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Advanced Open Water

So you are hooked on Diving!

Scuba diving really does become something you want to do more of.  As you learned in your Open Water Diver course there are so many adventures underwater to look forward to.  The next level on is the Advanced Open Water course, based around furthering your adventures in diving.


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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 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:


  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deeper Water Diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice.                                                               


The Fun Part: 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, Peak Performance Bouyancy, Night Diving 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. 


Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:


  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get 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

The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of Speciality Diving.You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.