The Advanced Open Water course is the next step in diving education. The AOW course is made up of four specialty certifications. These specialties include: Night and Limited Visibility, Deep Diver, Navigation Diver, and Nitrox. Our Advanced Open Water Certification Class is taught by Javier Armas. Javier is an SSI Instructor and has been working with the UM Scuba Club for the past 10 years alongside Charlie Matthews.

Cost: The course costs $285 and includes all books and materials. Boat charter fees are not included and each cost $55. At least two trips are required to complete the course. After completing the course you will be able to attend all UM Scuba Club trips, including those to sites deeper than 60 ft. If you have any questions please feel free to contact or Javier Armas directly at 1-786-427-9074 via text or email


Spring 2017 Advanced Open Water Course Schedule

Course Dates: Session 1 – Monday 01/29/18 Classroom 630pm-9pm. Deep/Navigation
Wednesday 01/31/18 Classroom 630pm-9pm. EANx/Night & Lim. Viz.

Session 2 – Tuesday 02/06/18 Classroom 630pm-9pm. EANx/Night & Lim. Viz.
Thursday 02/08/18 Classroom 630pm-9pm. Deep/Navigation

*(Potential/tentative) Session 3 – Monday 03/05/18 Classroom 630pm-9pm. Deep/Navigation
(Min 6 Students necessary) Thursday 03/08/18 Classroom 630pm-9pm. EANx/Night & Lim. Viz.



Stress and Rescue 

TBD - contact Eboard if interested