Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water

Enhancing Your Dive Skills and Continuing Diver Education

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They are what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course or after a period as an Open Water Diver.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater Navigation;
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet);
  • Three more Adventure Dives of your choice (Speak to us about Options)

The Fun Part: Your Choice
One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from a wide variety of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, drift diving, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

  • Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Duration of course

You will need 3 days to complete the 5 dives required for certification.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include

  • Practical aspects of deep diving;
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving;
  • More ways to use your underwater compass;
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time;
  • How to better use your dive computer and Recreational Dive Planner;
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose.

The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all of your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

The Learning Material You Need
PADI offer two options for material, you can get the online learn or the Adventures in Diving Manual is included in your course price.

To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from anothertraining organization)
  • 12 years (Junior Advanced diver)

Your Next Adventure
After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole speciality course and learn more about a specific part of diving or you can take the next step on Rescue diver.

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