PADI Advanced Open Water

Ocean Explorers - Advanced Open Water Course

This course takes you to the next level of experience by getting you trained on 5 different skills. You can take the course to gain specific training in fields you're interested in, and start right after the Open water Course. This combination of 5 dives is the perfect course to help you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. Plus you get a different and unique experience with each dive.  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 learn skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  • Underwater navigation
  • Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
  • And three more Adventure Dives of your choice, based on what we have to offer on our island.

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor get to choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course.

You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more, like our famous SHARK AWARENESS DIVE!

You can also use each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course as credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.



To take this course, you must be:

Ocean Explorers - Advanced Open Water Course

  • A PADI Open Water Diver  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is also part of PADI eLearning®. You can get started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.) 

Scuba gear required for this course

You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass and slates. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, a lift bag, etc.

You are more than welcome to bring all your equipment, but if you don’t we provide all the necessary scuba gear for the courses while you are in training.


Ocean Explorers - Advanced Open Water Course

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. This material is also included in your course. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your diving adventure.

Adventure Diver Course !

Ocean Explorers - Advanced Open Water Course

Also a great way to gain experience and have fun while under supervision, this option is better suited when time is limited.

You can also get the PADI adventure course certification while diving when you do three different specialties, than later on decide to take the two short of the Advanced and upgrade your certification level, a great option if you are short in time and still want to have fun while learning different things.

After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the whole course and learn more: altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, dry suit diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography, wreck diving or the next level up, Rescue Diver.




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