Advanced Open Water Diver
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences - That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Who should take this course?
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.
What will you learn?
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
If you would like to include a double dive on the ex HMAS Adelaide as part of your Advance Open Water certification, add $150 to the course cost. Wreck dives will be available in accordance with the boat schedule.
Bundle the Enriched Air Diver speciality with the Advanced Open Water certification, add $200 to the course cost (save $75 by bundling).
How long is the course?
You work on the knowledge development at your own pace to complete it prior to the in water sessions.
The dives are typically conducted over two full days. However, we can schedule the dives to a time that suits you.
What scuba gear will you use?
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll also use specialised gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving, or a compass for navigation. Ideally, it's best to have your own gear as you want to be able to tailor the configuration for your comfort and needs as you gain more experience. But don't worry if you don't, we can provide all the specialist equipment or even fit you out in a full set of gear.
Contact us by clicking the button at the top of the page to Enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.