PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


Why PADI Advanced Open Water?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course will give you the tools to become a well-rounded diver and to vastly extend your range of dive skills. You will extend your depth limits, get an introduction to the basics of underwater navigation and generally improve your dive skills under the supervision of an experienced PADI instructor. It is also a great opportunity for you to try something new underwater, such as Digital Underwater Photography, Night diving or any other activity that might interest you.

What Will I Learn?

This certification includes five adventure dives, including the mandatory Deep and Underwater Navigator. You then get to choose from three of the following:

  • Aware Fish ID
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Drift Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Wreck Diver

There is a corresponding knowledge review for each adventure dive, that you will complete and review with your instructor. We strongly recommend the Peak Performance Buoyancy class. Why? It can show immediate improvement in your control underwater, even if you are an experienced diver. It works on breathing, positioning and proper weighting. All very important to making you a good diver. Plus it’s fun, you get to swim through hoops!

What Do I Need to Start?

PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). PADI Jr Open Water Divers may participate in some Adventure dives up to the Jr Adventure Diver certification. Children aged 12 to 14 can earn their Jr Advanced Open Water certification, with a maximum depth limit of 21 meters/70 feet.

What Do I Learn at the End?

Once you receive your PADI Advanced Open Water certification card, it’ll open up many new fun opportunities. You can go to a depth of 30 meters/100 feet so it’s perfect for wall dives or seeing deeper Wrecks. You’ll be more confident in drift diving, night diving and a better diver.

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