Continuing Education

Advanced Open Water

$199 + materials

Are you still carrying a C-card that labels you as a beginning diver? Get rid of it! With the Advanced Open Water course, there has never been a better time to move up. As part of the course, you will more than double the amount of practical, in-water training you received in your beginning course, gain additional diving experience under the supervision of a thoroughly trained PADI instructor and meet new friends and diving buddies. You will also gain an introduction to popular specialty diving activities.

The course consists of one classroom session and five open water dives. The open water dives can be completed on any of our Caribbean adventures, Haigh Quarry, or Mermet Springs trips. AD&T will provide all basic equipment including tanks and weights for the pool session but students must purchase or rent their own equipment for the open water dives.

At the completion of this course, you will receive a PADI Advanced Open Water Certification Card. This course is the first step toward the Master Scuba Diver certification. For more information on this prestigious rating, please ask your instructor.

Core Dives:

  • Deep
  • Navigation

Elective Dives (Pick 3):

  • Night
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Drysuit
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Wreck Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Drift Dive
  • Rescue
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Project Aware Fish ID

Extra dives can be added for $40 per dive.


Rescue Diver

$225 + materials

The best buddy any diver can have is one who not only knows what to do in the event of an emergency, but knows how to prevent most emergencies from occurring in the first place. What kind of buddy is this? A PADI Rescue Diver. The rescue course gives you these skills plus increases your confidence in your own abilities. It enables you to serve as a safety diver for a wide variety of diving activities, including diver training.

If you’ve thought about taking the Rescue Course but are a little wary of the level of difficulty and time involved, let me set your mind at ease and introduce you to the latest phase of Rescue Training.  Let’s face it, most of us are not Olympic athletes, so we’ve developed skills to accomplish a rescue that work for everyone…not just the champion swimmers among us!  The secret is developing proper awareness and easy-to-use techniques, not brute strength!

Safety gear is becoming more common at dive sites and on dive boats, so to enhance your training we have both adult and infant CPR mannikins, AED trainers, floating backboards and real oxygen kits for use during the classroom, pool, and open water portions. This helps you learn more realistically and demonstrates how having the proper safety gear can make the process a WHOLE LOT EASIER!  You will also be supplied with your own personal Red Cross pocket mask (also included at no charge, yours to keep) during pool and open water training to provide a simpler, easier, better, more realistic rescue.

This course has 2 classroom and pool sessions of 4 hours each. The open water sessions are completed in one day, usually on a Friday session during one of our weekend local dives at Haigh Quarry or Mermet Springs. Most people agree that, although this is the most challenging of all the diving courses, afterwards you have a great feeling of accomplishment and confidence.

At the completion of this course, you will receive a PADI Rescue Certification Card. Remember the PADI Rescue Certification is only a few steps away from earning your Master Scuba Diver rating. For more information on this prestigious rating please ask you instructor.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
  • Emergency First Response Certification within the last 2 years (or equivalent current certification in CPR/AED, Oxygen Management, Basic Life Support and Secondary Care)
  • 20 Dives, including Night, Deep and Navigation from PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Minimum age 15

Provided by Student:

  • PADI Crewpak with Rescue Diver manual and DVD
  • All personal scuba equipment for open water dives
  • Travel costs and entry fees associated with the open water dives

Homework & Class Preparation:

By the first night of class, you need to watch the Rescue DVD, read the Rescue manual and have the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter completed. We will be diving in the pool on both class nights, so be sure to bring your bathing suit, towel and dive gear including wetsuit (we will supply the tanks and weights for the pool sessions).

CPR/AED, O2, First Aid and Secondary Care Certifications

Our Emergency First Response course is second to none in providing the high level of medical training that rescue diving requires.   Unlike the standard CPR-1st Aid courses you’ll find, EFR training is more comprehensive, more thorough, and contains an oxygen management module that is invaluable for handling diving emergencies.  The EFR course can be completed any time prior to the Rescue open water dives.      


Master Diver (MSD)

The Highest Recreational Rating in Scuba

Want to go explore a wreck at night…in a drysuit…breathing Nitrox…and navigate your way back to the boat? Better find a Master Diver to buddy up with. How about a deep dive…to locate a lost object…and use a lift bag to bring it back…and photograph the process? An Master Diver will be necessary to plan and execute the dive safely!

Whereas the DIVEMASTER rating signifies a professional level of leadership, group organization, and dive management skills, the MASTER DIVER rating indicate a more self-focused specialization of dive skills. The MSD rating signify an extraordinary level of dive knowledge over a wide range of subjects and high degree of proficiency over an extreme range of diving conditions. Over the course of their diving careers these divers have become specialists in many areas, learned to integrate techniques and skills to accomplish an objective, and logged LOTS of fun dives in the process!

If you’re just starting your first scuba class, or if you’ve been diving for years, the MSD rating is the ultimate goal for all divers. In fact, as soon as you start your Open Water course you are working on your Master Level rating! While you are progressing through the Advanced, Rescue, and Specialty courses you are also completing key portions of the Master program.


To qualify to be an MSD you need to be a PADI Rescue Diver, have completed 5 Specialty diving courses and have logged no less than 50 dives.