PADI Advanced Open water, you don't have to be "advanced" to take it. The course is designed so you can enrol straight onto this course directly from the PADI Open Water Diver course. The course helps you increase your confidence and build skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt and continue to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.
The course builds on what you've learned by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun whilst scuba diving. Adventures in Diving program offers both the PADI Adventure Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. Complete any three adventure dives and you can earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification.
If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Why Advanced Open Water Diver?
As you are more experienced, you will feel more comfortable and confident in the water and simply enjoy diving. Ready to go a little deeper? The certification allows you to safely dive to a maximum of 30 meters.
What do I need to start?
PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for the PADI Junior Adventure Diver and PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver) Medically fit for the course
What will I do?
PADI Advanced Open Water course includes 5 Adventure Dives: the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the following:
Dive Against Debris
Dry Suit Diver
Driver Propulsion Vehicle
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search and Recovery Diver
AWARE Fish Identification
How long will it take?
The course normally takes 2 or 3 days depending on your comfort levels. You haven't dived recently? Then we recommend the PADI Reactivate prior to the open water dives.
What will I need?
The PADI E-learning Materials
All equipment needed will be provided by the centre for any training plus all major items for the open water dives.
NOTE: At this stage of your diving you should consider building up your own basic equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, boots, and gloves).
Where can I go from here?
After the course, you can enrol in PADI Wreck or Deep Diver Specialty courses and continue on to the PADI Rescue Diver course, which is probably the best course you will ever do! Before adding Deep or Wreck Specialty as an option with the Advanced Open Water Course, we would like to see documentary evidence that you have a minimum of 25 logged dives, or will reach 25 by the time you have completed your Advanced Course.
Nitrox Diver Upgrade
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives and get back the water sooner and that's why so many divers choose this as their very first specialty. PADI Nitrox Diver Course Info
Deep Diver Upgrade
Deep diving also means different things to different scuba divers. For some it is any dive deeper than 18 metres and for others it is any dive deeper than what they've done in the past. Whatever the definition, deep dives require planning and discipline in order to enjoy a safe deep dive. PADI Deep Diver Course Info
Wreck Diver Upgrade
Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even cars nearly irresistible because they're intriguing to explore and exciting avenues of discovery, and usually full of aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible, and safe wreck diving. PADI Wreck Diver Course Info