will credit you should you continue your diver education.

We now offer our Advanced Open Water course with a Dive Computer!
During your course, we’ll train you on how to use a dive computer, an essential tool for divers! We are the only Dive Center on the island that can offer this service, and with a dive computer you will have a more enjoyable and thorough dive experience!

I thoroughly enjoyed the dives, the enthusiasm, the clarity, and the natural repetition with what the course was organised. It truly helped bringing my diving skills to a better level while, at the same time, having the opportunity to see a big variety of sea life, coral, and wrecks.

Course time: 2.5 Days
Content: 5 Adventure Dives
Maximum depth allowed: 30 meters / 100 feet
Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
Course Package Includes: All materials, Taxes, Equipment, 3 Free Nights at Mango Inn Resort and 2 Free Fun Dives
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We offer accommodation with all our recreational courses at the Mango Inn resort.  The Mango Inn is away from the main settlement of Utila in quiet gardens, yet is only a few minutes walk from all amenities and conveniences should you need to procure any items or accessories.   Outside the rooms you are surrounded by luscious gardens with accommodation, freshwater training pool, and restaurant a few steps away. The tranquil gardens of the Mango Inn are the perfect location in this tropical paradise for a low stress learning environment, and you are no more than a 10 minute walk to our dive center.