Advanced Open Water Diver

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.

Couple taking scuba diving lessons


You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

    • Underwater navigation

    • Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)

  • A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

The Fun Part: Your Choice

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your Fins instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photographywreck divingnight divingdiving with underwater scooterspeak performance buoyancy and much more.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you 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.)  Start Now!

Cool wildlife to see on scuba diving trips

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 (eRDPML)

  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear  including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Check with the Dive Centre about gear rentals and packages offered with this course.

Advanced Open Water Diver £350

Advance-open-water-diver-overview Diver swimming with turtle underwater Happy scuba instructor after a dive One of the many creatures you will discover underwater