During a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Advanced Open Water Diver course, divers further enhance their scuba diving skills and gain more experience under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Here are some typical components and activities of the course:
Deep Diving: The course usually includes deep diving training, where divers learn about the physiological effects of diving deeper and practice techniques for safely descending to depths of up to 30 meters (100 feet).
Underwater Navigation: Participants learn advanced underwater navigation techniques, such as using a compass and natural navigation cues to navigate underwater environments more effectively.
Three Adventure Dives: The course typically includes three adventure dives chosen from a list of options provided by PADI. These can include night diving, wreck diving, drift diving, peak performance buoyancy, underwater photography, and more.
Knowledge Development: There is often some classroom or online learning component where divers review dive theory related to the selected adventure dives and complete knowledge reviews or quizzes.
Practical Application: After completing the knowledge development portion, divers apply what they've learned by completing the adventure dives under the supervision of a PADI instructor. These dives provide hands-on experience in different diving environments and scenarios.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, participants earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, which allows them to dive to greater depths and participate in more challenging dive experiences.
Overall, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to build upon the foundational skills learned in the Open Water Diver course and expand divers' knowledge and experience in various aspects of scuba diving.
You must have a PADI open water certification in order to complete this course. Be medically fit to dive. It is mandatory that all students must complete PADI's medical questionnaire prior to undertaking your dive course. The medical questionnaire can be found on our booking page.
12 years old (12-14 year olds earn the junior advanced open water certification).