PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


Exploration, Excitement, and building Experiences . . .

This is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.

Now that you are Open Water certified what comes next? The advance course gives you great insight into five different types of diving, two that are compulsory, and the other three you can pick the type of diving that will interest you most.

All these dives are called Adventure Dives and they are the first Dive of that speciality. For instance, the Deep Dive between 18 meters and 30 meters which is compulsory for the Advance course and will allow you then to dive to 30 meters, is the first dive of the Deep Speciality Course. So, if deep diving interest you, you can then go on and do the full Deep Diving Speciality course which will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 40 meters.

The other Dive that is Compulsory is Navigation, imagine how much more at ease you will feel if you know where you are under water at all times. The other three dives are your choice we can advise, many people find the Peak Performance Buoyance dive one of the best dives and carry on to get the full certification. Please speak to us and we can book in what is most suitable for you unlike other dive centre’s that do not give you an option.

You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, multi-level 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.

And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it. The course is 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.

What You Learn and Learning Materials

The knowledge and skills you get 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 or your elRDPml

And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose,

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course starts with you completing the five sections on the  E-Learning. Once done we need you for two days normally on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday we are very flexible. Day one you will complete three dives and two dives on day two. The Deep dive is normally done on day two and needs to be done at one of the Dive sites that can accommodate the depth.

What is included and are there any other costs?

We will supply you with all the equipment and certification costs.

You will need to budget for Dive site entry’s local site is £15.00 to enter and the deeper site can be as much as £30.00. You also need to pay for your air fills around £5.00 per fill.


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