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Advanced Open Water Diver

Elevate your diving skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at Diving World! This course expands your diving knowledge and skills through practical experiences in navigation, deep diving, and three specialty dives of your choice, paving the way for advanced certifications.

About the course

By the end of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at Diving World, you’ll be qualified to dive up to 30 meters (100 feet) depending on your age and local regulations. This certification enhances your diving skills and expands your scuba knowledge, allowing you to explore a wider range of diving environments.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at Diving World is designed to expand your diving skills and increase your confidence underwater. This course builds on the foundational skills you learned as an Open Water Diver by introducing more advanced and varied diving techniques. Under the expert guidance of our PADI instructors, you will explore specialised diving that suits your interests and needs, deepening your dive capabilities and preparing you for more adventurous diving.

This course is tailored not just to advance your diving skills but also to enhance your underwater navigation abilities and your knowledge of deep diving. As part of this program, you will complete five different dives including deep and navigation dives, along with three specialty dives of your choice such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck Diving, or Night Diving. These experiences are designed to boost your confidence and extend your diving proficiency to a maximum depth of 30 meters/100 feet.

By the end of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course at Diving World, you will have a broader set of skills that enable you to explore a wider range of diving environments. This certification opens up new possibilities for dive adventures and is a critical step towards more advanced diving certifications, including PADI Specialty courses and the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Learn the Basics Through PADI eLearning®

Learn the Basics Through PADI eLearning®

The eLearning component for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course extends your scuba knowledge beyond the Open Water level. You will delve into advanced principles and techniques of scuba diving, including deep diving, underwater navigation, and an introduction to three elective specialty dives of your choice.

eLearning Details:

  • Duration: Typically requires 6-8 hours of self-guided study.
  • Accessibility: Learn online using any device or download the materials for offline study, providing flexibility to fit your schedule.
  • Instructor Interaction: Engage with your instructor to clarify doubts and discuss advanced diving topics as you prepare for practical dives.
Practical Training

Practical Training

After completing the theoretical components via eLearning, you’ll progress to practical training, which includes advanced diving techniques learned in a safe and controlled environment before moving to open water.

Training Highlights:

  • Environment: Initial dives often occur in confined water to ensure you can comfortably execute advanced skills before progressing to open water.
  • Skills Practice: Master advanced diving skills, including buoyancy control, underwater navigation, and specific techniques related to your chosen speciality dives.
  • Safety Drills: Advanced safety drills will prepare you for diving scenarios in open water.
Open Water Dives

Open Water Dives

The core of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course involves five open water dives, which include two required dives — deep diving and underwater navigation — and three dives from speciality areas you choose based on your interests.

Dive Details:

  • Number of Dives: Complete five open water dives.
  • Depth: Perform a deep dive typically between 18 meters (60 feet) and the maximum depth of 30 meters (100 feet), depending on age and training.
  • Support: Experience close supervision and continuous support from your PADI Instructor, enhancing both safety and confidence as you explore more challenging diving environments.
  • What Do You Want to Know?

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance your diving skills and expand your knowledge beyond the basic level. It includes deep diving, underwater navigation, and three elective specialty dives that allow you to explore new diving activities and capabilities.

Who can take the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course?

This course is open to anyone who holds a PADI Open Water Diver certification or a qualifying certification from another training organisation. It’s ideal for divers who want to gain more experience, improve skills, and try new types of diving.

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the Advanced Open Water Diver course?

You must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or hold an equivalent certification. The minimum age is 12 years, with divers aged 12-14 earning the Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What does the course entail?

The Advanced Open Water Diver course consists of five dives: two mandatory dives focusing on deep diving and underwater navigation, and three elective specialty dives based on your interests. Before the practical dives, you will complete eLearning modules that cover advanced diving principles.

How long does the course take to complete?

Typically, the course can be completed in 3-4 days, depending on the dive schedule and the time required to complete eLearning materials.

What kind of specialty dives can I choose from?

You have a variety of specialties to choose from, such as Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night Diving, Boat and Nitrox Diving (Trou aux Biches only) and more. The choice depends on your interests and the diving conditions available at your location.

What equipment will I need for the course?

All equipment is included. Besides the basic scuba gear, you might need additional equipment depending on the specialty dives you choose. Common additional gear includes a dive computer, underwater compass, and specialised tools for certain types of dives.

What are the benefits of taking the Advanced Open Water Diver course?

Completing the course enhances your diving skills, increases your confidence, and qualifies you to dive to deeper depths (up to 30 meters/100 feet). It also opens the door to more specialised diving activities and is a stepping stone to PADI Rescue Diver and other advanced certifications.

How can I sign up for the course?

You can enrol in the Advanced Open Water Diver course by contacting Diving World directly. We will provide you with all necessary information about starting dates, availability, and how to access the eLearning materials.

Can I count any of the dives towards specialty certifications?

Yes, each adventure dive in the Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit towards the first dive of the corresponding specialty certification. This is a great way to begin earning specialty certifications while advancing your dive training.

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