PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
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 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 by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
- Three other types of dives as selected by your instructor depending on the conditions and dive environment. These dives could be a wreck dive, fish Identification, peak performance buoyancy, night dive or underwater naturalist
To take this course, you must be:
A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
What You Learn
The knowledge and skills you get in the PADI 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)
And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
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 an underwater camera a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online, you can start right now! Book and pay online and receive your Padi elearning key emailed to you.
Cancellation / Transfer Policy
Transfer of dates prior to 1 week before the course start date - $50 transfer fee
Transfer within 1 week of course start date $100 transfer fee
This fee is applicable every time you transfer dates.
Once courses are booked and paid for there is no refund available.
16-18 October Combined with Mayor Island Liveaboard