PADI Advanced Open Water Course on Maui

Already certified? Want to expand your scuba skills and increase your confidence and control in the water? The PADI Advanced Open Water course can make that happen!

Why choose Dive Maui for PADI Advanced Open Water Course


With Dive Maui, the $699 price includes everything: PADI E-learning, rental gear, instructor, logbook, 2 boat dives, a night dive, and PADI processing fees — there are no surprises with us!

Small Group

We accept a maximum of 4 people in courses. We want to focus on your dive education, not volume. Of course, if you have a larger group we will accommodate your group in one course – but only upon request!


You will have a dedicated Instructor teaching your course. We focus on your dive education – you will have their undivided attention, not be included with fun divers or other courses.

Get more experience

Your Advanced Course should give you experience at a variety of dive sites in various conditions – not only will you have shore dives, but you will have 2 dives from our boat – unique to Dive Maui!

4 Dive Sites

Your course includes 4 different dive sites: 2 from shore, 2 from our boat and night dive at location you are already familiar with!

Up to an hour

Your training dives last up to an hour (if your air consumption allows). We don’t cut your dives short so we can get home early!

80 Cubic Tanks

We provide all our divers with 80 cubic feet tanks. We don’t want your tank size to limit your bottom time! (Smaller tanks available upon request).

Earn Certification

As a certified diver, booking 1 day on the boat, 2 shore dives and 1 night dive would cost $600 – for only $99 more you have eLearning (a $204 value) and course work earning an Advanced Certification in the process.

Best PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course on Maui

Price per person: $699*


If this doesn’t work for you please contact us as we are sometimes able to offer courses on other days.


Meeting time: 8:00am on Day 1 & 6:30am on Day 2

2 Days: 3 Shore Dives on Day 1 & 2 Boat Dives on Day 2

Meet at our dive shop

*Price is for 2 days of instruction, additional charges may be added for additional days of instruction.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course on Maui

Improve your skills in paradise


Private or small groups


Dive from shore AND our boat


Gear and PADI fees included

Get Advanced Open Water Certification on Maui

Are you a certified scuba diver? Are you interested in learning more about scuba diving, trying different types of dives and dive environments, and going deeper? Do you want to increase your skill level and confidence in the water? If the answer is yes, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is the perfect way to do all of this.

With our clear waters, abundant fish, and colorful corals, Maui is the ideal place to improve your scuba diving skills and increase your confidence. Maui’s reefs are not only breathtaking, but they are easily accessible and the perfect place to dive year round.

Become a PADI Advanced Open Water diver

Your path to becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water diver begins with the Deep and Underwater Navigation adventure dives. We strongly recommend that everyone do a Peak Performance Buoyancy and Night dive as two of your adventure dives. Then, you can pick from a variety of choices for your final adventure dive.

Your PADI instructor will be there to help you develop your capabilities so you find new ways to enjoy scuba diving.
When you choose to earn your PADI Advanced Open Water with us you get the best of both worlds as your course includes 2 boat dives and 3 shore dives. When you register we will provide you with the necessary materials for study.

PADI Medical form

Prior to your dive you will need to complete the PADI medical form.  Answering “yes” on the form will require you to see a physician before scuba diving.  Please note cancellations due to answering “yes” on the medical will not be refunded within 48 hours.

Best Advanced Open Water course on Maui

PADI Advanced Open Water Requirements

Your PADI Advanced Open Water course can be completed in two days of diving on Maui.

Typically, on the first day we will meet at 8am for the first two shore dives, followed by a short break before your night dive!

The second day of diving will be on our boat! We will meet early at the shop (6:30am) and head out for our deep dive and a second adventure dive of your choice. The day should be complete by 1:30pm so you can enjoy your afternoon and celebrate your new found scuba skills!

Before your arrival you will have online study to complete. Once you’ve signed up online, and paid for the class, we will send you the PADI eLearning so you can begin studying. Please note that all eLearning must be completed prior to your first day of diving so we recommend you give yourself plenty of time.

Advanced dive course on Maui

Save time with PADI eLearning

When you sign up for your certification course we send you the PADI eLearning knowledge development portion.

The online study portion takes about 10 hours and covers all the content of the course you will complete with your instructor.

Once you have completed the knowledge development modules online at home you’re ready to hop into the water and start diving.

Already completed your eLearning? check out our PADI Open Water Referral Course to complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Our students love our PADI Advance Open Water Certification

Over the years, we’ve shared the passion for the ocean with countless adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts like you. And, thanks to all the feedback and reviews, the good and the bad, we can keep on the right track and provide you with the best PADI Advance Open Water Certification on Maui. 

Best 5 star review

Can’t say enough about Dive Maui. I took the two day open water cert. The instructor is an exceptional teacher, a total pro and fun to be with. I will definitely be back and recommend Dive Maui to anyone who wants a top tier dive outfit. 

Peter S.

From TripAdvisor

Best 5 star review

Did my PADI certification with Dive Maui. Super professional, thorough, attentive and supportive. A great time too!! 

Scott B.

From TripAdvisor

Best 5 star review

We had a fantastic experience getting PADI certified at Dive Maui. Very glad that we found Dive Maui! Diving was the highlight of our trip and the exercises and learning that were a part of getting certified were fun while being informative. 

Gustav D

From Google

Best 5 star review

Excellent diving experience. Did OW certification shore dives. Saw numerous turtles, some sharks, and many other fish and crustaceans. Small, but top notch operation 

Kenneth J.

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Best 5 star review

Great operation, total professionals, but relaxed. I spent 2 days getting my open water cert. My instructor was awesome and made me feel relaxed. The teaching style is perfect. Over three days I saw sharks, octopus and some incredible underwater rock formations. 


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What is included in diving lesson


Personalized scuba instruction from your PADI Professional


All PADI materials and certification costs


All rental gear


A day of boat diving


A light lunch on the boat

What makes this lesson special


Customized instruction as you try new types of dives. We go at your pace.


Your instructor will teach you not only the course subject but also about the marine life you will see while diving.


Focus on conservation. Learn to dive and interact with the ocean in a respectful way to lessen your impact on the marine environment.


Dive experience on shore and off a boat exploring 3-4 different dive sites.

Frequently Asked Questions on PADI Advance Open Water Course

How many dives do you need for advanced open water?

You must already be Open Water certified. The Advanced Open Water course consists of 5 dives.

Do I need to complete PADI eLearning again?

There is eLearning for the Advanced Open Water course which is different from the Open Water eLearning.

How deep can a PADI Advanced Open Water diver go?

100 ft/30 m

How long does PADI Advanced take?

It can be completed in 2 days of diving in Maui after you have completed your online learning (about 6 hours)

Do I need to bring a Medical Statement?

Prior to your dive you will need to complete the PADI medical form.  Answering “yes” on the form will require you to see a physician before scuba diving.  Please note cancellations due to answering “yes” on the medical will not be refunded within 48 hours.

How much does Advanced Open Water cost?

The price of our 2 days PADI Advance Open Water course is $699 which includes all materials, gear, and certification fees.

Does PADI Advanced Open Water certification expire?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification is good for life. 

Is diving gear included?

Yes, all the gear you will need is included and provided by us.

Can I join the the course without my PADI card?

We will need proof of your prior Open Water certification. 

What is your Cancellation Policy?

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy, though you will only be refunded in part because the eLearning component cannot be refunded once assigned.

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