On a Caribbean dive trip many of the dives that we will be doing can easily be counted towards the advanced certification. We are doing the dives anyways, you might as well get credit for them.
Five dives are need for the certification. The one required dive for the advanced certification is the underwater navigation dive. Because of the logistics involved with this dive (we need a flat bottom with no current and limited visibility), we usually have the advanced diver complete this back home in the summer, by joining in with a traditional class for just this dive.
Some of dives that we commonly do on the Caribbean dive trips to satisfy the other four dives would be:
and in some cases if the destination allows:
Course Fee: $150.00 - this would include four of the above dives, the local navigation dive, and PADI's processing fee.
Items for Class: PADI Adventures in Diving manual $39.95 and all equipment including: compass, slate and dive light. For those students who have yet to own their equipment, rental is available.