The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course consists of:
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 – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
The whole course takes 2 days once you have completed the home study section. Both days are spent away at a local dive site where you will conduct your 5 Adventure Dives. This is usually a dive site called Capernwray in Lancaster but your course can be completed anywhere in the world.
Who can take the 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.
If you’re already an Adventure diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.Sign up for PADI’s digital training products to get started immediately. Choose from Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Divingvideo (a book and DVD package).
Ask Scuba Dive Adventures to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.