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


Fall 2018 Advanced Open Water Course Schedule

Course Dates: Session 1 – Wednesday 09/05/18 Classroom 7:30pm-9:30pm. Deep/Navigation
Monday 09/10/18 Classroom 7:30pm-9:30pm. EANx/Night & Lim. Viz.

Session 2 – Tuesday 09/18/18 Classroom 7:30pm-9:30pm. Deep/ Navigation
Thursday 09/20/18 Classroom 7:30pm-9:30pm. EANx/Night & Lim. Viz.

*(Potential/tentative) Session 3 – Monday 09/24/18 Classroom 7:30pm-9:30pm. Deep/Navigation
(Min 6 Students necessary) Wednesday 09/26/18 Classroom 7:30pm-9:30pm. EANx/Night & Lim. Viz.



Stress and Rescue 

TBD - contact Eboard if interested