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Advanced Open Water Diver


Just completed your PADI Open Water course & not sure

what to do now?


The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course a way for

you to "advance" your knowledge & skills, is designed for

you to start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver

certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.



Pre Requisites



  • Minimum age 12 (those under the age of 15 all receice a Junior Advanced Open Water certification. They will also be limited in depth & can only participate in certain adventure dives. Please ask for further information)

  • PADI Open Water/Junior Open water diver

  • Be in reasonable physical health

  • Complete a continuing education form 

  • Have a sense of adveture

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What will you learn

 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.

What equipment do I need

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool.


There are many adventure dives to choose from

  • Adaptive Support

  • Boat

  • Digital Underwater Photography

  • Dry Suit

  • Enriched Air (Nitrox)

  • Fish Identification

  • Night

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

  • Search and Recovery

  • Sidemount

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Wreck


Each adventure dive is different from the next, with each one requiring different equipment such as dive light, lift bag, underwater camera etc. 

Just like the PADI open water course we can provide all the equipment you need you just need to bring a swimming costume & a towel. Some dives require a pool session first so a T-shirt will be needed.

How much does it cost


Advanced Open water course - £199.00

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