Advanced Open Water Diver

Unlock New Adventures with the PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Dive into a world of exploration, excitement, and unforgettable experiences with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. You don’t need to be an expert diver to embark on this thrilling journey – it’s designed for those who have completed the PADI Open Water Diver course or have some experience as an Open Water Diver.

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is your pathway to boosting your confidence and enhancing your scuba skills, making you feel more at home in the underwater realm. It’s a fantastic opportunity to log more dives under the guidance of your PADI Instructor. This course builds upon your existing knowledge while introducing you to exciting new activities that will add an extra layer of fun to your scuba adventures.

During the course, you’ll sharpen your skills by completing five adventure dives, which will introduce you to:

  • Underwater Navigation: Master the art of finding your way beneath the surface.
  • Deeper Water Diving: Explore depths ranging from 18 to 30 meters (60-100 feet).
  • Three More Adventure Dives of Your Choice: Customize your experience (Ask us about your options).

The Best Part? The Choice Is Yours!

What sets the Advanced Open Water Diver course apart is the flexibility it offers. You and your instructor get to handpick your adventure dives from a diverse range of options, including digital underwater photography, drift diving, peak performance buoyancy, and more.

Plus, here’s a bonus: Each Adventure Dive completed in this course can count as credit toward the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Course Duration:

You’ll need just 3 days to complete the 5 dives required for certification.

What You’ll Learn:

The Advanced Open Water Diver course equips you with practical knowledge and skills that align with your interests and chosen adventures. Expect to delve into topics like:

  • Deep diving techniques and considerations
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving
  • Enhanced underwater navigation using kick-cycles, visual landmarks, and time
  • Optimized use of your dive computer and Recreational Dive Planner
  • And much more, tailored to your selected Adventure Dives

Scuba Gear You’ll Use:

You’ll make use of your basic scuba gear, including your trusty underwater compass. Depending on your choice of three adventure dives, you may also have the chance to explore underwater photography equipment, dive lights, dry suits, lift bags, dive flags/floats, or other specialty gear.

Learning Materials:

PADI provides two options for learning materials – you can opt for the online learning option or receive the Adventures in Diving Manual, included in your course price.


To enroll in this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or an equivalent certification from another training organization)
  • Be at least 12 years old (Junior Advanced Diver)

Your Next Adventure:

Once you’ve sampled a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll likely be eager to delve deeper into that specific area of diving. Consider taking the full Specialty Diver course to expand your knowledge. Alternatively, take the next step and become a Rescue Diver to further elevate your diving skills and experience. The choice is yours – dive in and explore the possibilities!