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:
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
- An introduction to two more Adventure Dives of your choice (Search – Recovery & Wreck)
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)
- ·And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
The Fun Part
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 EAN Nitrox Diving, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery, and much more.
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)
- Prior to any water sessions return completed the Medical Statement, and have physician approval for diving, if needed.
PADI Adventure Diver book and slate
Speciality equipment for dives
Tanks and air
PADI Advanced Diver certificate
How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
- Surface marker, whistle, Slate & pencil
- Student provides or rents snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, boots, and snorkel)
- Student owns or rents Scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, exposure suit or any speciality equipment)
Your Next Adventure
After you’ve tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you’ll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more.
For more information about this or other PADI courses, have a chat with one of the Bone Island Divers PADI instructors or Team members.