PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.
They are what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you do not have to be “advanced” to take it – it is designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.
The Advanced Open Water 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 have learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. You will hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Under Water Navigation
- Deep Diver (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres)
- A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice
The Fun Part:
- One reason you will 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 wreck diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy and much more.
- Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may be a credit towards the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.
What You Learn
- The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water 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 Planner
- And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
The Scuba Gear You Use
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, DPV’s (underwater scooters), a dive light, lift bags or other specialty gear.
The Learning Materials You Need
- PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of speciality diving. You will use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
- To take this course, you must be:
- A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
Price includes the following:
- Crew Pack and registration
- Hard Gear Hire
Price excludes the following: Qualifying Dives x 5