How much does the Advanced course cost?: $250 ($125 per training day), plus the Advanced Open Water Diver Manual, charter fees, and rental gear. (Students receive 50% off rental gear while on the course.)
What do I need for Gear?: Mask, snorkel, strap style fins & wetsuit boots, cold water wetsuit, hood, gloves, BCD, 28-32 lbs of weight, weight belt (if not integrated), cold water regulator with compass, dive computer, 2-3 scuba tanks (depending on the number of dives that day). Optional but recommended - Underwater Flashlight
How do I reach my instructor?: After you have registered, the instructor's contact information will be available on your invoice and your contact information will also be forwarded to the instructor who will be in touch.
What do I do with the Advanced Open Water Dive Manual?: The manual is an important part of the class and contains valuable knowledge. Please read and complete the questions in: “Thinking like a Diver” as well as each of the following sections before arriving for the dives you are doing: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Drift, Deep, Wreck and Underwater Navigation. (Failure to have this done = Not ready to dive that day)
Is there a classroom session?: No. Before each dive, the instructor will take up the Knowledge Reviews with you and you must have these completed and with you to be able to participate in the dive.
Can I use Dive Zone discount coupons on this course?: Dive Zone members may use their discounts as specified on their membership cards.
What happens if I fail to complete a training dive or have to reschedule?: If a student cancels with less than 7 days notice, is absent or late, shows up unprepared or not ready to dive or does not successfully complete a dive for some reason, they do not fail the program. They will need to do a makeup dive with one of the available instructors at a later date, at a rate of $30 per makeup dive, plus rental gear and any charter fees if applicable.
What if Dive Source has to cancel a training dive? If a training dive is cancelled for some reason (like weather) and it cannot be rescheduled. You have the option of receiving a store credit or refund for that training dive as well as rental fees (from Dive Source only) and charter fee if applicable for that day, but nothing more.
Cassandra Hamilton (Dive Master)