Advanced Scuba Diver Course


Course Overview

Are you interested in a particular type of diving? Explore various types of diving activities when you enroll in an Advanced Scuba Diver Course! This course is a continuing education certification course for certified divers. It is an enjoyable program of continued supervised experience designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities.  This course allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of particular interest. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are

considered competent to engage in open water diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training. This course is appropriate for divers who:

• Desire additional training,

• Have moved from one diving area to another and desire local orientation,

• Do not have, but wish to obtain, NAUI certification, or

• Desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.

Course Topics

In the Advanced Scuba Diver Course, you will cover topics such as...

  • review dive planning and the buddy system,
  • review buoyancy control techniques and methods for fine tuning buoyancy,
  • learn about stress and stress management,
  • learn underwater navigation by using a compass and natural features,
  • learn about night and low visibility diving,
  • learn various search patterns,
  • learn about mapping and non-penetration wreck diving, and
  • learn how to use a compass, dive reel, and lift bag.


The NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver course is for certified divers who desire additional training in a variety of diving activities. Divers must be a minimum of 10 years of age for a Junior Advanced Scuba Diver certification or 15 years of age for an Advanced Scuba Diver certification. Divers must be in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver or the equivalent.     


There are required classroom sessions, confined water sessions, online home study sessions, and a final exam.  Participants must have their own personal dive equipment (fins, booties if using open heel fins, soft weights, mask, snorkel, wetsuit-optional). New Orleans Scuba will provide a BC, regulator, and tank for use during confined water sessions.

During training, students complete a minimum of six open-water dives, including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving, and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters of maximum depth), plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options.
Possible activities include:

Search and recovery

Boat diving
Light salvage
Hunting and collecting
Exploration and underwater mapping
Wreck diving (non-penetration)
Observation and data collecting
Diving in surf or currents
Altitude diving
Salt Water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
Shore diving
Diving for photos and videos
Using dive computers 

Course Fees

The Advanced Scuba Diver Course is $350.00. Additional expenses include fees associated with the required six dives for certification.

What's Next

After becoming a certified NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver, individuals should consider enrolling in a NAUI Master Diver or NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver course to develop additional expertise and comfort in the water.