Age: From 12
Duration: Normally 2 days
Max-Depth: 30 meters
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Advanced Open Water – the adventure continues here
If you are already qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you can enrol onto the Advanced to get your next level qualification.
By selecting and completing the five required dives, you will advance your diving knowledge and skills and once qualified, you can dive deeper with more experience anywhere in the world.
In practical terms, this means that there may have been some sites that you couldn’t dive because of depth restrictions – this qualification opens up far more dive sites and opportunities to explore.
Take a look at the Course Specifics tab to find out more about what will happen on the day of the course.
With the PADI Advanced Open Water course you will take your diving education to the next level. You don’t have to be advanced to do it, it is designed to advance your diving and you can enrol straight after the Open Water course.
It is actually two courses, the Adventure Diver and the Advanced Open Water – there are 3 adventure dives that you can select and the required Deep and Navigation for the Advanced. Generally, it is run as one course and you get certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver.
By completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, you will be qualified to dive (with a buddy) to a depth of 30m anywhere in the world.
To gain the PADI Advanced Open Water qualification you will need to complete 5 dives two of which are compulsory :
DEEP DIVE – dive to a maximum depth of 30m, or 100 feet, and learn more about the physiological and physical effects.
NAVIGATION DIVE – learn more about using a compass for patterns, taking bearings and using natural navigation.
The other three can be chosen from a list in the Adventure Diving Manual ( subject to practicality of environment)
Each one of these dives can be credited towards the PADI SPECIALTY that it relates to.
There are no classroom theory sessions but you will get a Crewpack with some required knowledge reviews to complete – these will be assessed by your instructor prior to diving.
To take part in an Advanced Open Water course all you need is:
- to be in reasonable health
- be over 12 years old*
- to have completed Open Water Complete
You are now able to dive down to 30 meters and enjoy a lot of the diving the world has to offer. However, there is always more to learn and the next course asks you to consider problem solving for yourself and for others.
To continue your education and to expand your skills and knowledge, have a look at the below:
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