Advanced Scuba You must be a fit and strong swimmer to take this challenging adventure course. The Advanced Scuba class includes classroom lectures, in-water training, and optional open water dives. Open water dives, which are not included in the class fee, are necessary to obtain open water certification as a scuba diver. Students must provide mask, fins, and snorkel, and must be 15 years old by the first day of class. Course Resources Dolphin Aquatics : This course held at Dolphin Aquatics.