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 from this list
- AWARE Fish Identification Dive
- Boat Dive
- Drift Dive
- Dry Suit Dive
- Enriched Air Nitrox Dive (additional charge for gas mix)
- Multilevel and Computer Dive
- Night Dive
- Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
- Search & Recovery Dive
- Underwater Naturalist Dive
- Underwater Digital Photography Dive (additional charge for camera hire)
- Wreck Dive
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, , diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy 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.
To enroll in the PADI Advanced Open water course, you must be:
- A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
- 12 years old.
What You Learn
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 and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
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 , a dive light a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float 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 specialty diving.You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
Your Next Adventure
After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to do more specialities.