Advanced Open Water
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course includes 5 themed Open Water Dives to improve your skills and allow you to explore different aspects of diving. These include Wreck, Search and Recovery, Navigation, Underwater Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Dry Suit and Multilevel. A great course for any Open Water Divers looking to further their skills and knowledge.
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
They’re 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. 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
Deeper water diving – typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet
A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice
One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
Prerequisites To take the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, you must be
A PADI Open Water Diver – or qualifying certification from another training organisation
15 years old – 12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
The knowledge and skills you learn 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 electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
The Learning Materials that you will need are PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD which provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. You are able to complete the knowledge elements of this course online with PADI e-Learning.
Price includes printed study materials and certification.
Your Next Adventure
After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more.
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
AWARE Fish Identification
Multilevel and Computer Diving
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search and Recovery
Underwater Digital Photography