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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course with SCUBA DREAM

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.

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)
  • An introduction to 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 instructor choose from more than 10 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery and much more.

Here are the adventure dives that you can choose from:

  • Adaptive Support                                   Full Face Mask Pool               
  • Boat 
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
  • Dive Against Debris (AWARE)
  • Dry Suit
  • Enriched Air        
  • Fish Identification
  • Full Face Mask                                                   
  • Night
  • Peak Performace Buoyancy 
  • Search & Recovery
  • Self-Reliant
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Wreck

If you are unsure what to reccomend then speak to your instructor, they will be able to advise you on which will be the best to suit your needs as I diver.

If we had to choose then we would reccomend that if you are diving in the UK then to choose: Dry Suit, Wreck and Full Face Mask. If you are diving abroad we would suggest: Enriched Air, Peak Performace Buoyancy and Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, but these are your dives so it is up to you.



To take this course, you must be:

  • A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

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 (eRDPTM)
  • 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 be introduced to underwater photography equipment , a dive light, lift bags, a dry suit or other specialty gear.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 15 types of specialty diving.You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Steve@scubadream.co.uk

Your Next Adventure

After you've tried a specialty in the Advanced Open Water Diver course, you'll probably want to take the Specialty Course and learn more : Taste the fun and adventure

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the SCUBA DREAM Team members.

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