Scuba Superstore in Laguna Beach California Advanced Diver Course

  Let the scuba training staff at Scuba Superstore help keep your diving adventure alive! Apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites, activities and meet new divers while working toward the next level of scuba diver certification after scuba diver. Explore and learn which diving specialties may interest you, and what types of diving you enjoy most while gaining more confidence and capability.


  Our Advanced diver program is a continuing education certification course prepared for any and all certified basic divers. It is an enjoyable program of continued supervised experience designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities presented almost entirely in an open water setting.
This course is appropriate for divers who:

  • Desire additional training.
  • Have moved into our area and would like local orientation.
  • Do not have, but wish to obtain, advanced certification.
  • Desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions, such as beach diving (dealing with surf).

The Dives
  The course offers a minimum of six open water dives held over a single weekend and evening. Of the six dives, there are required dive topic areas that we cover in every class. The remaining dives are made up from or combined to the required dives from the following list, and are set up and scheduled / planned by your instructor with input from the class.
    Required Dives
  • Navigation
  • Night
  • Rescue
  • Deep diving (minimum 100ft/31meters, maximum 130ft/40meters)
    Elective Dives (Planned by instructor with input from the class)
  • Search and recovery
  • Light salvage
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Exploration and underwater mapping
  • Non-penetration wreck diving
  • Observation and data collection
  • Diving for photos or video
  • Using dive computers

PreRequisites for entering the course
Age: Minimum is 15 years.(Junior certification for ages 12-14 is available)
Diver certification: Certification as a scuba diver by a recognized agency is required.
Equipment: Students must furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. Each student must have a compass and U/W light and a cyalume for the night dive.

  Course fees do not include equipment rental or boat fees or any other incidentals related to completing this class. Registered Master Scuba Diver Students qualify for our in store student purchase discount.

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